Approximately a six hours drive from Las Vegas towards west brought us to the Sequoia National Park. This park is famous for it's name giving Giant Sequoia Trees. They grow to an average height of 50 - 85 m (164 - 279 ft). We were for sure impressed by these huge trees. Also we were happy to see some animals as well. We even saw a Black Bear, but because of the light condition in the forest during the mid of a sunny day and the long distance, we only got low quality proof shots. It was a very nice experience to observe a bear in the wild anyway.
While hiking some trails a bit more off track, we found a cute and nicely colored Wandering Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) baby, some fascinating invertebrates and a Striped Whipsnake (Masticophis taeniatus).