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Location: Sierra Nevada

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Kings Canyon National Park

 Sierra Nevada, Kings Canyon National Park
 Sierra Nevada, Kings Canyon National Park
 Sierra Nevada, Kings Canyon National Park

Content: Its a four hour long journey. We entered Kings Canyon National Park on Highway 180 at the Big Stump entrance, continuing east and dropping into Kings Canyon proper.

Location: Kings Canyon National Park

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Sheep Creek Campground

	Kings Canyon National Park,  Sheep Creek Campground
	Kings Canyon National Park,  Sheep Creek Campground
	Kings Canyon National Park,  Sheep Creek Campground

Content: Since campsites are first-come, first served in Kings Canyon, we swing through Sheep Creek Campground and secured a spot.

Road’s End

	Kings Canyon National Park, Road’s End

Content: Road’s End in Kings Canyon National Park is the terminus of Highway 180 near the eastern end of Kings Canyon proper. The highway provides vehicle access to a scenic corridor along the South Fork of the Kings River, the only road that penetrates the park. Along that corridor are an abundance of riverside access points, trails, and campgrounds exploring the areas around Road’s End and the other focal point of the canyon, Cedar Grove.

Location: Kings Canyon National Park

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Cedar Grove

Kings Canyon National Park, Cedar Grove
Kings Canyon National Park, Cedar Grove
Kings Canyon National Park, Cedar Grove

Content: Cedar Grove also has a couple of notable hiking trails. The Hotel Creek Trail climbs to Cedar Grove Overlook, providing a view 1,200 feet above the canyon floor. Across the canyon, climbing up the south wall, is the Don Cecil Trail.

Muir Rock

Kings Canyon National Park,  Muir Rock

Content: We explored Muir Rock and relax for a bit on the beach near the emerald waters of the South Fork of the Kings River.

The Peaks Restaurant

Kings Canyon National Park, The Peaks Restaurant

Content: Great service and decent food. Tried their Wuksachi Burger and Pot Roast - both were quite well-done and tasty. The only thing is that you need to make a reservation for dinner - we arrived early and were lucky enough to get a table at a not very late time. It was also a good idea to get a lunch box - we liked the tuna salad sandwich

Location: Kings Canyon National Park

Day 2 - 2 May 2019

Grant Grove Restaurant

Kings Canyon National Park, Grant Grove Restaurant

Content: Our breakfast orders included a tasty yoghurt bowl as well as a short-stack pancakes, bacon and eggs to taste exactly as expected. It was a quickly served and good breakfast.

Zumwalt Meadow

Kings Canyon National Park,  Zumwalt Meadow
Kings Canyon National Park,  Zumwalt Meadow
Kings Canyon National Park,  Zumwalt Meadow

Content: After enjoying an early morning fire in camp, and breakfast we headed east back toward Road's End and soaked in the splendors of Zumwalt Meadow. This picture-perfect montane meadow provides unobstructed views of the deep granite walls of Kings Canyon.

Roaring River Falls

Kings Canyon National Park,  Roaring River Falls
Kings Canyon National Park,  Roaring River Falls
Kings Canyon National Park,  Roaring River Falls

Content: Heading back west, we stopped at Roaring River Falls, a narrow gorge flowing into scenic pools where the Roaring River drops into the Kings River.

Grant Grove

Kings Canyon National Park,   Grant Grove
Kings Canyon National Park,   Grant Grove
Kings Canyon National Park,   Grant Grove

Content: Climb west out of the canyon and head for a campground near Grant Grove.It is quite a popular stop; consider a visit in the off season if you'd like to enjoy these trees without the crowds.

Grizzly Falls

Kings Canyon National Park, Grizzly Falls
Kings Canyon National Park, Grizzly Falls
Kings Canyon National Park, Grizzly Falls

Content: We considered carving out a couple of hours to fish a stretch of the South Fork of the Kings River before climbing out of the canyon. There are some decent fishing holes upstream from Grizzly Falls.

Azalea Campground

Kings Canyon National Park,  Azalea Campground
Kings Canyon National Park,  Azalea Campground

Content: They do not take reservations so you don't have the issue where every campsite is reserved like many of the other camp grounds have. Everything is kept clean and the bathrooms are reasonably clean. Nice quiet campground that accommodated both campers with tents as well as trailers.

Location: Sequoia National Park

Day 3 - 3 May 2019

Lodgepole

Sequoia National Park, Lodgepole
Sequoia National Park, Lodgepole
Sequoia National Park, Lodgepole

Content: We en routed to Lodgepole Campground and set up our campsite. There are plenty of first-come, first-served sites at Lodgepole, so if you're without reservations but still arrive early, you may be in luck.

Giant Forest

Sequoia National Park, Giant Forest
Sequoia National Park, Giant Forest
Sequoia National Park, Giant Forest

Content: A number of walks leading through the Giant Forest will tour these trees, but the Congress Trail that begins at the General Sherman Tree gives you a chance to see many of the largest specimens, including the President Tree, which recently surpassed General Grant Tree as the world's second largest tree by volume.

Giant Forest Museum

Sequoia National Park,  Giant Forest Museum
Sequoia National Park,  Giant Forest Museum
Sequoia National Park,  Giant Forest Museum

Content: The Giant Forest Museum is a great place to start your tour of the forest. There are miles of hiking trails to choose from, so ranger input and a little research can help you narrow down the choices.

Wuksachi Lodge

Sequoia National Park,  Wuksachi Lodge
Sequoia National Park,  Wuksachi Lodge
Sequoia National Park,  Wuksachi Lodge

Content: The kitcen is exeptionaly good. the service is dynamic and the team is professional. The pay is honest. profoundly recommend.

Location: Sequoia National Park

Day 4 - 4 May 2019

Topokah Valley Trail

Sequoia National Park, Topokah Valley Trail
Sequoia National Park, Topokah Valley Trail
Sequoia National Park, Topokah Valley Trail

Content: We took a nice morning walk straight out of the campground along the Topokah Valley Trail to get the blood flowing. Both the Watchtower and Topokah Falls, Sequoia National Park's tallest waterfall, are beautiful sights.

Moro Rock

Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock
Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock
Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock

Content: We headed back to into the Giant Forest and climbed the granite dome of Moro Rock got a glimpse of the Sequoia high country and the peaks of the Great Western Divide, which splits the Kern and Kaweah watersheds.

Crescent Meadow

Sequoia National Park,  Crescent Meadow
Sequoia National Park,  Crescent Meadow
Sequoia National Park,  Crescent Meadow

Content: We visited Crescent Meadow, known as the "gem of the Sierra," and wandered through giant sequoias surrounding a picturesque montane meadow. We Kept on the lookout for black bears in this area, as they are frequently spotted around the hillsides between Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow.

Sierra Nevada

Sequoia National Park,  Sierra Nevada
Sequoia National Park,  Sierra Nevada
Sequoia National Park,  Sierra Nevada

Content: We headed back down 198 toward Visalia and exit Sequoia National Park. A wonderful experience of both the parks.