Sequoia by: Chris Penrod One night, there was a thunder storm and a tree called the sequoiain California was struck by lighting but still today it is ALIVE! The reason for this miracle is that the bark is so thick that the lightning didnt reach through. In the Sierra Nevada mountains up to 5000-8000 feet lies the gigantic land of the giants sequoia trees the Sequoia National Park.The trees there are up to 100 feet and 2000 years old.This historic national park lies along the coast of the Pacific Ocean and was established in 1968. Mostly through the spring- fall tourists gather for the gigantic trees. Most tourists go there for sequoias crystal clear rivers, whale watching, horse back riding, and hiking. For the hikers there is 800 miles of trails. Also there are 40 miles of pacific coast line in the national parks. Most tourists go there around the spring through the fall. The climate in the sequoia are wet in the winters and hot in the summers, these are the perfect conditions for the great sequoia trees. If you where to go the you would probably need layers of cloths, rain gear, walking shoes. The sequoias have a wide variety of animals like gray whales, and black bears, and a squirrel called the Douglas squirrel, the animal eats the pine cone like things that he takes down and eats the seeds but some dont make in to his mouth and the plant little sequoias. Also the national parks only protect 29 out of 75 great sequoias. Now that you know a lot more about sequoia national park you might haveyour next vacation there or recommend this to people.