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Moro Rock,Sequoia National Park,Tulare,California

Moro Rock is a granite dome rock formation in Sequoia National Park, California, United States.A stairway is cut into and poured onto the rock, so that visitors can hike to the top.

Moro Rock,Sequoia National Park,Tulare,California
FORDF250HDXLT, Dec 27, 2016
      The area which now comprises Sequoia National Park was first home to Monachee (or Western Mono) Native Americans, who resided mainly in the Kaweah River drainage in the Foothills region of the park, though evidence of seasonal habitation exists even as high as the Giant Forest. In the summertime, Native Americans would travel over the high mountain passes to trade with tribes to the East. To this day, pictographs can be found at several sites within the park, notably at Hospital Rock and Potwisha, as well as bedrock mortars used to process acorns, a staple food for the Monachee people.

      The view from the rock encompasses much of the Park, including the Great Western Divide. Use of this trail is discouraged during thunderstorms and when it is snowing.

      Vistas of the San Joaquin Valley are often disappointing, due to air pollution.[3]

      The 797-foot-long stairway was designed by National Park Service landscape architect Merel S. Sager and engineer Frank Diehl, following natural ledges and crevices. It has 400 steps that lead to the summit of Moro Rock.[8] Changes since the original construction have impaired the integrity of the design.[9]

      Sequoia National Park - Wikipedia

      Moro Rock - Wikipedia

      Great visit,yet kinda sad.As mentioned here as well as a sign titled: "what's in the air", the view is greatly hampered by smog.Most of the pics showing off the other direction that I have, look almost as bad as China.I posted this direction as it's much harder to see the smog and less depressing.I know a lot of people are inconvenienced with strict emissions laws in California but honestly,so much more is needed.If you don't think so,head on up and take a look over the land and see for yourself.Even still,it's a must visit of course.Giant sequoia trees all around! Awesome!
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