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Yosemite National Park | Death Valley National Park | Sequoia National Park | Kings Canyon National Park
Mono Lake, CA | Bodie, CA | Nevada Deserts | California | San Francisco
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As you read in my first blog post of Day 7, Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park was probably my favorite place we visited the entire trip. Its really hard to say that since everything I saw out west could very well be my favorite too. I think the main reason why Moro Rock stood out the most for me was since I had done all of my research on Yosemite and the first places we had visited, I didn't spend much time looking at pictures of Moro Rock. So when I went there, I was totally amazed and left in awe.
Sequoia National Park, of course, is known for its forest of largest sequoia trees in the world. However, in the center of the park sits the huge granite dome 6,725 feet in elevation. From the summit of Moro Rock, you get spectacular views of the western half of the Great Western Divide, the Sequoia Forests, the Central Valley, and on clear days the coastal mountains. But the most dramatic views are of the shear, sawtooth sentinels of the Sierra Nevadas. The neatest thing though was somewhere along the huge peaks was the western side of Mount Whitney - the same mountain we saw in Lone Pine, California. So, just over the impressive mountain range was Lone Pine, California - a shorter distance the way the bird flies than the route we had to take to get here.
To get to the top of Moro Rock, a normal visitor (not rock climber) must ascend 300 feet and 1/3 mile up a giant rock staircase...one that wouldn't go well for those who fear heights. For me I love heights, so it was an amazing experience trekking up the incredibly built staircase through the rock.
Enjoy the views as I take you up to the summit of Moro Rock!
Views from Moro Rock's summit!
Its hard to look at those magnificent views and not believe there is a God who created all of it! Isn't God amazing?
Stay tuned for my last blog post from our trip - Day 8 - San Francisco! If you haven't already, check out my other blog post of Day 7 of Kings Canyon Grant Grove and Sequoia National Park!