Back to the Sequoias for February. It was my second time to the park, with both times being in the winter. There is something about hiking among these massive trees in the wintertime. Surrounded by a blanket of snow, calm air and no one around, you can't help but feel isolated, insignificant and humbled by these giants. The Sequoia tree is by far my favorite of all trees. They are the largest single living thing on the planet, yet, start from a seed inside a golf ball size pine cone. Many of these trees are over a thousand years old. No matter how seasoned we think we are...we are not even contenders on their playing field. Much respect to these trees as well as the rest of the outdoors. Keep nature, natural.