Saturday, April 28, 2007, we headed for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. They are two separate parks, but next door to each other. Kings Canyon to the North and Sequoia to the South of Kings Canyon. We took highway 99 north and then highway 198 to a small town of Three Rivers, CA. Three Rivers is just outside the southwest corner of Sequoia National Park. We arrived at the Three Rivers Hideaway RV Park by mid- afternoon. It was a small, older park with very little room to maneuver the RV into its parking spot. The temperature was in the upper 80's and our A/C tripped the breaker three times, so I had to go talk to the manager. He replaced the breaker and we had no problem afterward.
Sunday morning we took Sadie and the Jeep and headed into Sequoia Park. After a visit to the Visitor's Center we headed up the mountain. We had many, many switchback turns and roads with very little shoulder. Besides that there was about a mile and half of the road that is under construction and was only one lane wide. We had to wait our turn at some traffic signal lights. During the weekdays they only let traffic pass at the top of each hour, but on weekends they let you pass continually with the help of the signal lights. That was why I wanted to visit the park on Sunday. It was a very white-knuckle trip for Carol, though. It has some very beautiful scenery with the huge Sequoia trees and the snow capped mountains. I took about 70 photos so it was hard trying to decide which photos to put on the Web site. We visited Hospital Rock Falls, Giant Forest Museum, Tunnel Log, Moro Rock Overlook, and The General Sherman Tree. The Moro Rock Overlook had about ¼ mile of steps climbing up to a spectacular view. It was about 3:00pm and we were ready to finish the day but we still had the decent back down the mountain we drove up that morning. We did not make it far enough north to make in into Kings Canyon Park. That evening we had dinner at the Hummingbird Café in the little town of Three Rivers. Monday, we are heading for Yosemite National Park.