Our last plan in California was to see some giant Sequoia trees. From the big tree lodge at Yosemite we drove down to Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks, about a 4 hour drive. The two parks are adjacent to each other so it's kind of hard to differentiate the two. Technically we were only ever in a little arm of Kings Canyon NP and camped in the Sequoia National Forest between the two park boundaries to make it even more confusing.
Somewhere outside of Fresno we stopped at a roadside sunflower maze.
This ginormous tree is General Grant. An estimated 1,650 years old. 267.4 ft tall and 107.6 ft in circumference at ground level.
We wandered around the short loop around General Grant but didn't take too many photos
Here are a few photos from Jess's phone.
After General Grant we started searching for a place to stay. We got word that there was a National Forest road nearby where camping is much less regulated than in National Parks. On our way to Big Meadow Creek we stopped at a couple overlooks along Generals Highway. I despise the rock stacking in the third image. Always remember to Leave No Trace!!
We drove about 5 miles into Forest Rte 14S11 and turned around when it started to get a little scary being in the RV. We passed several camp areas along the way and chose an empty one shortly after we turned around. It was right along the creek and had some room to stretch out.
After we settled in to our campsite we made a small fire, had some s'mores, and played some scrabble! Jess kicked my butt real bad. At least twice. It was a pretty good day despite a lot of driving!