Sequoia National Park
|The Wuksachi Village Lodge and Restaurant opened May 1999. See www.visitsequoia.com
for details. Spectacular views of Mount Silleman and Silver Peak.
They have a fine dining experience....the rooms are a little "motel like for my experience.
The village is just minutes away from Grant Grove and the General Grant Tree.
Moro Rock offers a quarter mile trail of 400 steep steps to the top of the barren rock below. Next to this is Grant's Grove in the summer.
Moro Rock: The parking area for Moro Rock is 2 miles from the village. A steep 1/4 mile staircase climbs over 300' (91.4 meters) to the summit of this granite dome. From the top, you will have spectacular views of the western half of Sequoia National Park and the Great Western Divide. This chain of mountains runs north/south through the center of Sequoia National Park, "dividing" the watersheds of the Kaweah River to the west and the Kern River to the east. Also on the eastern side of the divide is Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. Unfortunately, because many of the snowcapped peaks in the Great Western Divide reach altitudes of 12,000' (3657 meters) or higher, it is impossible to see over them to view Mt. Whitney from Moro Rock. The summit of Alta Peak, a strenuous 7-mile hike from the Wolverton picnic area, is the closest place from which to see Mt. Whitney.
General Grant Tree: The General Grant is the third largest tree in the world and the Nation's Christmas Tree. It has been designated a National Shrine, the only living memorial to Americans who died in war. Signs describe many of the features along this 1/3 mile, paved trail, including the historic Gamlin Cabin and the Fallen Monarch. You may also buy a more detailed trail booklet at the trailhead or visitor center book store. The trail begins 1 mile northwest of the visitor center.
Where in the world would you ever find a place like this?
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