Friendly Friday

Trail of 100 Giants

Cheers to Friday, friends!  How did your week go?  I had a pretty busy one at work as it is month end, but on the joyous side, I am taking next week off for the 4th of July holiday!  So, let’s recap my trip of a few weeks ago when we were rafting on the Kern River.  We were only about 30 miles (1-1/2 hours) away from the Trail of 100 Giants.  I have seen the giant sequoias and since we were so close, we just had to do it.

The Trail of 100 Giants is an easy, manageable walk (1.3 miles of a paved walkway) through some majestic groves of giant sequoias.  A few of the trees are estimated to be 1,500 years old!

This was  a highlight as two giant sequoia trees fell abut six years ago.  The two trees had grown together at the base, appearing as if it were one tree for 30 feet up from the base.  The specialists that visited the site could not find any evidence of insects or disease to contribute to the fall of these two giant sequoias.  We were able to climb on top and walk to the base!

We headed out to one of our favorite places tomorrow morning and taking the dog along for the vacation in La Quinta.  I will not be posting for the week, as I need the must needed rest and relaxation!  Hoping everyone has a Happy and safe 4th of July holiday!


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