Calaveras Big Trees

A short, and somewhat farcical, snowshoeing walk through Calaveras Big Trees California State Park.

From Berkeley, it was about a three hour venture and we took about five, stopping for breakfast, and then again for lunch.  But once we arrived, strapped on our shoes and started walking through the massive trees, literally, it was just the perfect pace.  And after a four hour tour, dictated by Andrew and his guide book, we were through the well trodden trail and had enjoyed the spectacle of Nature!


“In the spring of 1852, Augustus T. Dowd was tracking a wounded grizzly bear through unfamiliar territory when he came upon a forest of enormous trees.  The tree that first caught his attention was the largest in Calaveras’ North Grove – named the Discovery Tree.  It measured more than thirty feet around.”