Our drive into Sequoia National Park couldn't have been more different from the drive down into Death Valley. We headed straight into the mountains, the temperature started dropping, we started to see snow in the trees, and it was very foggy that morning. The fog, however, made the trees really loom out at you in a very cool way.
We hiked to the top of Moro Rock, which supposedly has very good views of the surrounding woods and mountains. It was so foggy when we started it felt like climbing through a cloud, we couldn't see below or above us. We decided to hang out there for a few minutes in the hopes it would clear. We talked with a couple from Australia who were traveling around in an awesome adventure vehicle covered in maps and stickers of the countries they had been to. We had seen them at the last couple of parks, we seemed to be on the same route. They had been shipping their vehicle all over the world for the last decade, traveling several continents. Finally, the fog cleared enough to show us the mountaintops floating in the clouds all around us.
We drove through the tunnel tree, and went to see General Sherman, the largest tree by volume in the world. We hiked the Congress Trail through the Grove and looked at a bunch more giant sequoias, many still standing despite impressive forest fire scars. Most of the time I couldn't fit the trees fully in the frame.
These trees are just massive! Wish we had some on the east coast. There's one tree that had fallen over, and you can stand up inside it. It could have been lying like this for hundreds of years, they take so long to decay.