After a few days off relaxing and catching up with family and friends, I want to share with you my photos of the Mariposa Grove giant sequoia trees (aka giant redwoods). Last night I had a late night catching up with a friend, but I hate it when I don’t post for a few days. Not being good at your blog feels like not being good at your job!
It’s really hard to tell just how big the trees are in many of the photos. When we went to the grove, it was a grey day and a bit rainy. Wandering though the trees you can’t help but notice the effects of a fire years ago. Some of the trees are blackened, but they just let nature run it’s course inside the park. The rangers only remove parts of damaged trees that are blocking roads.
It was kind of nice with the rain in the grove, it seemed more mystical and magical somehow. If you are headed to Yosemite don’t miss out on the grove. You have to drive a little bit outside of the park to get there, but really an hour or two inside the grove is all that you need. Some of these trees are over two thousand years old! That fact really impressed me.