Doug Beezley Photography | Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Yosemite National Parks - February 2013

These three national parks, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite are the last three major national parks in the western US that I had not visited before this trip. There are others I have visited but not photographically such as Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado as well as Glacier/Waterton in Montana and Canada. But, this visit completes the tour in the lower 48.

Our visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon was better than expected because of the snow depth and the new snow while we were there. And, to stand next to one of the giant sequoias that is nearly 2,000 years old is very humbling.

Yosemite didn't disappoint either. Although it didn't snow while we were there, enough remained from January storms to accent the natural beauty of the park. I can say that there is no way I would ever go there in the summer or fall with the attendant crowds; it was pretty busy in the winter. Yosemite offers natural wonders so abundant and so unique as to bolster its stature among our national parks - El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, the Merced River and more. It's a park of superlatives!
Sequoia Sunset +
General Sherman Sequoia
General Sherman Sequoia +
Pathway Through the Giants
The Yellow Brick Road is Covered!!!
General Grant Sequoia
The Large and the Small of It
The Large and Small of it - Part II
Quiet Sentinels +
The Sequoias +
Early Morning Light & Yosemite Falls +
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls in the Morning
Yosemite Falls
Golden Stream +
Red & Gold
Bridal Ice
Icy Waterfall
The Big Picture +
"Tunnel View" +
Bridal Veil Falls
Storm's a Brewin' +
Frozen Falls +
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