Tall Tales From The Field

Sequoia

The Best Images Of 2015- Good Memories

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What Do Sequoia National Park, A Photography Workshop and A Marriage Proposal Have in Common?

It all happened last Sunday as I conducted a photography workshop at Sequoia National Park and  Kyle proposed to Stephany (the 2 workshop participants).  I had been to Sequoia 9 years ago on Easter Sunday and snowshoed in 2 feet of snow. There was no snow this past Sunday.  It is very apparent that California is experiencing a severe drought. Below are pics from Sequoia and one of the newly engaged. More photos from my trip out to the spectacular California Coastline to follow soon.

Sequoia's Giant Forest

Giant Sequoias at Round Meadow

 

 

Sequoia's Giant Forest

 

Sequoia's Giant Forest

 

Sequoia's Paradise Creek

A somewhat diminished Paradise Creek in the Sequoia foothills

 

 

Sequoia National Park

Castle Rocks

 

 

Sequoia's Giant Forest

Giant Forest at Sunset

 

 

Sequoia National Park

On Moro Rock

 

 

Sequoia Sunset

A glorious sunset to the west

 

 

Sequoia Sunset

 

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A very happy Kyle and Stephany

 

 


Sequoia National Park- A Park Of Extremes

Yosemite National Park may get all the pub and glory but Sequoia National Park is an enticing alternative high up in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.  If you like peace, solitude, adventure, rugged peaks, pristine lakes and rivers, along with it’s main attraction, Giant Sequoia Trees, then Sequoia is a preferred destination.  I worked a summer in Sequoia during my college years and it is a summer I will never forget. Where else can you encounter a black bear and a tarantula on the same day!

The park has immense elevation changes starting from the chaparral in the foothills at 1,300 feet, to dense sub alpine forests and onto the treeless alpine environment.  Sequoia is home to Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states at 14,491 feet and the world’s largest tree, The General Sherman.

EUREKA DUNES

GENERAL SHERMAN TREE

The General Sherman Tree Has A Diameter Of Nearly 34 Feet

WINTRY SEQUOIA FROM MORO ROCK

Fog Rolls Into Giant Forest

FOG ROLLS THROUGH A FOREST

More Fog From the Valley Below

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CASTLE ROCKS IN FOG

Fog-Shrouded Castle Rocks

FALL FOILAGE IN SEQUOIA

Fall Colors Stand Out

FALL COLORS SURROUND A GIANT SEQUOIA

MOSS-COVERED TREES

Lichen-covered Lodgepole Pines

HIKING THE HIGH SIERRAS

Backpacking The Sierras

EAGLE SCOUT PEAK

Eagle Scout Peak Along The High Sierra Trail

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Relaxing In The Back Country At Hamilton Lakes

HAMILTON CREEEK FALLS

Hamilton Creek Falls

HIKING TO MT. WHITNEY

Hiking To The Top Of Mt. Whitney

MT WHITNEY CLOSEUP

Mt. Whitney

MT WHITNEY FROM ALABAMA HILLS

Mt. Whitney From The Owens Valley’s’ Alabama Hills

LOOKING NORTH FROM TOP OF MT WHITNEY

View From The Top

Sunrise at Mt.Whitney Trail Camp

Camping Below Whitney Summit

SOLO WHITNEY HIKER

Solo Whitney Hiker

KAWEAH RIVER EARLY EVENING

One Of My Favorite Rivers, The Kaweah River At The Sequoia Foothills

MIDDLE FORK KAWEAH RIVER

Kaweah River

Paradise Creek

PARADISE CREEK

SLOPE OF WILDFLOWERS

Wildflowers

SEQUOIA WILDFLOWERS

Mustang Clover

THREE SEQUOIAS

SEQUOIAS IN MOTION

Sequoia’s In A Blur………

MOTHER BLACK BEAR AND CUB YOSEMITE

Mother And Cub Black Bear

SEQUOIA DEER

More Wildlife

MOTHER BEAR WATCHES OVER CUB

SEQUOIA SNOW 2

Fresh Snow

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SEQUOIA AGAINST SNOWY PINES

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SUNSET

From The Aptly Named Sunset Rock