Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Yesterday, we visited Yosemite National Park and had delightful weather for the day. We visited many wonderful sights and I took over 200 photos. What a job I had to choose the ones I wanted to put on my blog. Unfortunately, the photos are a little jumbled up.



                              The above photo shows the famous Half Dome and El Capitan.

 This is the view from the top of Glacier Point looking down into the valley approx 3,000 feet below.

Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in Yosemite dropping 2,425 feet from the top of the upper fall to the bottom of the lower fall.

 I forget the name of the above waterfall. It may be Bridal Veil


I like the above photo because it looks as though as though he is jumping for joy at being able to catch the berry in its mouth.
                                                                             A jay.


So ends a lovely day at Yosemite National Park. On the way back to the motel we passed this road sign and got a chuckle out of it.

 The next day we headed off to Sequoia National Park/King's Canyon National Park which has some of the oldest trees on earth. Unfortunately, we went in at the wrong entrance and did not get to see one of the main attractions, the General Grant Tree. The General Grant tree is the largest giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park in California and the second largest tree in the world.
We did see the General Sherman Tree which has some wonderful statistics: It is 275 feet tall, has a diameter of 36 feet at its base, a circumference of 102 feet and its largest branch has a diameter of 7 feet, larger than most of the trees east of the Mississippi. It is guesstimated that it is between 2,000-2,500 years old.

 I could not get all of the tree in one photo so the above picture is of the lower part of the tree and the one below, the top part of the tree.

The only other thing of interest we saw was Tunnel Rock which was a large dislodged boulder resting on two rocks and creating a tunnel.
Well, I think this is enough for this blog. Next stop Anaheim and Disneyland with our son, David and his wife, Sara.

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