Those giant sequoias are really impressive, but it's hard (bordering on impossible with my photo equipment) to actually capture their hugeness in a picture. As a matter of fact, it's hard to grasp just how tall those trees are even when you're standing right in front of them. Impressive, as I said.
|Noah included for scale (and cuteness) - he is 37 inches tall (about 94 cm) and very cute.|
When you "hike" to the Grant tree, the paved trail leads you by a fallen tree that can be walked through, which Noah really enjoyed.*
The next stop on our Tour de Sequoia National Park was Montecito Lake, which was pretty and pleasantly deserted. I'm not a fan of crowds, and we encountered quite a few people since we were visiting famous spots on a Sunday.
While all of the famous trees are fenced off, the less famous ones are more accessible, so we stopped at the side of the road and explored for a bit.
|bad lighting, but one big tree!|
*While the hike-y side of me rolls her eyes at paved hiking trails, the until-recently stroller-pushing side of me as well as the side that highly approves of making things wheelchair-accessible applauds the paved trail. Yay for being accommodating!