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I’m not the most adventurous/outdoorsy person out in the world but I love the mountains. I grew up camping with my family so many of my happy, childhood memories revolve around the stillness and solitude you find in the mountains.
My family and I decided to take a spontaneous trip up to Sequoia National Park for Labor Day weekend and overall we had a nice time together. Honestly, there’s a lot I could complain about: the heat, the long drive, the difficulty of traveling with a two year old, moody sisters...but I love my family. As crazy as they may be sometimes, I know they love and care for me like no other. I recently rediscovered the importance of spending time with my family. It seems like common sense but in all honesty, I’m terrible at balancing my life; when I focus on one area of my life, I tend to neglect a different area of my life. Lately in the process of trying to be independent, I realized that I was neglecting my family without even realizing it for the sake of my career and personal growth. So I was really glad that I got to spend a weekend to just be present with them.
Sequoia is about a five hour drive from home; it's only my second time visiting but I would love to go back and explore some more. The sequoia trees are so beautiful to look at, not to mention they are HUGE (not a great place to bring a crop frame camera btw). The main attraction is General Sherman which is the largest single stem tree in the world. Fun fact: it's not the oldest, tallest, nor the widest in the world; the volume of tree is what constitutes General Sherman the largest tree in the world. If you're within driving distance, it's definitely worth the trip. The drive up the mountain alone is so beautiful and serene and meeting the largest tree in the whole world is pretty awesome.
Here's some trees and some more trees. Oh and I also snuck in a cute picture of my nephew, Ethan, and brother-in-law <3
Till next time,