Kings Canyon National Park

It was a touching and striking moment to sit with the General Grant Tree, the Nation's only living shrine, during Memorial Day Weekend. I still cannot get over how large and in charge these badass trees are. 

This park was highly congested, with bus shuttles and tour groups chugging along.Near the General Grant Tree loop there was a visitor center, gift shop, market, campground, and paved loop. There was quite a bit of construction by the market so unfortunately there was a lot of trash floating around. Things like empty water bottles, coffee cup sleeves, candy wrappers, empty snack bags, and cigarette butts. 

 With the trash found in Kings Canyon standing in front of the General Grant Tree

With the trash found in Kings Canyon standing in front of the General Grant Tree