John Muir Lodge
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TripAdvisor Reviews John Muir Lodge Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Travel Blogs from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
... 8217;s weaving around the trunks of large trees in a forest with fern-like plants underneath. It’s an exciting scene and walking through the sequoias it’s easy to see where the creators drew their inspiration.
But amazing and beautiful trees and scenery weren’t the only things we saw on this hike. We also saw ravens, mule deer, ...
... warm, and Turner and I figured we would be okay without turning on the heat in the RV. Well, by 1:30 in the morning, after waking several times to put on more clothes, I woke to a cry from my darling boy - "Mommy, I miss Grandma and Papa and I am really cold." I then realized EC was awake too and cold so we all bundled into the bed together and snuggled as much as we could. Smart people might have gotten up to turn on the ...
... that night.
On Sunday I had plans to just hang out by the river, maybe go back up to the Giant Forest. However, I saw a trail to Marble Falls and I thought it looked like fun. It was 8 miles round trip and I'm so glad I did it! There were hardly any people on the trail, which is a good thing because on the way back I had a bathroom emergency that involved searching for leaves if you know what I mean. The hike was pretty intense, I gained a ton ...
... nice. March can be quite cold for camping in this area and we think that any other campground would have been a lot colder. The campground is small and clean. It was a good place to spend a night before heading into the park to see the giant sequoia trees.
... don't fill the forest but are scattered through amongst the other pines. They only grow at very high altitude 6000 plus feet and in the right environment. We spoke to a ranger and she suggested we head towards Hume Lake on our way down to our camp site. A lovely lake dammed back in the 1940"s when logging was still happening in the area. We found a nice shady spot for lunch and the ...