1998.7.4 email@example.com Japanese US National Park Page
I had a one-day shot trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia Forest, very beautiful and wonderful National Parks in USA, though a little less famous than Yosemite.
|This lake is located just at the middle of the way to Kings Canyon and
and Sequoia Forest from my home. The lake is artificial one, made by San Lui Dam and
looked thick blue.
|This photo is the opposite side of above one. The building that you
can see beyond the small island is an electric power plant, I think. There were some
squirrels and wild rabbits around the visitor center of this lake, but unfortunately I
missed taking a picture of those(^^;.
|This is General Grant Tree, one of the biggest sequoia trees,
located at the entrance area of Kings Canyon, though a little bit dark and difficult to
see it as I took it in the early morning. It had a very wide trunk, is very tall and is
about 2000 years old.
|The top of the tree is as shown in the photo on the left.
Grown-up sequoias don't have leaves and branches at its lower part.
|This is the view from vista point close to the General Grant
Tree. The mountains over there have some snow on their top.
|This is an overlook of Kings Canyon, after I drove further. The white
lines like strings that you can see are the rivers from mountains, probably from snow.
|I drove close to Kings Canyon. I took this steep rock mountain picture
just from the road. Really majestic.
|I drove down a little and looked up the mountain. Very good picture
though my digital camera is a little bit old. What to take a picture of is still very
|This is the river that you saw like a string in the third
previous picture. It was really swift current, as this year we have much more rain and
snow than usual. Someone was fishing there, but I wondered if they got something.
|This is a small fall, from a big rock. The amount of water is
not so much, but a very beautiful scene.
|This is really dynamic fall. I was as if I had been caught in a shower
when I walked close to the fall. I took this photo from the right side where I didn't have
|This is a yellow flower besides the road to Kings Canyon. The bottom
of the flower seemed as if it were a cactus, so it might be a cactus. There were some
those flowers on the sunny places in the canyons.
|We went ahead to Sequoia Forest from Kings Canyon. This photo is Hume
Lake on the way. There were many people and fully featured camping facilities. I would
like to have a camp there in the near future.
|Finally I arrived at Sequoia Forest. There were much more sequoias
there than at the entrance of Kings Canyon.
The tree in this photo is General Sherman Tree. It's a little bigger than General Grant Tree and about 2300-2700 years old.
You will easily notice how big it is as you can compare the tree with people in the
|This is a little fall or water flow in the Sequoia Forest.
|This is the overlook of a sequoia tree from a little distance.
You will notice how tall it is as you can see two people in the right of this photo.
|The man in front of sequoia is me. I thought I could almost live
|A group of sequoia. How great !
|I am still wondering about this burned sequoia. There were some this
type of burned trees and other trees whose trunks were a little bit burned. I am not
sure yet if it was because of fire or other.
I missed Crystal Cave at this time. I would like to go next time.
By Ryoji SUZUKI
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