Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow
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June 24th, 2008 – by: Kathryn
After arriving at Moro rock we went on a small hike over to Hanging rock which gave us a nice view of the road we took to the park along with the top of Moro rock. Three of my friends were actually afraid of heights and so didnt go too close to the edge.
From the top, we had a pretty sweet view of the Great Western Divide and the same wide view of the western half of the park that we drove through to get here.
"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 ft. (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.
My friends really want to do the two week backpacking trip through the park to Mt. Whitney sometime. Uh, yeah maybe when I have more vacation time, become capable of carrying an extra 20% of my body weight around 12 hours a day and somehow get used to the idea of peeing and pooing in the complete outdoors!??!!!
It was kind of hazy as June I guess is the worst month for air pollution in the park. All the pollution from the San Jaquine Valley (heavy farming area) rises up on the new summer heat and goes right into the park. I'd love come back and see this place in September but Im sure I would need heavier jackets just to start.
After that we headed down a little cute trail to Crescent Meadow. You can hike around it but we were getting kind of tired so after a few pictures we headed back.
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Sequoia National Park Sights & Attractions review
Wonderful scenery, easy walks and picknicking in Sequoia National ParkCrescent Meadow can be accessed via a shuttle drop off (Summer only) or a short hike from the Moro Rock parking lot. The Meadow itself has trails goin… read entire review