Greetings from Sequoia National Park

From the time my father introduced me to Sequoia when I was twelve, 54 years ago, I have returned over and over again to renew my spirit in this beautiful place as a young adult and then camping out in Lodgepole with my two children every year. Now my adult children are preparing to introduce their children to the peace and beauty of this wonderful park. The picture is of the Sierra Nevada backcounty from Eagle View, a mile’s walk from Crescent Meadow. Hiking to witness this breathtaking vista has always been among my most cherished life events. Sequoia and the Sierra Nevada are an irreplacable spiritual treasure, helping us to remember who we really are.

Sincerely,
Kathryn

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is home to the tallest mountain in the Lower 48 and the largest tree on earth. Mount Whitney's granite peak rises 14,505 feet above sea level on the arduous High Sierra trail. General Sherman, a sequoia in the Giant Forest, is the world's most voluminous living tree specimen, standing 275 feet high with a base circumference of over 100 feet. The park also features spectacular waterfalls and more than 200 marble caves.

State(s): California

Established: 1890

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