|From Sequoia NP|
Fresno, CA to Bakersfield, CA
We got a late start but headed out toward Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park today. We had no idea how large the park was and what we were going to be able to see and decided our plan once we got there.
After talking to a ranger, we decided to forego the Kings Canyon part of the park. This is unfortunate, but I'm sure we'll be back to see it some other time.
We first went to see General Grant, a massive tree that is near the visitor's center. We then took the winding road down toward the main part of the Sequoia NP to see General Sherman, the world's largest tree by volume. It isn't the tallest nor the oldest, but one statistic said that if you filled it up with water, you would have enough water to take a bath every day for 27 years. We ate lunch near there at a very peaceful picnic site.
One the way out of the park, they were doing road construction on the curviest road I have even been on. They only let cars through the area at the top of the hour, so cars were backed up for quite a ways and it took them a long time to get through the one lane construction. It took us nearly an hour and a half to get down off of the mountain.
We finally arrived at Day's Inn in Bakersfield and found a Chik-Fil-A to eat at. Sweet!
Tomorrow, we'll take the 5 hour drive to Las Vegas and see some of sin city, with or without the sinning.
Check out our pictures of the Sequoias!