Camp Nelson Lodge
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... rabbits, different kind of squirrels and colorful birds it was time for the bears: Suddenly in a small grassland in the middle of the forest close to the street we saw a black bear. We immediately stopped the car and took out the camera to take some photos. While doing this we realized it were in fact two young bears playing with each other. As the place was located in a curve we drove after a while to the other side to see them even more closely (50 m). ...
... 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 ...
... Sherman Tree.
Since it was getting late we were headed straight to the Giant Forest where the world´s largest living tree was supposed to grow. We were told that it should take us approx. one hour to get from the entrance gate to the Giant Forest. Sequoias grow naturally between 1,500m and 2,100m, so we had to move a bit higher. We started at elevation of 500m above sea level and gradually reached more than 1,500m above sea level. We could notice that the ...
... as they should be. The friendly ranger that greeted us suggested we go straight for the first-come first-served so we wouldn't have to move mid-way through our stay. Genius. So we situated the Scamp as evening settled in, with our extra blankets out and ready for the chilly evening. It was around 30 that night, which is about 20 degrees or more below optimal Scamp sleeping temp. We woke up the next morning, and voila, I was 30. The weather called ...
... starting to get dark.
Once getting back, I headed out for tea to a place just down the road called River View and had a Burger, which was pretty huge. Actually a family all wearing cowboy hats found me attempting to eat it amusing. The Burger was pretty good although the service was to be desired, he kind of threw it onto the table rather than giving it to me. On a side note, I'm not a big fan of this ...