Monday, July 13, 2009

Earths Largest Tree

After our BSA Camp Chawanakee program we headed down to Sequoia National park to see the earths largest tree. The General Sherman Tree ( a Giant Sequoia) is estimated to be around 2,200 years old, 275 feet tall, the trunk is 1,385 tons and 103 feet in circumference.  A very large and beautiful tree. This is just one of the many highlights in the Sequoia, the second oldest National Park in the U.S. While in the park we checkout some bouldering, and hiked to the top of Moro Rock. Atop Moro Rock you can see a few of the High Sierra Peaks like Eisen, Alta, and in the distance the Whitney Portal Area home to California's largest peak Mt. Whitney (14,494ft). The Sierras make us feel right at home, and we hope to spend some more time in the Sequoia & Kings Canyon area in the near future. 

Happy Trails from the E-Tour, 

Alexis & Topher 

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