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Published: December 23rd 2009
Reimers Candies and Gifts, Three Rivers
Sequoia National Park is a place that words and pictures don't do justice. For this trip to Sequoia, the journey started in Los Angeles but this story will start at Reimers Candies and Gifts at Three Rivers, California. Here i enjoyed one of the nicest wildberry icecreams along with a bubble gum ice cream too. A very delicious start to my trip.
Driving through the outer area of the park is quite amazing as you know you are going into something so majestic. If it wasn't enough that i was seeing this wonderful park on my drive into the campsite, i got to see my first real life bear just walking across the road. Very Much a thrill for my first holiday and my first time in a National Park.
Hiking through Sequoia was always planned for this trip and it didn't disappoint. On one particular hike, the Crescent Meadow trail in the Giant Forest which takes you through some lovely areas including the meadow which on a summers morning is very beautiful, taking you past Tharps log which is a hollowed out Sequoia tree in which he lived, we encountered a couple of cubs
on a leisurely stroll through the meadow. Another wonderful sight to see.
At 6725 ft, Moro Rock was going to be another huge thrill. Coming from the lowlands of Australia at around 500ft, 6000 ft difference is huge, i was ready to be in awe. And in awe i was, the 400 steps up the rock were well worth it.
A journey inside Crystal Cave was quite fun. Having never stepped inside a cave it was quite a different view of the world. Having no sight in the cave made me appreciate how lucky i really am.
Overall one week in Sequoia National Park was an exciting and amazing time. Something that i will remember for a very long time.
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