This past September, we vacationed in Yosemite National Park, hiking all around the park. We also visited two old world groves of the stunning, giant sequoia, in Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park in California. These are two of the oldest and largest living organisms on the planet, literally thousands of years old. No words.
I was also struck by the significant percentage of trees that are dead and dying because of the draught and the beetles. Go see this park now, before it looks completely different!
Here is a short video from the trip.