Sequoia Motel in Three Rivers
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... it is. They think it is about 2200 years old. But it isn’t the oldest tree. We are so glad we took the trip to see these trees and the forest. We asked how anyone found these trees and we were told that the Native Americans talked about them but when settlers came and started hunting and trapping in the area, they spread the word about the trees. People didn’t believe that such giant trees exist, so a few were cut ...
... the scenery in Sequoia and Kings Canyon was AWESOME.
We then travelled down to Bakersfield to break the journey
to Death Valley, pretty disturbed night’s sleep in the Vagabond Inn,
Bakersfield we should have not been surprised when we saw the amount of articulated
trucks in the carpark, and being told breakfast was being served between 2am
... first bear! It's littler than we expected and a little black bear, foraging for food. We hear fellow walkers tell us there are three more bears further down the trail, so we continue on and see a mother bear with two cubs. Wow! Paul and Gretchen grab a child each and start to walk down the path ensuring we are never between a mother bear and her cub, or our boys and a parent. They are amazing and completely oblivious to us. So much for Paul's suggestion ...
... in the proper perspective, if the trunk of the General Grant tree was a gas tank on a car that got 25 mpg, you could drive around the earth 350 times without refueling. Or, someone else determined that the tree's trunk would hold 159,000 basketballs! Who figures out these things!!!!
I can't think of a nicer place to spend a day!
... staying at a lodge, by a lake surrounded by snow capped peaks. Our accommodation proves to be quite luxurious, to our delight, with stunning views. Food is included and as usually happens in these deals it is basic but reasonably wholesome.
Spent the next couple of days doing long walks. Saw our first woodpecker, deer, chipmunks, squirrel, pine marten and an array of birds yet to be named. Larry saw a glimpse of a bear and that was enough for ...