Montecito Sequoia Lodge
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Our day at Montecito lodge was snow packed excitement. It dawned a beautiful sunny day with a fresh dump of snow overnight - not so big that we had trouble with pathways. The boys have decided that when there is a buffet for breakfast, endless bacon is the way to go. They concede some fresh fruit and there always seems to be cut fresh melon - all …
We left the desert with T-shirts and shorts for another road trip to Kings Canyon. This was our longest day of driving and again took us through some amazing countryside. It seems every hour or so you transition to a different landscape with different trees, plants, rocks and views. Our GPS for some reason took us the scenic route which was …
... s largest tree. It was a sight to see, but perhaps thwarted slightly by the fences keeping you back and crowds of tourists. At Boole, we could walk right up to the tree and touch the trunk, so I think it was a bit more impressive in that sense. Still, Sherman was lovely and was surrounded by an extensive grove of sequoias towering all around. From Sherman, we headed on the Congress Trail, to Alta Vista Trail, to Soldiers Trail, towards Moro Rock. It was ...
... on the way up and the water fall was totally nice. It was so refreshing to be out hiking in an unknown place. My heart felt light and happy as it pumped blood through my veins. I need that energy to pick me up, it feeds my soul and scares off depression and anxiety. I am so grateful for nature and places that are still quiet in the world. I high tailed it back to the Fresno Airport, landed in Vegas and drove on home to St George. Quick and eventful trip.
... with our reservation ticket in the middle of the site, then set of along the scenic "Generals Highway" that connects Kings Canyon with Sequoia national park. It was a magnificent 1 hr drive, with about 5 stops to admire the scenery, before we reached "the forest of Giants". There we marvelled at General Sherman, the largest tree by "trunk volume " in the world! It was awe inspiring, still there after 3000 years, and made us all feel very small ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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