This has been unbelievable in the state of California. Thanks to much needed rain and snowpack California finally came out of over a 5 year drought. My wife and I decided to celebrate by taking a road trip to California's famous National Parks, the Sequoia National Park and the Yosemite National Parks. Leading up to this journey we had been checking the weather almost daily to ensure we were prepared to make the most out of the trip. Everything from snow storms and 22 degree lows at night to bright and sunny 70 degree days was in the forecast. We packed up and hit the road.
After a three hours of grueling LA traffic we were finally off on the open road. We headed out to The Sequoia National Park bright and early and were greeted with empty windy roads surrounded by some of the most colorful mountains I had ever seen. All the hillsides were green and lush with pockets of flowering purple trees. We ascended through the thickest fog I have ever driven through into the Giant Forest Sequoia Grove. We were quickly met by the ancient giant Sequoias.
We were absolutely amazed by the sheer girth and size of the trees, especially the largest of them all, the General Sherman tree. At over 3000 years old I could not stop thinking about all the amazing things this tree has lived through and will continue to live through. Not long after exploring the grove, we were getting plummeted by a downpour of ice cold sleet. This meant we only had a few moments to capture some photos of these majestic giants and head back down the mountain before it got too dangerous. This was truly an experience I will never forget.