Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yosemite National Park, California

Since we were so close, we decided to drive through Yosemite National Park again. This trip we entered the park from the south, where the grove of big Sequoia trees is located. We continued driving north to Yosemite Valley and were able to get some really nice photos of the waterfalls.

Sequoia National Park, California

Today we drove through Sequoia National Park and saw the biggest trees in the world, including the BIGGEST tree in the world "The General Sherman" tree. The General Sherman tree is approximately 2200 years old. It is not the tallest tree in the park, nor the widest at the base, but overall it's mass is larger than the others. These Sequoia trees are MASSIVE. They don't look real. You have to see these trees to believe how big they really are.

Kings Canyon National Park, California

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Trona Pinnacles National Natural Landmark, California

While on our journey through California we passed through Trona, where the Pinnacles National Natural Landmark is located. Of course we had to stop to take a look and some photos.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Death Valley National Park, California

We spent the day driving through Death Valley National Park, stopping to see interesting spots along the way. We started our park tour at the south entrance just outside of Shoshone, CA. At Badwater Basin, the lowest point at 282 feet below sea level, it was only 102 degrees just after noon. It probably got a bit hotter after that. We experienced a dramatic temperature difference in the mountains on our way out of the park. The mountain temperature was 77 degrees and felt good after feeling the desert heat. We've wanted to see Death Valley NP for some time and can now say , we have been there and survived.