Sequoia NP California

Bears & Giants, Sequoia National Park


The mountains of the Sierra Nevada are a welcome relief after the blistering heat of the Californian interior. Sequoia National Park is home to some of the largest trees in the world, the Sequoias. They are truly gargantuan. Their yearly bark renewal could form a 60ft tree with bark 1ft thick! The main road winds through dense forest, with glimpses of a magnificent mountain range – the southern tail of the Sierra Nevadas.

Exploring here was so magical – three of my four brown bear encounters took place in this park. There are endless footpaths to meander along, through Sequoia groves and along alpine meadows. Eagles soar above the canopy and wildlife scurries and scuttles in the undergrowth. It was after walking down to the beautiful expanse of Crescent Meadow that I saw a brown bear happily munching on some vegetation. Sequoia National Park is an idyllic wilderness.

Redwood Grove in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia Tree in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia Grove in Sequoia National Park

Hugging Giants! in Sequoia National Park, California

Brown bear in alpine meadow, Sequoia National Park

Girl sitting on a tree in Sequoia National Park

Alpine Meadow in Sequoia National Park

Bear in a meadow in Sequoia National Park, California

Campsite in Sequoia National Park

Bear Paw Print in Sequoia National Park, California

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