The River Jewel Suites
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... br> No bears.
No mountain lions, cougars, bobcats or anything else either.
The General Sherman is HUGE. You just cannot get the size of it in a photograph.
There was a slice of a giant Sequoia, a tunnel tree and other enormous trees to see before the trail took us back up the hill to the car park.
... is brought down the mountain several times each season by Park rangers, who place it in Mount Whitney’s permanent archives. If you make it to the top, your name has a place in history.
Mount Whitney is a 22-mile hike, round trip, with an elevation gain of more than 6,100 feet. About 10,000 people a year successfully complete the journey – a mostly non-technical but uber-grueling ascent. Permits are required, and like ...
... farms and large numbers of dairy cattle. On the road itself, trucks towing wagons completely full of tomatoes and onions were passed.
As we approached Three Rivers and the Sequoia National Park the scenery dramatically changed from flat plains to high mountains with lakes. As another example of the drought California is suffering, large numbers of dry river beds can be seen running (or not running!) down the mountains. There were constant signs highlighting ...
... CA. We'd never really considered going there before, but it is the biggest national park in the contiguous U.S. with 3.4 million acres, 4 lodges, 9 campgrounds, plus backcountry camping, which is what we did. Literally every geological era is exposed in the canyon walls here, and they have a tremendous geological museum. The valley itself is 130 miles long, 13 mlles wide, and surrounded by four different mountain ranges. Contrary to what most of us picture ...
... dozens of homeless people waiting for a free meal. Very sad. We took our shuttle to a small town called Dublin where Paul had a 20 minute crash course in the running of an RV. Then we were off! We had to stop and get some supplies which were the barest minimum. I can now say I ran a kitchen with one saucepan, one spatula, one ladle and a few plates and cutlery. That's it. We also bought four pillows, four blankets, and ...