We began our exploration at the Giant Forest Museum where we took a shuttle bus to the General Sherman Tree which is estimated to be 2,200 years old!
Do you see the tiny people at the bottom of the photo?
We then followed the Congress Trail wandering through the Great Forest for about 2 miles.
There was plenty to discover along the way.
"Sequoias don't die of old age and are resistant to fire and insect damage. Most die by falling over [due to their shallow root system]." (NPS)
It is the sequoias' thick bark that insulates them from most fire.
Many of the trees bear fire scars, but fire is vital to sequoia regeneration.
It was a beautiful and peaceful place.