So me and my family decided to take some time off from our busy lives and go up to the mountains and spend the weekend in Sequoia National Park! I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to go because truth be told, I’m not exactly “one with nature.” If anything, it freaks me the hell out. Anything involving pitch darkness, bugs, and god knows how many miles away from the nearest Emergency Room, gives me MAJOR anxiety. But I decided to put all that behind me and try a new adventure. Below are the photos of my adventure and I’ve added captions under some photos explaining what was going on throughout. This was the entrance to our first cabin. The first night we stayed up in Sequoia National park. Can you tell how nervous I am in this photo?
My mother and me making fun at the view from our cabin balcony.These two are my beautiful aunt and cousin.This was the lake in the middle of the land surrounding all the cabins. Can you see the horror story about to happen? JK nothing happened…I was just paranoid.
While exploring we found this paw print and we were trying to figure out if it was a bears or not!
We had some hot tea on the chairs in front of the lake before starting dinner. The weather up there was between 50 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit so a hot cup of tea was perfect! We didn’t do much the first day since we got in mid afternoon and just wanted to check out the scenery and just relax.
Day 2!! We stepped out the explore. Below is me and my aunty just chilling on a rock and below us was a huggge river that ran under a bridge.Me and my cousin getting silly lol.
This was the river that ran under the bridge. It was so fresh and so clean I wish it was warm enough to go swimming in. So after we stopped for some lunch we decided to go visit the Giant Sequoia trees. And let me tell you….they seriously are GIANT. Theres a photo of one right below me and thats one thats collapsed. Imagine how big they are when they’re alive and rooted to the ground.
So what did we decide to do? GO INSIDE IT!! Haha my cousin went in first because she just more brave than I am but I tried to follow suit and ended up chickening out and turning back around. Last thing I needed was a giant spider crawling on my back. Heres my cousin trying to convince me to go all the way inside…not happening. So she decides to go in without me. Go Nilu! And comes out the other end alive and spider less. LMAO
Caught this lady taking a selfie of herself and this mini waterfall.
The last thing we decided to do in Sequoia is visit the Crystal Cave! Something I was SO excited to do. Now this place is probably not the best for those with claustrophobia, which i definitely do, but I didn’t want to miss out just because I was scared.
These are just many photos of marble forming in this cave which is just so beautiful. If anyone is in the area I definitely suggest you visiting this cave. Its absolutely beautiful. Everything is so wet and cold in here. By the end of the tour my nose was frozen and my hands were numb.
Claustrophobia to the MAX. And finally we get to our last cabin down sequoia and not as high up and closer by the river. We decide to play around by the riverside and have some down time the rest of the day before we head back to LA tomorrow.
Overall the trip was amazing. I got a chance to get out of LA and do something different than city life. I suggest anyone close by to plan a trip to this beautiful National Park either in the summer or winter when it starts to snow. You won’t regret it!