Roads End at Kings Canyon / Sequoia

Trip Start Apr 08, 2009
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Trip End Jun 19, 2009


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Monday, June 15, 2009

By Melanie

When we went to see the giant trees (sequoias) mum and dad were very excited.  We went on a walk to see the largest tree in the world.  First we walked through a fallen log. It was hollowed by fire and big enough to house 5 people (bigger than our RV). Then we walked under the towering redwood.  Higher than our eyes could see and would need at least 15 people to hold hands around it (average).

Next we drove to the largest sequoia. We stood on bricks set out as what the stump of the tree would look like and it was giant/humungous/massive/making us look like dwarves etc.    There were other sequoias on the Congress Trail with names like The President, The Senate and The House.
Sequoia NP was freezing and we had to rug up a lot but I enjoyed it.



The next day we went to Kings Canyon.  We listened to music from the Stone Age on the way down the windy, narrow road.  At the bottom we went on the Zumwalt Meadows walk.  We walked along a boardwalk through the meadow, over a bridge, over rocks, through burnt trees and beside a fast flowing river.  Hannah had to stop at every part and examine or collect something, Jasmine kept jumping out and saying 'boo', Dad would wait patiently for one of us girls on our latest escapade, and Mum would want to walk at a brisk but viewing pace.  ( I was being perfectly normal of course).

Its sad to be leaving America and it was signified by Roads End (the end of the road in Kings Canyon).  That night in the campground we had a campfire under the trees and toasted marshmallows (just before it started sprinkling with rain).   

See ya in Australia.
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Crystal Springs Campground

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