In thinking about what could possibly be written to describe our excursion this week to Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, a million possibilities ran through my head.  Instead of working hard to find the right words, these photos can do the explaining for me.

first real tent

first real tent

solitude

solitude

campfire glow

campfire glow

Kaweah's Marble Fork

Kaweah's Marble Fork

Kaweah River

Kaweah River

proof

proof

washed red rock

washed red rock

giant

giant

General Sherman

General Sherman

tree rings

tree rings

oranges

yellow oranges

pink orange

pink orange

mmm...

mmm...

overlook to Muir Grove

overlook to Muir Grove

youngest hiker

youngest hiker

the view

the view

massive trunks

massive trunks

like elephants' feet

like elephants' feet

columns

columns

tree climber's bliss

tree climber's bliss

tunnel through downed tree

tunnel through downed tree

happy campers

happy campers

I will say that standing in the long shadow of a 2000-plus-year-old living tree is a completely humbling experience.

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