Cedar Grove Lodge
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... on their way down from the peak, but we didn't. We left ????????????? around 2 pm and made it back to the trailhead at 8 pm. It was a tough hike but we are glad we did it. It definitely crossed our minds to skip Mt. Whitney and take an extra day or two to finish packing.
Many thanks to Mt. Whitney Search and Rescue for getting Jerry off the mountain safely!
... a bit and tore ourselves away for the drive back to Sequoia, with stops at multiple stops along the way.
We had a couple of hours before sunset, and had yet to check out some of the largest trees in Kings Canyon. We drove quickly to Converse Basin, thinking the 2.5 mile loop would be a quick one. It ended up being uphill for the first mile to Boole Tree, so we were booking it and out of breath. We were cruising along until I gasped/screamed and ...
... car sick. As I headed up the mountain I got out at a few viewpoints to see Moro Rock and get some fresh air. The weather was perfect, about 80 degrees in Three Rivers and probably about 68 degrees at the top of the mountain in the Giant Forest. I drove all the way to the General Sherman parking lot and then took the .5 mile walk down to the tree. That tree is flippin, HUGE! It wasn't just tall, but really wide. I had never seen anything like it. Of course it ...
... and, no snow on the roads. At the visitor's center it was 84 degrees and the lady said it would be about 20 degrees cooler in the "forest".
After dozens of U turns in the road up the mountain and a speed limit of 25MPH the whole way, really most of the trip was 10-20MPH, in 45 minutes we arrived in the "Sequoia forest". In the midst of such majesty, we truly felt very small. Many of ...
... close to full during the Spring and Summer. We drove down to the water’s edge and it reminded us so much of Lake Havasu City so we decided to go ahead and cook our dinner there of Kielbasa spaghetti—so good! We took some pictures of the beautiful sunset and now we’re on our way again. We were planning to head towards death valley, but we decided to head back towards San Luis Obispo for a couple more days and get in a little bit more of California coast before heading back east. ...
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