General’s Highway – Giant Forest Scenes
November 2005 – You enter this magical forest about 14 miles from the Sequoia National Park entrance. The drive getting there is quite beautiful with great views and pulloffs along the way, but there was always something extra special about getting to this part.
Entering the Giant Forest, I always breathed a sigh of contentment just being among all these ancient beautiful beings. Being here while there were still pops of color was an extra bonus.
Each tree seemed larger than the next and the interesting twists and turns of their trunks were endlessly fascinating.
I worried about the damage done to these giants with the road so close to their rather delicate root systems. There are lots of signs around explaining how they are much more conscious of preserving their health now than they were in the 1950’s before they knew of the impact of such traffic was.
Giant Forest Museum, about 18 miles from the entrance. They have some interesting exhibits and info on the trees here, so don’t miss it.
The Sentinel is the featured tree here. You can get a crick in your neck from looking at his top.