Once we got up to the grove, we did what we never do, and jumped on one of the trolley tours.
This way we knew we would get to see the whole grove, make it back in time to catch the shuttle bus back down to our car, and still have time to check out the park some more. Although we would have liked more time to meander among the trees, this was still a nice tour. We did get to stop and walk around at a couple different locations.
We even saw a deer! I would have gotten a cool shot of him (her? I can't tell) framed up in the burned out portion of the tree, but when the other people with cameras started running toward him to get a picture, he took off. Go figure. See what I mean about people ruining my wilderness?
Anyway...we saw a deer! And the Grizzly Giant.
See that giant limb on the left? It is 6+ feet in diameter! I feel so insignificant! (By the way, this shot of me would have been centered better on the tree, but someone started running after me with a camera and a got spooked and started shuffling off to the side.)
From here we left to head back into the valley to see what else there is to see. Join me tomorrow for the wrap-up.