Sequoia National Park- A Winter Wonderland

After spending a star studded night in Death Valley it was time to continue on to Sequoia national park! This park contains the biggest tree in the world and visiting in February was like entering a winter wonderland. 


Unfortunately these beautiful snowy views have their downside-most of the roads were closed and their was no way to enter the connected park, Kings Canyon national park. It’s a legal requirement to carry snow chains in the park during the winter months! Now, on the map Sequoia seems right next door to Death Valley…. But this is deceiving. 


In reality there are no roads that connect Death Valley’s west side with Sequoia’s East side. So the seemingly short trip takes about 5 hours. But don’t let that deter you! It’s a beautiful drive and a beautiful destination. 


So what could we see in Sequoia? Really just a small fraction of what the park has to offer. We explored the beautiful snow play area where you can sled to your hearts content. 


We saw the General Sherman tree and hiked the surrounding area. 


We found hidden waterfalls and learned about the Native Americans that once called the park home.


 And while the road to Moro Rock was closed we could admire it from a distance. 


 But despite the closures we had a wonderful day in Sequoia! I can only imagine how much there is to do in this park when all of it is open. 

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2 thoughts on “Sequoia National Park- A Winter Wonderland

  1. snowtoseas says:

    Beautiful photos and great post! This looks like one incredible experience. My current mission is to explore Europe, but after that, it will be all about North America. Sequoia National Park is at the top of my list!

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