Camp Nelson Lodge
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... through the Giant Sequoias, we found a nice picnic spot in a grove of younger sequoias, had our lunch and continued on through the Park. The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway follows the Kings River for about 20 miles through the Park. It is a beautiful drive with Canyons and rivers and waterfalls. We even noticed that some Sequoias ...
... standing in front of it look like ants. General Sherman isn't the tallest or widest but it has the greatest volume - over 52000 cubic feet of wood inside. If you filled that space with water, you would have enough water for a bath a day for 27 years! I learned that the parks actually set fire to some of the forests in order to protect the sequoia trees. That seemed weird to me, but the ranger explained that they have to burn off the "duff" (the leaves and needles ...
... small towns.
Lunch in Fresco (1/2 million people) hot hot, a huge car park surrounded by shops – an open mall!
Started climbing into the Sierra Foothills and then into the Sierra Nevada Ranges – hairpin bends – up 6000ft – glad I’m not driving, particularly in a coach! Well done Rick. ...
... 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 ...
... then that split. One thing I have learnt about America is that sign posts don't necessarily mean what they say and maps often do not describe what the actual terrain is like. So… we wandered around and found lots of huge stumps. These are the remnants of the logging industry that threatened to wipe out the sequoias in the early 20th century - it is estimated that around 95% of the old growth Redwoods have been logged - so the few old ones that are left ...