Sequoia Motel in Three Rivers
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- August 25: two major Sierra passes – Ebbetts and Sonora.
- August 26: two hunks of granite – El Capitan and Half Dome.
Today, we’ll continue the streak by visiting two National Parks – Kings Canyon and Sequoia.
We begin our 222-mile journey by heading south through the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, mostly on gently curving ...
... today, and was quite amazing as the bears were literally only about 100 yards away from the paths where all the tourists were walking.
After the bear hunt, we headed back to the campsite and the children had a brilliant time jumping off a rock into the waterhole. We had a great barbecue and an earlyish night - exactly what was needed after so much excitement.
... other mountains blocking the views. We literally came to Roads End, by name and reality. Chad and the kids put on their swimsuits and waded out into the super cold waters. (Someone had to hold the car keys and take pictures!) ;) Muir Rock was at the swimming hole, where supposedly John Muir liked to give talks and lectures about the area. People were jumping off, some even doing crazy flips. After Lawton sized it up a ...
... quite a few of them that are approaching or are over the 2,000 year old mark. Their thick bark is fire and disease resistant. You can see where they've survived a number of forests fires through the ages. Trunks blackened and scarred over as you look up. Sequoia is America's second oldest National Park. Sequoia only grow naturally on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Congress started being urged to protect them from logging back in 1880 ...
... shotgun was only required if yelling at them didn't work, seemed like a big step to me.
The bears decided yelling and the occasional thrown rock was scary enough and headed off, and we did the same. We beat the roadworks and took a detour to another drive through tree, this one a tunnel cut into a fallen tree. From there we headed to Moro rock another granite outcrop. Despite sitting out Buck Rock Denise made the hike up, even though these stairs were even ...