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Outdoor escapes: Sequoia National Park

By Sidhaant Shah, Enid Zhou

February 13, 2013 2:17 pm

Mule deer at the foothills of the Generals Highway, a mountainous pass that leads through the Giant Forest to Kings Canyon National Park

(Sidhaant Shah/Daily Bruin)

This is not a black and white photo. The night before there was light but constant snowfall, causing a blanket of snow to form atop the canopy.

(Sidhaant Shah/Daily Bruin)

First glimpse of the giant redwoods.

(Sidhaant Shah/Daily Bruin)

Believe it or not, these trees actually grow very rapidly, at a pace of 1-2 feet per year.

(Enid Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Looking up an adolescent redwood.

(Sidhaant Shah/Daily Bruin)

The road upwards turned from a mist trail to a white winter landscape.

(Enid Zhou/Daily Bruin)

A baby Sequoia tree grows in the foreground with the Giant Forest in the background.

(Sidhaant Shah/Daily Bruin)

The path that leads to the largest tree in the world.

(Enid Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Standing at a height of 275 feet and a width of 25 feet, General Sherman is the largest tree in the world by volume. A true giant.

(Sidhaant Shah/Daily Bruin)

The canopy towers over the white forest floor. Amidst the white snow, glimpses of red can be caught that give this landscape a beautiful color contrast.

(Enid Zhou/Daily Bruin)

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