Sequoias & Yosemites

Back in September my parents made the harrowing voyage out to Los Angeles to visit Z and me. I loved having them here, and we had a great time together. The first thing we did, actually, was leave the city and explore Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. My dad was the only one who’d ever been to either, and he was right about Yosemite being terribly beautiful. Here are some pictures:

Mature giant sequoias can survive forest fires because their trunks are thick and branches are above the fire.

Mature giant sequoias can survive forest fires because their trunks are thick and branches are above the fire.
At Sequoia National Park

A common cause of death for sequoias is falling over. At Sequoia National Park

A common cause of death for sequoias is falling over.
At Sequoia National Park

Long ago Yosemite Valley was carved out by a glacier. At Yosemite National Park

Long ago Yosemite Valley was carved out by a glacier.
At Yosemite National Park

Most of the falls were dried up when we visited the park in September, but this one (I don't recall it's name--Dad will know) was still going. At Yosemite National Park

Most of the falls were dried up when we visited the park in September, but this one (I don’t recall it’s name–Dad will know) was still going.
At Yosemite National Park

We spent most of our time hiking and went up these stairs one day. At Yosemite National Park

We spent most of our time hiking and went up these stairs one day.
At Yosemite National Park

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One Response to Sequoias & Yosemites

  1. Sharon says:

    So glad you all got to go!! These pictures are amazing. Thank you for sharing with us!

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