5 Jun 2007

Mariposa Grove

The beautiful grove with the Giant Sequoia Redwoods deserves a post of its own. We spent over 5 hours walking 14 miles, exploring the thousands of years old trees. A walk among them is truly an awesome experience. Some snapshots of the grove:

Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias

I found this interesting sign near the entrance to the grove
The Grizzly Giant, the biggest tree in the grove, and a major crowd puller

A Chipmunk
Tannin rich bark of a Sequoia
Giant tree= giant cone. The tree grows from seeds.
A Mule Deer peeks out at us as we pass him

The Fallen Tunnel Tree
The Bachelor and Three Graces

A Woodpecker, pecking away, unmindful of the people trying to photograph him


The Faithful Couple Tree

Bird's eye view of Wawona from Wawona Vista Point

2 comments:

Manisha said...

Oh you have created wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing! These are incredible pictures of a true giant!

shilpa/eon said...

Manisha, I'm notorious for forgetting details of such trips we do, so I'm happy that I'm recording these things here. It is fun, this blogging thing and I have you to thank for that.