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    Posted October 16, 2012 by
    ChrisMorrow
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    Sequoia, California
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    Travel photo of the day

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    Sequoia Fall Wonderland

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ChrisMorrow and her husband were checking into the Wuksachi Lodge in California's Sequoia National Park for a three-day hiking adventure when they met Richard "Yogi" Bair, as he's known. When not hiking the forest, he is the bellman at the lodge. 'A smart guy in his 50's enjoying life to the fullest,' she said. 'I loved his attitude and asked if he wanted to go on a hike with us.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I climbed the steps to Moro Rock and explored the Giant Forest with Richard 'YOGI' Bair. Yogi has been going off the grid hiking 500 miles in Sequoia Park during the summer since 1987.

    Enjoy the fall photos from the Sequoia Park and video with Yogi!

    Photo
    1 - Yogi on Moro Rock
    2 - Video - Hiking with Richard 'Yogi' Bair
    3 - Crystal Cave entrance - 28 images stitched (Android phone)
    4 - Sherman Tree (center) - Largest known living stem tree. A height of 275 ft, a diameter of 25 ft, an estimated bole volume of 52,513 cu ft, and an estimated age of 2,300 – 2,700 years.
    5 - Yogi in the Giant forest
    6 - Giant sequoia tree tops
    7 - Giant sequoia
    8 - Sequoia bark
    9 - Wuksachi Lodge
    10 - Fall fog in Sequoia Park - 48 images stitched

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