By Anthony C. LoBaido
We all know that there is so much to see in Northern Calfiornia. The Redwoods. The Elephant Seals in Ano Nuevo. The whales off the coast of Point Reyes. Yosemite Naitonal Park. There's also Sequoia National Park.
For those who love Sequoias, but don't want to drive all the way to the Sequoia National Park, there's the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. This park is about a 3 hour drive from Silicon Valley and it is truly amazing. The trees at this park are the largest living things on planet Earth. The Blue Whale is the greatest creature on our planet -- and one of the Giant Sequoias in this park are as big as 16 Blue Whales stacked in a line like a series of railroad cars. Yes, it's hard to believe they are that big and that close to Silicon Valley.
(Photograph by Anthony C. LoBaido)
It's Gorgeous and Amazing!
Anthony C. LoBaido is a journalist, ghostwriter and photographer. He has worked in 53 nations around the world – from Laos to Lebanon, from Belize to Botswana and from Nepal to Namibia. He also published a book on the Kurds. Some of LoBaido’s favorite stories include attending the British Army’s jungle warfare training in Central America, retracing Lawrence of Arabia’s World War I trek through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, investigating the blood diamonds of Sierra Leone as popularized in the Leonardo DiCaprio film by the same name, meeting “CNN hero” Aki Ra at one of his landmine digs in northern Cambodia, working with Time Magazine’s “Hero of Asia” Lek Chailert on her crusade to assist injured and abused elephants in Southeast Asia, rescuing HIV/Aids throw-away babies in the garbage dumps of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as visiting a leper colony in Myanmar. LoBaido’s articles have been cited by Ivy League universities such as Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. As a photographer, LoBaido made National Geographic in 2014.