I just returned from a 10-day trip to California to visit my wife Jessica, who is working at Sequoia National Park. She took some vacation time as well and we did some traveling around the Sierra region. We camped most of the time and did a lot of hiking. The day I arrived the air quality wasn't the best and as we drove up into Sequoia National Park the haze made me think of the Smoky Mountains out east. The haze may not have been the best for breathing or visibility, but it sure made for some interesting photographs!