Buckeye Tree Lodge
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... walking 2.7 miles To the store. But walking/climbing Up 2.7 miles to the sky comes with a new appreciation! It was a long way for sure, and took me about 3 1/2 hours. Of course, though I started out first, I didn't remain first, and Heather, then Craig and Erik past me up and I could only look up to see them far above and take some encouragement that at least I could still see them.
Breathing for me, again, was the biggest challenge. I just couldn't seem ...
... to be like. Craig said we should expect a cold and brutal night. I never wanted to cry from exhaustion or frustration or anything like that...it seemed like a waste of time and energy, but the whimpering was definitely an expressions of fatigue without defeat. I spent some time trying to quit shaking and trying to slow my heart down. Heather offered for me to send a message to my family on her satellite phone. I finally accepted and sent Steve a cryptic message that ...
... it is. They think it is about 2200 years old. But it isn’t the oldest tree. We are so glad we took the trip to see these trees and the forest. We asked how anyone found these trees and we were told that the Native Americans talked about them but when settlers came and started hunting and trapping in the area, they spread the word about the trees. People didn’t believe that such giant trees exist, so a few were cut ...
... for Sequoias.
Coming up from Bakersfield most of the scenery were crops and groves. It is strange that in this area with barren soil that they use it for something that requires so much of their most precious commodity....water. After we got off the expressway heading to Three Rivers most of the land is used for lemons, oranges, nuts and alfalfa. They grow a lot of grapes in the Valley but most of them go to the inexpensive wines (probably the ones I drink!!)
... of cool to see open truck loads of carrots, onions, & lemons. From there, you hop on an obscure highway that is desolate, w/rolling hills of dead yellow grass. It's quite pretty actually & orange groves & other vegetation pop up along to way to add some lovely green to the mix. I saw a truck with three goats in the back, just goin' for a ride. Rad. And of course, a ton of John Deere tractors. =0)
Next is another obscure highway that is much ...