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The Woods You Say?

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. img_9152This 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?
img_9122My mother and me making fun at the view from our cabin balcony.img_9162These two are my beautiful aunt and cousin.img_9185This 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.

img_9197img_9198img_9202While exploring we found this paw print and we were trying to figure out if it was a bears or not!

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img_9216We 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.


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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.img_3944img_9251img_9281img_9276img_9298img_9303Me and my cousin getting silly lol.img_9306

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. img_9317So 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.
img_3987img_9337So 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. img_9353 img_9363Heres my cousin trying to convince me to go all the way inside…not happening. img_9355 img_9356So she decides to go in without me. Go Nilu!img_9366 And comes out the other end alive and spider less. LMAO
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Caught this lady taking a selfie of herself and this mini waterfall.img_4050

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.img_4055

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. img_4056 img_4058 img_4062img_4067 img_4073 Everything is so wet and cold in here. By the end of the tour my nose was frozen and my hands were numb.img_4076 img_4083

Claustrophobia to the MAX.img_4090img_9406 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.img_9409img_9392 img_9393 img_9500img_9584img_9588 img_9593
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!

 

Welcome to my blog! I want to start off by saying thank you for joining me and taking the time to check out my blog! I am an LA native & from a middle eastern background! Feel free to leave me any comments and I will try my best to incorporate them into my weekly blogs. I hope you guys enjoy so stay tuned!!! Xo, Nazy

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