Visalia CA (Low 51 Partial Sunshine Currently 57)
Coarsegold CA (Partly Sunny High 72)
Continuing our review of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks that we began here with our review of the trees. We left you in the area around the General Grant tree in Kings Canyon National Park.
From the Grant Tree area we drove to the canyon. We were a little surprised that we ended up leaving Kings Canyon NP and entered Sequoia National Forest again and then reentered Kings Canyon NP towards the end of our very long day. We guess it is all federal land but it seemed weird to have the General Grant tree in the Kings Canyon NP. We visited both visitors centers and we think the Kings Canyon one is better.
Anyway on to Kings Canyon. Actually our journey began on the drive from Sequoia National Park. While in the Sequoia National Forest we came to an overlook with the canyon in the distance.
After leaving Grant Tree we drove along the rim of the canyon and then began descending down from over 7000 feet to just under 4000 feet. Here is the canyon as we progressed.
This shot is neat because you can see the road going downhill in the distance.
Once we got to the bottom of the canyon there was an amazing river running right next to the road.
As we drove further and further we came upon the Roaring River Falls just a short walk from the road.
The canyon looked neat on the way back too.
Although it was a very long day, and we did virtually nothing the next day, we are glad that we were able to see both the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
We head off today a little further north to the Escapees Park Sierra in Coarsegold where we plan to visit Yosemite National Park and the surrounding gold country area.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo