Big, freakin’ trees – Upper Mariposa Grove
July 10, 2011 5 Comments
Texas is always arguing that everything is bigger in Texas. Suck it, Texas. California has you beat by a mile.
Seriously, these are big-ass trees. The kind that make you say Holy Sweet Baby Jesus when you see them.
I don’t know why I am writing a post about trees. Except they are huge.
The best place to see them in my opinion is Upper Mariposa Grove in Yosemite. Fair warning: the hike is hard, steep and long and it’s over 6500 feet in elevation so you’ll suck wind 100 feet into the hike. It’s the kind of hike that makes you question why you started in the first place. After the Grizzly Giant tree, you won’t see hardly anyone on the trail. Because it sucks to hike that steep a trail. Jean’s Pain rating: 7 out of 10 for steepness, lack of oxygen and the occasional old lady with a hiking stick who makes you look bad.