Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Porterville
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- Continental Breakfast
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... site. We spotted some Yellow-bellied Marmot zipping in and out of boulders along the trail. At first I thought it was a colorful groundhog (AKA woodchuck). But these guys are very vibrant! It turns out they are in fact large burrowing rodents that are a close relative of the woodchuck or whistlepig. They are about the size of a housecat and are also closely related to both ground squirrels and prairie dogs. In addition to this mamal, Steller's Jays seem to ...
... and it would bring him such peace. We talked for a while and the kids got their bunnies with candy. They had a dog that did some unique tricks. He would beg for food and dance on two legs, but he was also trained to sneeze and would kneel by a chair to say his prayers. The kids loved it. We had such a good time talking to them, I think our stay there would have been great even if we didn't make it to see the sequoias!
... After that I headed across with an eye on perhaps seeing the giant redwoods on the wets of the Sierra Nevada. A lack of fuel forced a stopover at a small town called Porterville, apparently in the middle of a vineyard and orange growing area. I'll perhaps continue this trip tomorrow but who ...
... first bear! It's littler than we expected and a little black bear, foraging for food. We hear fellow walkers tell us there are three more bears further down the trail, so we continue on and see a mother bear with two cubs. Wow! Paul and Gretchen grab a child each and start to walk down the path ensuring we are never between a mother bear and her cub, or our boys and a parent. They are amazing and completely oblivious to us. So much for Paul's suggestion ...
... I think we both had a great day, with spectacular scenery.
It was 4.30pm when we exited the park, so had to find somewhere to stay for the night. We wend through a couple of small towns, but their only hotels were booked out, so we had to keep driving. We finally ended up at Porterville and got the last room available at the Best Western here. Bed will be good tonight! Will see where we are heading ...