Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Paradise Peak

Yesterday I wrote about the Paradise Ridge Trail in Sequoia National Park and all the mind boggling trees that we passed on the ascent to Paradise Peak.  Today I'm sharing a couple of images from the incredible views we found from the peak.  Once you reach the pass on the ridge, there is an unmaintained route that continues to the peak.  Once at the peak you are at an elevation of over 9,000 feet.  The trailhead started at around 6,500 feet elevation.  

The views from the top of the ridge are definitely worth the hike, not to mention all the incredible views we had along the way getting there.  We found a nice spot to take a little snack break while taking in the view of the mountains to the south.  It felt like we were the only ones in existence while we sat and enjoyed these views, having them completely to ourselves.  In fact, we did not see a single other hiker the entire day we were on the trail!

This trail sure was an awesome introduction to a week of exploring the mountains in and around Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks!  I knew the week was going to pass too quickly and indeed it did. I wish I was still out there...

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