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... with the doglegging beside sheer cliffs and no guard rails! Thank God Dave was driving! There were several signs illustrating how to use a lower gear to save your brakes!! It was steep, but so worth it. If I could hang glide I would fly through that valley. It was so beautiful. So beautiful! I would describe it, but you can look at the pictures below and see a glimpse.
We could not have asked for better weather today and yesterday. Clear blue skies and ...
... heading on down. Everyone said it would be insane without chains and why were we even in the park without chains?? The entrance should have been making sure that chains were in every car but they hadn't said anything to us.
Luckily, one of the tour guides (Paul the Park Ranger) was taking his bus back down the mountain and he had chains. If we stayed close to him, we would be alright so we followed him down. The next 45 minutes was the hardest I have ...
... They are able to grow so large because of the climate and their spongy protective bark that grows thicker each year. They are nearly fire and bug proof Our motorcycle was a great way to get around the joint National Parks that are also bordered by a National Forest. (see photo) While the Panorama viewpoint gave a great view of the Canyon, it did not ...
... to being a natural habitat for the trees, everything was demolished including the hotel and cabins and more regulated camping sites were organised well away from the giant sequoias. They realised that camping around the base of these huge trees was killing them because even though the trees are so big they have a very shallow root system. Instead of the roots growing downwards they grow outwards.
Sequoia wood is very ...
The next morning we did a nice 16 km bike ride to Zumwalt Meadow which was a nice scenic contrast to the powerful rock formations deep in the heart of the canyon. Glorious and lush in spring we did the 1 mile self guided trail which offered magnificent views of high granite walls, verdant meadows, and free-flowing Kings River.
After our bike ride we packed up and headed for Sequoia NP. The winding ...