Nestled away in Sequoia National Park, 7000 feet above sea level in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a 3,200 year old tree affectionately nicknamed “The President.” It stands 247 feet tall and has a 93 foot circumference on the ground. This tree is estimated to have over two BILLION leaves. It’s so tall it took 126 frames to capture in its entirety.
No words can describe how incredible it is to experience camping in Yosemite National Park. Sleeping under the stars and waking up to towering granite walls and tremendous raging waterfalls is something so beautiful and spectacular within itself. I can’t wait to camp here again soon.
On our recent backpacking trip into the Sierra Nevada Mountains we stopped at our favorite dinner location along the way. A nice quiet spot in the Alabama Hills looking up at the beautiful crags of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. When the sun started to set we were in for a breathtaking surprise of insanely beautiful color. Awestruck.
The winds this day were gusting at something like 60-70mph at the water’s surface, causing mist to peel off and swirl high into the air. As you can imagine, the most powerful gusts were headed right towards where I stood on the small bridge separating the lake from the creek. Waves smashed against the rocks and I was nearly certain some unfortunate tree would break under the unrelenting force. It was a beautiful and humbling time to be here, at one of my favorite places.