Los Padres NF – Sequioa NP – Kings Canyon NP – Sierra NF – Yosemite NP

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST – SEQUIOA NATIONAL FOREST/MONUMENT/PARK – KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK – SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST –

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

After leaving Camp25 at the coast, I followed Pacific Coast Highway north for another hour or so, went through Ventura where a friend studied a few years ago, to see the town she lived in and how things looked around there.

From Ventura I went due north-northeast, moving away from the coast, and drove through some really nice areas, Lod Padres National Forest being one of them. After a few hours of driving I reached Sequioa National Forest. I did some 4wheeling around here and made it my home for the night.

I spent a couple of days looking at the different giants around this area, the Sequioas (a GIGANTIC tree) are simular to the Redwood that can be found on the coast, but there are a few differences and they are actually not very closly related either… more about that later.

General Sherman – The largest single organism on the planet right now and General Grant are two of the most popular places that vistors come to see. These two giant Sequioas are so big you can’t fit them in one photo, barely in two! *smile*

After doing a small hike to enjoy som great views I almost drove right into a blackbear! Two minutes later, I saw another blackbear with her cub running around not too far away from my truck!

I spent another night in a different part of Sequioa National Forest and the day after I made a push out to Fresno, then north to Sierra National Forest, just in the outskirts of Yosemite National Park.

The next day I booked a campspot at Camp4 (not to be confused with my camps!) which is not far from Yosemite Valley. The views in this valley is absolutly beautiful and yet again, I understand why these areas I been travelling through have designated National Park status.

A very early morning I woke up in a puddle. This was the first day it rained on me, and the first day of course I needed to sleep in a tent! Murphys Law again I suppose *smile*

YouTube clips from this part of the trip includes:

Los Padres National Forest:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=g31qDLK-i3I

Los Padres National Forest – Views:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RFcRBTq_MLY

Sequioa National Forest – Talking about altitude and botany:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=n4bFh2Ws1bg

Camping and Recycling:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=c1AWQ_SUw4Y

Sequioa National Monument:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=bUmNMDCP-wA

Sequioa National Monument 2:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tiNxOCOOQu8

Sequioa National Park – Giant Forest:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=UDR7S2WFmCU

Sequioa National Park – Views Views Views:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=j_NVSns__Ww

Sequoia National Park – Bear Encounter!!

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dyg0yc2ngaA

Kings Canyon – Fallen Monarch

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=OpY1dVd-TRI

Sierra National Forest:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=zSeJ1rqMwWg

Sierra National Forest – There are pinecones and there are pinecones…

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=E7G0U78RGeg

Yosemite – 4wheeling:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=f-SHJFqgtzw

Yosemite – May Lake Hike

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=-rI7Cn02gvc

Yosemite – Waking up in a puddle…

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=rA58AtHeJm4

Picture Galleries from this part of the trip includes:

Los Angeles – Sequoia National Forest:

http://www.s-mart.se/blogs/mypictures/?album=080930LASequoiaNationalForest

Sequioa National Park:

http://www.s-mart.se/blogs/mypictures/?album=081001SequoiaNationalPark

Kings Canyon National Park:

http://www.s-mart.se/blogs/mypictures/?album=081002KingsCanyonNationalPark

Yosemite National Park:

http://www.s-mart.se/blogs/mypictures/?album=081003YosemiteNationalPark

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