Have you ever thought that skyscrapers were ascribed as something “larger than life”? You’d feel like a tiny ant when you stand near it, as if a monster was about to gobble you up. This was what I felt when I rummaged the forests of the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. These forests were homes of the fat, tall and large Sequoia and redwood trees which could grow as high as 310 – 380 feet and could weigh as much as 1.5 – 2.7 million lbs. This place is also the home world’s largest living tree which was the General Sherman.
My family and I found the selfie pod (monopod) very fun to use.
Several of the tourist spots were closed because up here in Sequoia it is still considered winter. However I enjoyed hiking in the foothills. It also dubbed as exercise for all the food we ate for the past days since we got here.
Frankly when I set foot in California I was disappointed by the presence of warm air as I’d expected the weather to be a bit cool because of spring. I did mention in my other post that it reached Philippine heat during the day but thankfully it was became cool at night.
As we escalated up the mountain the roads got more meandering. Thankfully the beauty of the forests were there to distract us from the dizziness. We went 7000 feet up the ground and we felt like we were on top of the world. For my case.. the North Mountain (where Queen Elsa of the film Frozen built her castle) – I was overjoyed to spot some bits of snow or soft ice on the ground that I even attempted to build a tiny snowman!
I cannot describe the beauty of the place. It’s so beautiful that despite being my acrophobic self, it makes me want to jump and soar across the canyon, just to admire the beauty of nature.
My family and I ate at a pizza parlour where we could pin our home country. Here I am proudly pinning the motherland – the Pearl of the Orient. 🙂
Stay tuned for my next post about the Yosemite National Park! 🙂