Residence Bellevue Guesthouse
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... There were several warning signs for bears on the winding narrow road up the mountain, and we kept our eyes peeled, but saw none. When we finally got to the car park for the General Sherman tree, we ate the rest of our naan bread and brie and finished off the berries from yesterday. There were a few people wandering around in the car park eating and Brit was convinced they would be eaten by bears in front of us.
By the time we left, and there was still no sign of ...
... for growing to overwhelming heights. Sequoias thrive in higher elevation habitats than redwoods. Redwoods are generally taller. Sequoias weigh more, though where would you find a scale large enough to verify that?
Sequoia National Park was created essentially to protect the giant sequoia trees from logging. It was the first national park formed to protect a living organism.
The park contains among its natural resources ...
... for a picture and promptly got covered in rather large ants. The trials of being a photographer!
As the landscape started to become greener and the mountains rockier, we passed a large wind farm which stretched for miles, though very few of the turbines were actually moving. Elsewhere, odd company facilities popped up on each side of the carriageway including a Hyundai test facility, Boeing aircraft all parked up together and a large factory that actually ...
... many species of birds. We got to see a California Condor fly from it's nest on a cliffside (very lucky!). The Condor is the biggest flying bird with a wingspan of ten feet. They are on the brink of extinction and California has been trying to bring their numbers back for years. The Grand Canyon used to be part of their natural habitat, so they started a program to help save them back in 2004. They started with just two Condors, they liked it there so ...
... included drinks with some newly made friends - Jack made friends with a little boy name Grady and we enjoyed chatting with his parents and their friends. We had an incredible time doing something very new to us and I think that is the whole purpose of travelling. By the time I get the opportunity to post this, we will be onto stage 4 of our adventure - driving the coast and then onto Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, etc. Should be fun. Hope you are all well.