Sequoia National Park is a must see visit with just a drive thru being a
wonderful visionary experience. Then there is doing so ... shortly after the
main road is opened after a snowfall ... coming from the south entrance and
heading towards the General Sherman Tree that dominates the Giant Forest ... and
by volume ... is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.
This wintry visit also includes many of the other huge sequoia trees that
grow at 5,000 - 7,000 feet above the usual snowline. There is even a treacherous
icy walk for a close look at the General Sherman Tree with the trail becoming
even more difficult after going through the Tunnel Tree, a toppled tree cut to
accommodate the road.
Other scenes along the drive are cascading streams, overlooks, and Sierra Nevada snowy peaks.