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Published: August 18th 2009
Kings Canyon floor
Today, concluding the 2nd full week of road tripping, I packed up and headed out of Yosemite around 8 a.m. It was about a 3-hour drive to get to the entrance to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The 2 parks are connected with Kings Canyon being to the north. I couldn’t get reservations for a campsite because they were all booked up so I decided to head to Kings Canyon because it is usually a lot less busy.
It took about an hour to drive to the campgrounds that are deep inside the canyon floor. It was an awesome drive but there aren’t many good lookout spots where you can get a good view of the canyon. Perhaps that is why it is less visited than Yosemite Valley to the north. I went for a couple short hikes in the area. There were very few people and it felt good to get away from the hustle and bustle of Yosemite. Very wise choice to come here for the day.
Tomorrow I will head south through Sequoia and see all the big trees before heading west to L.A. I am really excited to see the Giant Sequoias. I find it very
interesting that this particular species, the largest on earth, only grows on the western side of the Sierra. Most of them spread out within only a 60-mile tract.
Until we meet again.
Lesson of the day: Ziploc bags are not waterproof for long periods of time.
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