The River Jewel Suites
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... brought down to show people. One of the first park managers cut down a tree and realized that he had just destroyed about 3,000 years of life and he then became a proponent for protecting them.
While we were viewing the trees, a really nice guy from Michigan stopped to talk to us. He took a bunch of pictures of us with the trees using our panoramic feature on our camera. In fact, he lay down on the ground in the dirt and shot ...
We really enjoyed our evenings at the park, walking by the river and hanging out by the campfire. We ended up visiting our friends again (and seeing the dog's tricks again). We talked for quite a while, and he showed me drawings he did when he was in the Korean war and told us a lot of stories and history from the area. We left that day having not only seen the natural beauty of the area, but feeling more connected, just as we had hoped.
... for Sequoias.
Coming up from Bakersfield most of the scenery were crops and groves. It is strange that in this area with barren soil that they use it for something that requires so much of their most precious commodity....water. After we got off the expressway heading to Three Rivers most of the land is used for lemons, oranges, nuts and alfalfa. They grow a lot of grapes in the Valley but most of them go to the inexpensive wines (probably the ones I drink!!)
After Yosemite we stopped in Fresno for the night and ate pizza from Little Caesars. The next day we had decided that instead of just heading down the freeway, we would take a days detour into the Sequoia state park to see the General Sherman tree - the most massive living organism on Earth. It is 84 meters high, and weighs in at 2100 tons. At its base it is 7.7 meters across and is thought to be nearly 3000 years old. Having already seen some sequoias, we were keen ...
... it to the pumpkin bridge near sequoia national park, we found a cute little room with river views and decided to stay the night. Dropped off our gear and ducked up into the park, we could only go as far as hospital rock as it was going to be dark soon. Just magnificent, the Indians that lived here weren't shot or moved out by force they were all killed out by small pox and measles. They lived a lot from the acorns that ...