Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock, Kaweah River

Moro Rock is something like a small version of Half Dome in Yosemite. It is the same kind of granite rock formation. The access road to the parking lot at the base of Moro Rock was still closed due to snow so I walked the two miles or so to get there. Then there are 400 steps to climb to get to the top. The exhilarating climb and the view from the top makes any effort to get there worth it. In fact it is a great rock for climbers. There was a major thunder storm going on across the canyon on Castle Rock Spire which made me hasten my efforts so I could get off the top of the rock to avoid any danger from lightning. Also, the interesting and somewhat rare phenomena of the rainbow like effect called a Circumhorizontal Arc and the passing bird (swift) make for an interesting panorama. Next we drop down about 4000 feet to the banks of the Kaweah River, spectacular in the spring.


UPDATE 8/2/2103 The panos that were formerly on this page have now been included into a single  Virtual Tour along with the Sequoia Tree Panos. A couple unpublished pano views have been added along with numerous detail photos and a couple of historic photos as well. Click the photo below to visit the new tour.

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On the summit of Moro Rock