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Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 576: Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias - Yosemite National Park - Grizzly Giant - California Tree

Giant Sequoias

Day #576 * Hike #659 * New Track #562
Wednesday June 13, 2012
Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias - Yosemite National Park
Grizzly Giant - California Tree
My Tripometer: 1 hour * 1.75 Miles * +150 Feet
 
 Welcome to Yosemite

 First stop, the Giant Sequoias!

Directions:
Take the 41 North into Yosemite National Park.  At the park entrance, you'll need to pay $20.00 to enter, unless you have a park pass.  After rolling through the gate, a sign indicates that most of everything in Yosemite is to the left, but we turned right to view the Giant Sequoias.  The 2 mile drive is well worth the visit...

 Trailhead at the parking area

 We chose this trailhead because the Grizzly Giant was closer

 Unique growth

 Fallen Trees

 Smooth table top

 Another quarter mile to the Grizzly

 Grizzly Giant


 Let's check out the California Tree

 Ayden inside the California Tree

Many more ways to go...
 
There are multiple trails up here and it would have made sense to loop around but Ayden was being a pest so we turned back to the car.  This hike was relatively easy; cool morning and shaded.  I'm not sure of the exact elevation but I noticed that my breath was shorter on the uphill trek.
 
***Next stop, Taft Point...
 

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