Day 18, Sequoia National Park, April 21st

205 miles today,  3,943 miles total

Sequoia National Park…WOW!!! Met some Venturi hiking partners, Don & Kathy. The General Sherman Tree is the most giant Giant Sequoia in the world. The largest tree by volume, it is 275 feet tall and 36.5 feet across at the base. The tree is believed to be 2,200 years old and weigh 1,385 tons. After a full day of sightseeing, we traveled on to camp just outside of Yosemite, in the town of Coarse Gold. After doing our run/walk down country roads, we had a delicious Mexican dinner and then to bed, m, b & t

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”–John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”–John Muir

“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.” — John Muir 

“What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.”–Edward Abbey {titmouse–small North American oscine birds (genusBaeolophus of the family Paridae) that are related to the chickadees}

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