Tuesday, April 18, 2006

9 Days Home--Sequoia

GOING UP!
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Welcome to the Sequoia National Park. It was an amazingly beautiful place. It was even nice to see it when it had not yet shaken off its winter coat. I have been through these parts before, but never to the top where the trees live. Incredible. The things you can see in just a few hours driving from LA! I love California!

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Heading up, up, up to the giants.

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Native American drawings??

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This is what happens when you hand your camera over to strangers--or even to friends.

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Jirka really loves this park, and I can't say that I blame him.

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Lookout point

AT THE TOP
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Useful log

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Good thing I brought those snow boots from CZ!

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Split trees

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Sequoias through hole in bark

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Me in front of cut tree--don't I look tiny?

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Info
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A view up the back of General Sherman

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On the way to the museum

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The Giant Forest Museum

COMING DOWN!
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Yes! A real, live bear. Just hanging out on the side of the road like it's nothing. That was amazing. NATURE!

Around the hotel...
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The pool was practically useless at this time of year, but NOT the jacuzzi--even in the rain!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Elaine said...

O M G ! ! !

You actually found Smokey..the rumors that he was dead were just a bear faced LIE!!!

LOL!

Great photos, hon!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Jiři Harajda said...

I am glad you finaly saw the giants. You are not a greenhorn anymore:-) I just didn't get the comment about handing your camera over to strangers. What strangers for ..........sake???

10:24 AM  
Blogger Travelin' Fool said...

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3:01 PM  
Blogger Travelin' Fool said...

Leave it to me to visit California, and go to a place where there is snow!! It was still WINTER there! Geez. =)

2:05 PM  
Blogger Travelin' Fool said...

God this seems like so long ago. A different world, really. A very different world...

9:24 AM  

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