The River Inn & Cabins
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... and rather pessimistic "is your home safe, the fire will come".
Finally after 7 hours of driving and another refuel we found our overnight stop at Sequoia RV Ranch. A smallish site (after Las Vegas!) in the wood right next to the river, we were lucky enough to get a riverside spot. All-in-all a beautiful and quiet place complete with its own swimming hole which Ben made use of.
A sign at the entrance warned of a bear that had been sighted in the park ...
... National Park. Talk about being over-whelmed. Wow! Words and pictures can't begin to describe the awe of walking among these giants. You almost expect something so old and huge to talk, like the giant trees from Lord of the Rings. The General Sherman tree, the largest living tree on earth. Not by height, but by sheer mass is 275 feet tall, 109 feet around, and weighs over a million pounds, and is 2,200 years old! 2,200 years old, that's crazy. There ...
... trunk that remains thick high to the branches.
At about 16.00 we started to walk along the popular Sherman Tree Trail. A few minutes later we spotted the star of the Giant Forest as the General Sherman Tree was standing right in front of us. Before we approached it we checked out the life-sized "footprint" of the Sherman Tree´s trunk on the ground and read some curious information about this impressive giant:
- The General Sherman Tree is estimated ...
... she knows we are going to kill her.
We finally came to an intersection and it gave mileage to the next town and I found that on the map, so we went in that direction. We ended up driving on Hwy 65, which runs north and south through the San Joaquin Valley. At the end of the day, we had a beautiful ride, but it was a long day. We started out about 100 miles as the crow flies from where we ended up. However, we couldn’t fly over the ...
... rich blue colour today it didn't look real, I couldn't get over it all day, it was beautiful! I'm not sure if it was because we were at a slightly higher altitude, it was back to its normal colour by time we reached our accommodation at a lower elevation. It was very hot in the evening, around 32 degrees and it didn't get below 25 degrees over night. This is nothing compared to when we get to Death Valley tomorrow, it is forecast to reach 46 degrees ...