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Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Sequoia Sky
I decided to drive down to General Grant and take some photos looking up with the Sequoias in the foreground. The trail wasn’t the best spot to take photo, but the parking area had some good views up with trees near by.

Last weekend I knocked off 2 more parks from the list of 59.  Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California.  Sequoia is the 2nd oldest park in the country, and Kings Canyon was once known as Grant National Park before the canyon to the North East was included in the park.  Giant Sequoias grow prevalent in both parks, but the largest, most prominent ones in Sequoia National Park.  Even

Buttress Tree
This Sequoia fell without warning in 1959. Because the root system of these giant trees is shallow, they can topple without warning for many reasons.

 

Most of Kings Canyon was closed due to the winter snow, but there was still plenty of hiking to do, including the 2.5 mile one way hike up to Panoramic Point.

Hume Lake
The Sierra Nevada Mountain range extends all along the Eastern side of the park. Down in the bottom you can see Hume Lake.

I spent just over 2 days in the area.  One day was spent exploring Kings Canyon, and the other I drove down to Sequoia.  Because the road was closed between the parks, I had to take a 3 hour detour out and around.  It wasn’t a boring drive though, Dry Creek Dr. was beautiful and covered in wild poppies, just look at it:

Poppy Fields
In order to get to Sequoia from Kings Canyon in the winter you have to drive out and around. I drove down Dry Creek Dr. and was greeted to beautiful fields of poppy flowers and rolling green hills

I haven’t quite finished going through all of the photos, I took about 800, including a sweet time-lapse.  I added that to my Instagram since it was easier to put it there right now.  Trust me though, I’ll get it up here soon.  Probably tomorrow.

Check out my two albums so far.

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Creepy Tree Heads

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On the list of things that would freak you out if you came across it in the middle of the night you would probably crap your pants, Clement Briend has his own spot.  In fact, if he teamed up with the creepy tree guy, and had that tree on a hill, and projected one of the faces onto another tree on the side of a road, I would be freaked out.

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However, I wouldn’t be against trying this myself somewhere on an old dirt road somewhere in the middle of nowhere.  I’d have a spy camera set up though to capture reactions.  Maybe even have it automatically turn off right after someone saw it.  Yea, that’d be awesome.

{123 Inspiration}

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I love this Giant Treehouse

There’s something about a Treehouse that is just purely awesome.  What’s cooler then being above the ground suspended in a tree? (OK, maybe living underground protected by the earth).  I have a treehouse, its small and square and has a roof, but is still cool.

This guy though, he takes the cake for the best treehouse ever made ever.  It weighs in at97 feet high, with  10 floors, ~10,000 square feet, and over 258,000 nails.  The only things missing are running water, heat, and electricity.  I wonder if the state is collecting taxes on all this living space he’s built over the last 14 years?  (That’s why you make a bunker, no one can see it, no one can tax you)

It’s main support is in an 80 tall White Oak, that’s up to 12 feet wide at the base, but there are 6 other trees holding it up from the sides I’d imagine.

Look at that, it looks like a real house.  The floors are straight, and level, and not loopsided like how I would envision a 10 story treehouse.

There’s a lookout/Bell tower.  That is awesome.

I really think that the decoration on those support arches is beautiful, it gives it character, and does something with those extra useless pieces of wood.

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Stumbles XI, 11, !!, 1!

Timing is a little off this month, oh well, I’m sorry.  Here’s Stumbles 11, some truly hilarious gif’s are included here, and more Nazis, as always.  Remember to take your daily dose of memes, because otherwise you could die, studies have been done on this.

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Tree Houses

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Tree houses are no where near as safe as bunkers are, but they are just as cool. They are easily defendable, if you have an iron tree.
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Here are some more awesome concepts of some Tree Houses.