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PS- The tree's actual name was General Sherman, and the tree grows wider but not higher because the top is dead. Also, it was 103 degrees at the bottom, but by the time we got to the top, it was only 88 degrees! While driving to Vegas, we saw fireworks in the Mojave, one of the US's greatest deserts, and we stopped in Barstow, CA for the night to rest up for the rest of our drive ...
... windy roads (yes, I include myself in that lot). Seriously, the south access road to the park is so riddled with switchbacks that you're not allowed on it if your vehicle is over 22 feet long. Truth be told: I saw an aerial view of them and I wouldn't want to drive them in a sedan...! There were lots of motorcycles on it though – and what an amazing ride that must be!
We spent an entire day walk-hiking (a new term coined to ...
After days in Vegas and heat and isolation of Death Valley we are on our way to the edge of the Sequoia National Forest. We will not make it all the way as we had to get through Death Valley in 1 day. A ranger recommended Lake Isobella.
So off we go to find a camp site in the area. A LONG DRIVE later we have already discounted the KOA which is a car park with distant views of the lake.
We struggle to find a ...
... br> then proceeded to flaunt our elegantly handmade hitchhiking sign
through the streets and then onto the highway. Apparently Andrew and I
have enough karma built up that we got rides relatively quickly. A kind
Australian firefighter went out of his way to drive us to Hwy 395, then
an outdoorsy, off-roadin' couple took us all the way the Kennedy Meadows
at 9 o'clock at night. All thanks to the generosity of strangers and
the "Hikers ...
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Quote of the Day:
"Death Valley is surely the nearest to a little Hell upon Earth that the white wicked world can produce."
A New York World reporter, ...