Moro Rock

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Sequoia National Park, United States

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A near 360 degree view of the Great Western Divide and Sequoia National Park Jul 07, 2009
This is a giant piece of granite that juts from the surrounding ground and pokes its head into the heavens. Back in the early 1900s wooden steps were built but deteriorated quickly. Concrete, and granite steps were cut and metal hand rails were installed to make it easier to climb to the top about 1930. Altogether there are about just over 400 steps along the 787 feet of trail which rises over 300 feet and which are quite narrow in spots. That means you need to give way to people coming the opposite direction. That turns out not to be a bad thing, because a moment of stop means a moment of recovery and you may need that after climbing for any time at this elevation, 6,715 feet at the top. Because of where this is, when you get to the top you will get almost a 360 degree view and it is magnificent. All around you are peaks of about 12,000 feet, with their caps in snow almost all year long. The amount of room at the top is not large, so at peak times you may need to inch your way around the top. I suggest that getting outside the metal railings is done by only the dumbest people alive. One small slip and you would be at least 1,000 feet lower and no longer ... alive. If you can climb the trail and steps, this is a view you will probably never forget.
A view of the steps up Moro Rock. …
Beginning of the climb
One of several descriptive markers…
Looking back down from an area nea…
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moshers_moll says:
Great review Roger and lovely photo's, this definately sounds like my cuppa tea :-)
Posted on: Jul 10, 2009
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Kathryn Kathryn
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Moro Rock gives wide sweeping views Jun 24, 2008
From the top of this granite dome your view is almost full circle, with the the western half of the park to one side and the Great Western Divide to the other. You can see the rock from the drive in from Visalia and also from Hanging Rock, a nearby outcrop with a far less strenuous climb. From the parking lot / shuttle drop off you take the steep 1/4 mile narrow staircase cut into the rock which climbs over 300 ft. to the summit of the dome.

From the top, there are views of the park, the Kaweah River and the Great Western Divide. Mt. Whitney is on the eastern side of the divide, hidden behind the several peaks over 12,000 ft.

The view was kind of hazy in June as that is the worst month for the parks air pollution.
View of the summit of Moro Rock fr…
Panorama of the Great Western Divi…
Sign pointing out the peaks of the…

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