General Sherman & Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park

The next day, we got up early, checked out of the lodge (we stayed right in the park!) and headed to see General Sherman, the largest tree (by volume) in the world. It stands 274.9 feet high. Holy crap.

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It was a beautiful morning when we hiked down to the tree. The trail down was about a half mile downhill on a paved path.

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And there it was!

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Protip: get there EARLY to avoid the crowds! We had most of the grove to ourselves and it was quite peaceful.

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Sherman was magnificent. We didn’t linger long, but my mom and I explored the trail a bit more while Jordan went to get the car, since it was parked pretty far away.

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Next we drove over to Moro Rock, a trail of rock steps leading to a large dome with amazing views.

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The High Sierras

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My parents made it about halfway up-they still got some great views!

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The view on top of Moro Rock was phenomenal. You can see the high sierras and the Great Western Divide. I’d highly recommend this hike if you are in Sequoia NP. It may be challenging for some, since the stairs are narrow and there are many of them, but there are guard rails all way up, and I never felt unsafe. It’s only a quarter of a mile up and totally worth it!

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