The World's Largest Tree

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sequoia National Forest, California.  
A throwback to earlier this year and a previous post! I hope you enjoy it!

The amazing smell of pine in fresh, crisp cold air is, in my opinion, one of the world's most amazing gifts to us. I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit a place that provides this wonderful gift on top of a mountain elevated 5,000 feet above sea level. In the Sequoia National Forest you are surrounded with all the fresh forest scents, sounds of nature, and have the ability to snag yourself some really amazing Instagram photos while you're at it!

I was freezing, obviously, because it was snowing. There were many people around, to which I tried my best to avoid, all trying to have the chance to see the world's largest tree, the General Sherman. After hiking up a snowy path in the middle of the forest there it was standing proud as the biggest sequoia tree around! Although I didn't have a chance to get a good picture with the tree in the background I have to admit I was really confused upon having seen the General Sherman because it is given the title of the largest tree in the world.

The General Sherman, being 2,500 years old, is indeed the largest tree in the world but not based off of it's height or width and instead it's volume. It's definitely an impressive sight to see, but I honestly expected it's width to be large enough to have a minibus go through it like in some of the tree photos I've seen in the past. Don't be fooled though, this tree has claimed it's place in history and it definitely deserves a spot in the books! 

The General Grant was also a sight to see and it was amazing to have the chance to see both this tree and the General Sherman. The comparison between both the trees is difficult to make because both of them are very tall and almost equal in width. If you had limited time in this forest I would recommend making the time to see both of these amazing trees and taking the time to admire what amazing things the world produces. If it's snowing I would recommend driving to both the trees instead of walking because cars were sliding and it can be slightly dangerrrrrous and they are quite far apart from one another.

There is always time for tree time!

For anyone interested...I stayed warm in a Nastygal jacket, a New Look structured wool
hat, and my Forever 21 scarf. 

More posts and photos on my Sequoia National Forest trip click on the following links below:
1. The Mountain View
2. On Top of a Hill Searching for an Adventure 

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