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As we woke up at 2 am shivering in a tent with nothing to eat but stale raisin bran and matza, It really set in that we are in fact homeless. On top of that we have not showered in about 6 days and we really look the part. We thought that it was time to have a little fun. After we drove out of the sequoias seeing some awesome trees and rocks on the way, we stopped for a nice dinner in ...
... s bra and underwear. In addition to carrying food for more days, we are now carrying bear cannisters, an extra two-pounds per person.
We fell in love with dear little Lone Pine, a much used location for western movies and TV shows. Glossy photos of John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and many, many others cover the walls of local restaurants and lodging establishments. We were ...
PS- The tree's actual name was General Sherman, and the tree grows wider but not higher because the top is dead. Also, it was 103 degrees at the bottom, but by the time we got to the top, it was only 88 degrees! While driving to Vegas, we saw fireworks in the Mojave, one of the US's greatest deserts, and we stopped in Barstow, CA for the night to rest up for the rest of our drive ...
... 8211; in the Giant Forest. They had a particularly interesting interpretive display whereby they mapped out the 'footprint' of a nearby Sequoia on the pathway in order to show people just how big it is. It was an average-sized Sequoia, i.e. not the biggest, but the immensity of its footprint was nonetheless shockingly impressive. Our last little amble of the day was to the General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree – largest by mass as opposed ...
... Meadows" sign that my mom lovingly crafted.Thanks
Now for the days challenges. Although we made it to the trailhead before
dark (barely), we might have to backtrack to the general store
tomorrow, which would only be a few miles roundtrip. In our impatience
to start hiking, Andrew accidentally grabbed a mismatch stove fuel
canister at the outfitting store...a bummer for someone who likes a hot
meal every night. If ...