After a few of us did the hike the Alta Peak the day before, we decided to visit the Giant Forest with Ken and Bob. This is where we started our hike.
Kathy at the base of the General Sherman Tree.
Looking up at the General Sherman Tree. The photos of the trees don't do them justice.
A fallen sequoia makes a low bridge by a small waterfall.
The guys looking through a sequoia's burned out base.
Passing by another giant.
Kathy getting a shot of Bob next to one of the giants.
The gang in front of the President Tree.
This is the Senate Group. Without people in the photo it's hard to tell how large these trees really are.
From these small pine cones the mighty giants grow.
This broken branch had a beautiful color to it.
Kathy between two sequoias.
This deer was feeding near the trail. It just looked up at us and returned to eating.
A short time later, we came across this fawn. We also saw another one with it's mother.
These trees are so BIG, it was hard to find one far enough away the fit it in a photo.
Ken with a root ball from a fallen sequoia.
More giants along the trail.
This was just a little pond, but it had a nice reflection in it.
Approahing the Black Arch Tree.
Standing inside the Black Arch. It's burned out core went up around forty feet. Even though the cores were deeply burned in some of these trees, they still were alive and growing well.
This is the Cattle Cabin. We stopped here for a lunch break.
Kathy looking in from the outside.
Another view of the cabin.
Ken with a fallen branch. Big trees have big branches.
This is the Founders Group.
Kathy entering the Room Tree. It's burned out core was big enough for all of us inside.
The McKinley Tree.
The General Lee.
Kathy checking out another burned out sequoia near the end of our hike.
On the road home. Great weekend.