Twin Lakes: Sequoia National Park

A calm before the storm in Sequoia *Originally hiked: Oct 24–25, 2020 This one was a good one about 2 years ago, right before a snow storm hit the area, we got one last backpacking trip in to a lake that is named after us. Ok it’s not named after us, but I do haveContinue reading “Twin Lakes: Sequoia National Park”

20 Things to Do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

For about 10 years now, we have been going to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks for Memorial Day and random weekend trips. Sometimes I forget that on the other side of the Eastern Sierras there is the Western Side which is just as beautiful. In this blog post I will share some of theContinue reading “20 Things to Do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks”

Monarch Lakes – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 11.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 3000 ft Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Visalia take the 198 East for 31.5 miles. Turn right onto Mineral King Road. It is not easy to find, but if you hit the Park Entrance where you have to pay toContinue reading “Monarch Lakes – Sequoia National Park”

General Grant Tree Trail – Kings Canyon National Park

Where: Kings Canyon National Park Mileage: .86 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Camera Directions: Going east from Fresno on the 180, after about 50 miles, you will reach Big Stump Entrance Station. 1.7 miles after you will reach and intersection, turn left to stay on Route 180 and drive another 1.6 miles and turn left onContinue reading “General Grant Tree Trail – Kings Canyon National Park”

Buck Rock Lookout – Giant Sequoia National Monument

Where: Giant Sequoia National Monument Mileage: .82 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Binoculours Directions: Heading south on General’s Highway (198) to Big Meadows Road. Turn left onto FS 14S11. After 3 miles you hit Horse Camp campground, turn left onto FS 13S04. Follow signs to Buck Rock, it is about 2.5 miles. There are restrooms andContinue reading “Buck Rock Lookout – Giant Sequoia National Monument”

Boole Tree Loop – Sequoia National Forest

Where: Sequoia National Forest Mileage: 2.5 miles Difficulty: Easy to moderate Recommended: Water From Grant Grove, which is right off the 180, about 5 miles North turn left onto Forest Road 13S55. The sign will say: Converse Basin Grove, Stump Meadow and Boole Tree Trail. Needed a short hike that we could take the crew since weContinue reading “Boole Tree Loop – Sequoia National Forest”

Sequoia – Get in the Trunk

When I said till next time Seqouias, we didn’t know we were going to return in two weeks.  So it turned out to be next time, this time! I don’t know how to explain, why we keep going back here!  The pictures I’m sure explain all.  We did it again, we rented a car andContinue reading “Sequoia – Get in the Trunk”

Tokopah Falls

Where: Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park Mileage: 3.7 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: snack by the falls Ah, why not rent a car for 3 days and go up to the Sequoias? After this trip, I’ll do it anyday, but in time the job will allow me to buy a car that can take us more milesContinue reading “Tokopah Falls”