Free travel home page with storage for your pictures and travel reports! login GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community
 You are here: Member pages
Login
 Forgot password?
sign up


Top 3 members
wojtekd 120
Member snaps
spaceout San Joaquin - A travel report by VK
about me      | my friends      | pictures      | albums      | reports      | travel log      | travel tips      | guestbook      | activities      | contact      |

San Joaquin,  United States - flag United States -  California
2981 readers

spaceout's travel reports

This is actually an article on Sequoia and Kings Canyon

  5 votes
Page: 1 2 3 4

The National parks of Sequoia and Kings Canyon actually start in the San Joaquin Valley foothills and ends in the Sierra Nevada. Hiking and visiting this National park which is also close to Yosemite National Park, is similar to visiting the realms of the movie Lord of the Rings.

Favourite spots:
Even if you`re not a brave hiker, you can enjoy the Giant Forest. A free shuttle to and from Lodgepole is available to all. And I recommend it even if you`re planning to hike. By shuttle you`ll be able to visit more than 5 areas. You`ll get to see the General Sherman Tree, which is the largest tree in the world. You`ll also see a sequoia tree trunk with a circumference of over 100feet. The Sequoia trees and the Costal Redwoods are the oldest remaining trees from the Ice Age, about 10 000 years ago.

What's really great:
We took a taxi from Fresno to close to Lodgepole village (I do not recommend hiring a taxi, hiking to the National Parks and hitchiking is not permitted.. from personal experience and safety one should rent a vehicule) where we were to hike 70miles in the forest to Mount Whitney (14 494ft) due to an unplanned illness we had to return home less than 5 days after our departure which was to last 14days.

Sights:
We did visit the Giant Forest and were quite impressed by the scenery. We felt like tiny elves beside those giants of an average of 315ft high. Their base can be up to 40ft in diameter.
Within the parks you also find and be able to visit a large amount of caves. This area contains the largest caves in California. Don`t forget to visit the Crystal Cave which you`re sure to enjoy.

Accommodations:
Markets, restaurants and accomodations are available close and within the National Parks. Lodgepole is available with facilities and a restaurant, this is close to the Giant Forest. Also there`s Giant Forest Village which is situated nearby. You can also reach Stony Creek lodge situated between the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Other recommendations:
We spotted wildlife gallore from our tents, which included deer, bears and squirels. We were also witness to a lizard fight on one of the trails. One has to watch for the bears as they can become quite dangerous, and always keep an eye out for snakes, which are poisonous.

Published on Tuesday September 30th, 2003


send travelogue via e-mail    Publish on Facebook  



Information:
Login if you are a member, or sign up for a free membership to rate this report and to earn globo points!

 Australia
   Byron Bay average user rating for this report
   Emerald average user rating for this report
   Hervey Bay average user rating for this report
   Sapphire average user rating for this report
   Surfers Paradise average user rating for this report
 Canada
   Alcida average user rating for this report
   Bathurst average user rating for this report
   Blackville average user rating for this report
   Fredericton average user rating for this report
   Fredericton Junction average user rating for this report
   Halifax average user rating for this report
   Hampton average user rating for this report
   Montreal average user rating for this report
   Newcastle average user rating for this report
   Quebec average user rating for this report

 
Publish your own story!
 More on United State.

   Sausalito - picasso average user rating for this report
   Baltimore - el2995 average user rating for this report
   South Lake Tahoe average user rating for this report
   Atlanta - kcheepv average user rating for this report
   New Orleans - rangutan average user rating for this report




  Terms and Conditions    Privacy Policy    Press    Contact    Impressum
  © 2002 - 2017 Findix Technologies GmbH Germany    Travel Portal Version: 4.2.6