The trees are much much larger than the coastal (and more famous) redwoods located in Northern California which are taller. These are older. Those are taller. These are much older as well. Some of them are in the 2,000 to 2,500 year old range.
|This is an example of how old these trees are. This one was outside the visitors center in Three Rivers (if you click on the photo, it will enlarge for you).|
Here are a few more .....
|General Sherman tree with Kim in the foreground.|
|Kim right in front of Sherman tree. 36.5 feet in diameter (the tree not Kim).|
|Looking up at Grant tree.|
|A vista point. We are headed waaaaay down there. This is a small part of Kings Canyon.|
|Finally...the Kings River and valley floor.|
|Early morning view of the Kaweah River right outside our RV.|
|As always, I could not resist getting in the water.|
|Proud Papa, youngster and Mom.|
|Nattie's favorite driving location.|
|Paul Bunyan carved out of one of the 2,000-year old fallen trees.|
Bye for now....next trip is to Florida in December !