Camp Nelson Lodge
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... Oh well, we ate lunch and headed west into California and the Mojave desert. The scenery is great in California with all the mountainous terrain starting as desert; progressing to green rolling hills and windmills; dropping into agriculture valleys full of citrus trees and then up again into the forested mountains and Kings Canyon National Park! The final hour up the windy mountain road was in the dark but we made it and settled in ...
Today was off the hook. We had breakfast in the RV. Then we started driving to Sequoia. The ride was two hours there and back. Before we started going really far we stopped at a gas station to get some snacks and drinks. My sister Allisa got a flat rim hat with her snack and drink. It is purple with a bear that says California republic. Then we got back on the rode. When we got there we went on a hike to ...
... to make the most of it. Because our wonderful cabin had almost no curtains, we woke early as expected and as allowed in our bedtime. A seriously cold early morning walk was no problem to us as we had anticipated this and packed serious thermal wear, We were rewarded with beautiful frosts, snow drifts around the serene lake letting off plumes of mist.
Next we headed back down the road we came in to see the giant forest. Many huge beautiful sequoias ...
... deer again. To keep it short, we can tell you that the sequoia is really a big tree, with a beautiful red and soft bark. We almost broke our necks looking up for so long and even drove through one of them. But the two wild bear encounters we had that day truly made that day exceptional. It is a magical moment to witness a wild animal, but seeing a bear was really lucky and one of those unique moments of a lifetime.
Camped at Kings Canyon Ntl Park last night, the road up was quite windy & we are at 6,500ft elevation so the temperature is great, a beautiful breeze.This morning we did a walk around General Grant Grove, which is home to a huge stand of giant sequoias. These differ from the coastal redwoods in that they are much larger around whereas the redwoods are taller.. We then moved down to General Sherman ...
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