:: Saturday, March 29, 2003 ::
Grant & The Big Trees
Yesterday (Friday) we went up from the Valley where we'd been staying to see the Giant Sequoias up in the mountains. In a space of about 20 minutes, we went from 350 feet above sea level to around 7000 feet. Thus, we went from temps in the 70s to the upper 30s or lower 40s. There was still snow on the ground in places up there.
Anyhow, we went to the area known as Grant's grove. We got pictures of Grant next to the "General Grant" tree, which is the biggest around of all of them at over 40 feet in diameter at the base. Kinda funny seeing that Grant is the smallest around in our family.
No, I don't have any pictures developed yet. Maybe I'll post them here when I do. Meanwhile, you'll just have to laugh to yourselves without the visual cue.
We also took a picture of my sister trying to hug one of the trees so that she could tell her friends she's a tree-hugger. She looks like she's sprawled out on a climbing wall or something.
Those trees were just awesome. God, you're so cool...
:: Matt 3/29/2003 10:52:00 PM :: permalink ::