We were not only amazed by the numbers we saw…but the idea of “perspective”–and how comparing huge objects to “known” objects helps you understand the true value of the number. Here are some pics from our visit.
We started by doing a little reading once we first got into the park to see exactly what we were dealing with. Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow.
|As we navigated through our hike, we just kept finding example after example of seeing the relative scale of objects. YIKES!|
As we got deeper into our hike, the views were just amazing, and it didn’t take long to be able to visualize the HUGE numbers we had read about earlier…I mean, 40 foot diameter? I am good at estimating 40 feet–it’s the length of a gymnastics floor exercise mat…but a TREE with a diameter that size? Mind boggling.
So…after spending hours being awe-struck by these magnificent beasts, we continued on our way for our tour of Stanford. We walked. We walked some more. Then we walked some more. At the end of the day, we were exhausted–and this final picture shows yet another LARGE number…my new Fitbit steps record! We even put some more steps on after this was taken. No wonder we were tired!