Sequoia National Park, with its majestic endangered trees (the last of their kind) was the third National Park in as many weeks to make me cry. In Yosemite and Zion, it was the mountainscapes that generated awe, presented to the park visitor in the most spectacular fashion, via carefully engineered entrance roads that brought you out of tunnels to breathtaking views. I literally had to stop the car on emerging from such tunnels to catch my breath (lest I drive off the cliff face into the valley below). Here, in Sequoia, it was some combination of the sheer size of the trees, along with their tragic history (the knowledge that these ancient giants were once prolific throughout California before the modernist imperative resulted in their mass deforestation – one more example of human greed arising from the myth of progress).
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amazing view…wish to visit it once..!!
Thanks @WallpaperHD – highly recommended. It’s such a magical place!