Yosemite's Mariposa Grove, filled with giant Sequoias, is just past the park's southern entrance.
There is a nice walk mapped out among some of the park's best-known old trees, which is well worth the time.
On our recent vacation we visited the Grove before driving on into Yosemite Valley, roughly 45 minutes away.
Many of the trees have names, such as the Bachelor and Three Graces (below):
These giants are so big they can't all be contained in one photo frame, at least from a close distance!
It's amazing to contemplate how old some of the trees are. The Grizzly Giant, only part of which is seen below, is estimated by some sources to be at least 1800 years old.
I'm looking forward to sharing photos of other areas of Yosemite over the next few days.
Related posts: Vernal Fall, The Ahwahnee Hotel, and Yosemite Falls.