After being in the desert for a month Sequoia with the many trees was a welcome change of scenery. The climate change was extreme, because the National Park was higher it was also much colder than what we got used to in the desert. But it was so nice to walk in a forest again that we didn’t mind the cooler temperature. A visit to General Sherman (the biggest life organism alive) was of course a must.
For the night we stayed in the National Forest just in between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. We enjoyed the sunset and went to bed early to not encounter a bear in the middle of nowhere.
Luckily there was no bear in the car when we got up. We heard from park rangers that the bears would break your car if it smelled food. The bears living in this area are small black bears, who are timid and afraid of people. That may be the reason why we didn’t see one. 🙁
Instead of a bear we met a really cute squirrel at the Kings Canyon National Park. We watch how the squirrel was building a nest in an old sequoia tree. It always ran to the same place to collect branches and deposited them in a hole that led into the tree. Besides the squirrel we saw some nice waterfalls and a clear river.
After a swim in the ice cold river we went on to Yosemite National Park.