Winter can bring deep snow to the Sierra Nevada, as seen here in these pictures from our trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
We waded through snow that was three or four feet deep. What a chilly adventure, especially if you're wearing...
... shorts! This student took the Polar Bear Club to a whole new level.
We had a great time, though. These children are standing in front of the roots of a giant sequoia that has fallen down. Notice how the kids naturally lean the same direction as the roots.