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Well despite the kids and Megan being tired of hiking, we had some more fun in the wilderness today. We slept in a bit, and started out with the idea of a picnic breakfast along the route to The General Sherman Tree. This wasn't the best idea as the route is quite windy and steep and Megan and Derek began getting a bit "queezy". We finally pulled …
... good 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 ...
... We went on the "congress trail" which took us over an hour through this stunning tall forest of Sequoia trees. We even found a pile of snow - so a small snowball fight ensued! We had a picnic lunch after the walk and made our way down the mountain. Apart from Olivia feeling a bit car sick it was a wonderful excursion. We are all happily chilling at the house before dinner and heading off to Squaw Valley ...
... National Park service made more accessible years ago by constructing 400 steps. The first steps built in 1917 were wooden and went straight up. It was then replaced with stone. I'm glad they did as I doubt we would have been able to enjoy otherwise. Third - Hike to Tokopah Falls - directly from the campground following the Marble Fork of Kaweah River. It followed a variety of landscapes, and rocks. We even got a refreshing wash for our feet half way ...
... didn't take us long to arrive, check in and head out for something to eat. pizza tonight, the community of three rivers is a fairly small place, much smaller than oakhurst.
we ended our epic day with a swim in the pool. absolutely lovely. just the ticket. tomorrow we're heading back to the coast. heading due west to monterey.
crikey i seem to have written a lot tonight.
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