Big Trees State Park.

Logan and I started out this morning with the intention of hiking an amazing 17 miles of the John Muir trail in Yosemite National Park. We have been mapping it out for quite some time, we bought the books, did the research, packed our packs and headed that way. Once we reached the gate at Yosemite, we encountered a bizarre snow storm that had shut down Tioga Pass and the surrounding mountain passes. Broken hearted that they would not let us into the park without snow chains, we headed back towards town and found Big Trees State Park.

I have always been in awe of nature, even when I was young.  I've hiked a lot. My parents have taken me hiking since I was 6 years old, and at age 11 I summited Mt. LeConte with them for the first time. (elevation 6,593ft) It was then I really fell in love with the sport.

I've moved across the country twice, I've seen some amazing sights. But nothing so wonderful as the short- less than two mile hike into Big Trees State Park. The giant Sequoias offered me something I've never seen-- they almost feel like left over trees from another time period.... which is essentially what they are! The trees in this grove range from 800-1200 years old.

My favorite photo of the trip- Logan and Kenna gazing up at one of the giants. Incredible work, God... Incredible work.

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