The High Sierras

Published: December 5th 2006
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Big Trees & great views

The drive along King’s Canyon Highway is a steep climb, with an elevation gain of 5,000 feet, plus. The two-lane road is steep, narrow and winding, with drop offs that are a long way down. I was glad to let Bob drive.
At the top, Grant’s Grove, one must decide whether to go east, down to King’s Canyon, or south to Sequoia.
King Canyon Scenic Byway, closes for the winter in another week or so, so we decided to go to the bottom of the canyon to King’s River. The only thing I can compare it to is, if there was a road to drive to the bottom of Grand Canyon, it would be this.
There are many “turnouts” to stop and take pictures. We met a young couple from York, PA, they know a former neighbor from across the street on Fieldcrest Drive. This is a small world.

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The trees all had political names, this was The CongressThe trees all had political names, this was The Congress
The trees all had political names, this was The Congress

I wish our Congress was as straight as these trees

5th December 2006

Been There Too
Hi Maureen and Bob, I was there years ago and loved it. I stayed for a month in the wilderness area of Siade Valley and then visited where you are. Looks like you are really having fun. Smiles, Sue

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