September 20, 2013

Redwoods 5

back to home

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September 19, 2013

Redwoods 4

Trail of 100 trees, bald rock

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September 18, 2013

Redwoods 3

Changing Campgrounds

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September 17, 2013

Redwoods 2

Tuesday Up into King's Park, looked around.

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September 16, 2013

Redwoods 1

Left home about 6:30 am, later than I had to wait for dawn. Stopped for gas at Frazier Park -- was going to get cheap gas at Flying-J, but they only had cheap gas, regular only, 87 octane. Over the Tejon Pass and down the Grapevine, onto CA-99, CA-65, into Porterville, arriving a little after 10.

Continued north on CA-65, a right on CA-198 and into the Sequoia National Park. First campground, Potwisha, low elevation, warm, mostly open but slot 22 acceptable. Potwisha has cell coverage. We planned at Buckeye Flat, with a one lane road not passable for trailers; but was about 33% filled and wide open, no privacy.

Since I had time, I went 15 miles up the road. It is only 6 miles as the crow flys, and takes an hour to do that 15 miles since it gains over 4,000 feet of elevation. Which means into the big trees, cooler, far nicer. Found a walk in tent site that was totally acceptable:

Wendy left home after noon and arrived to the campground in the dark. I sat on the side of the road just before the campground to lead Wendy into the campground and our site. Together we carried all the gear the 100+ feet and 20+ elevation to our site. A bit of a carry up, but no one could see us.

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