We spent the night at Fresno, the salad bowl of California. The next morning we drove south to Kings Canyon N.P. and Sequoia N.P.
The forests were full of these giant Sequoia Trees.(see how small Bill looks)
These trees are thousands of years old. I kept expecting to see dinosaurs, it was like going back in time.
Some of the trees are named after famous Generals. This one is called 'Grant' and it is the second largest one in the world.
Height above base
Circumference at ground
Maximum diameter at base
Diameter 4.5 ft (1.4 m) above height point on ground
Diameter 60 ft (18 m) above base
Diameter 180 ft (55 m) above base
Diameter of largest branch
Height of first large branch above the base
Average crown spread
52,508 cu ft
Estimated mass (wet)
2,105 short tons
Then we drove out of the Parks to stay the night in Visalia. It was a long winding drive down the mountains to the valley floor with magnificent mountain views. Sadly this would be the last night I would be with my cousins, Chuck, Bonnie and Lynne. They have been super generous to us and showed us a beautiful part of California.