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May 12, 2016 - Kaweah Park Resort in Three Rivers, California

Another travel day, but we finally reached our next national park – Sequoia. We headed west on Hwy 58 again to Bakersfield. It is a four-lane divided highway. There is a huge wind farm near Mojave. It stretches down the valley as far as I could see and then along the ridges for miles. About 20 miles down the road, we came to Tehachapi Summit (4,064’). The highway drops down to under 400 feet over the next eighteen miles. The grade isn’t steep most of the way down until the last five or six miles. The grade at the end is a steady 6% with...

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Our 2016 Travels

Apr 8, 2016 - Three Rivers Jazz Festival

The festival had about 10 groups. We got there a few days before the start and the weather was nice. But once the festival kicked of we started having rain. I only bought a ticket for Friday, Susan got a ticket for Friday and Sunday. Since it was raining I would have to go under cover and the chairs were hard. If you sat out in the rain you could use your own comfy chair. So I stay Friday until the rain started. We had happy hour each evening and a fire. We had great time. It was dry camping so I ran my generator for a few hours in the...

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Apr 5, 2016 - a long driving day

We haven't come that far as the crow flies, but even a crow would have a hard time flying over the Sierra Mountains and there were no roads across them. It took us all day to work our way around the bottom of the range. We left the reliable warmth and sunshine of Las Vegas for a much more variable forecast in California. After crossing one of my favorite roads - how do you pronounce Zzyzx? - we drove through the Mojave Desert, which was green and blooming in a desert-y sort of way. Once we got past the mountains we were in a valley lush...

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Apr 27, 2014 - Time to move!

Wow, times goes by fast when ones has a fun. We left this morning for the Three Rivers CA, will b e staying there for three nights. Plan is to visit Gen. Sherman Tree – oldest tree in the world and maybe Gen. Grant tree (weather permitting) road was open on 4/24/14 so we just made it. Kaweah Lake is in beautiful location we loved the surroundings but water level is so low. We are staying at Kaweah Park, located in the Three Rivers we like it and dogs love it. Right on the river, mountain in the background it is very scenic. Relaxing today,...

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Mar 24, 2014 - California, Here We Come!!!

High on my bucket list has been to see the really BIG Trees! We found a wonderful place to stay that is just seven miles from Sequoia National Park. Sierra RV Ranch is truly an oasis. We are parked along a river/creek. For the most park we have had it all to ourselves. We have absolutely no phone signal...but the best WIFI ever. This has enabled me to process all my photos and catch up on articles. I have to admit that I have been playing "World of Warcraft" a lot. I am busy killing trolls and giants while watching the pastoral setting...

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Gulliver's Travels

Feb 19, 2014 - Three Rivers

February 19, 2014 Very clear, sunny day for a drive to Three Rivers. We decided to take Hwy 178 west from Hwy 395/14 which would allow us to avoid Mojave and the desert. Although a two lane road, we would drive through the southern Sequoia National Park and the Kern River. The road was quite good and there was little or no traffic as we climbed to 5,500 feet through mostly scrub. As we descended we did pass through forested land, some with nice houses perched atop hills. We passed through Lake Isabella and found dramatic effects of the...

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2014 Death Valley

May 23, 2013 - Three Rivers, CA - Sequoia RV Ranch

Our trip from East Porterville to Three Rivers, CA was a short 53 miles through the orange groves in the valley. With just a couple of exceptions most of our trips in the future will only be 100 miles or less which are much more enjoyable than the longer ones like the previous one from Joshua Tree. We are staying at the Sequoia RV Ranch about three miles north of Three Rivers. It's probably the best park in Three Rivers but our site is a little small. They have nicer ones on the river or just off the river but they are completely shaded...

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May 16, 2013 - Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP

We have been staying at Sequoia RV Ranch in Three Rivers, California for the past three days. Unfortunately, awoke on Tuesday with a rash all over my entire body. Now, this may be TMI for some but seriously, what else can happen? Must be Bobitis or something like that. In any event, we drove to Sequoia NP on Wednesday in the Jeep. The road, Rt. 198, was under construction in the park so we had to wait for at least a half hour on three separate occasions which cut our time at the park significantly. We visited the General Sherman tree; the...

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Apr 10, 2013 - Three Rivers, CA

Traveling here was quite a memorable trip. We left Boron in the northern Mojave Desert, very bleak, and ended in the mountainous approach to Sequoia National Park. Along the way we traveled 75 miles of desert, up thousands of feet through a pass with 20 miles of climbing into the Tehachapi Mountains and down another 20 miles to the San Joaquin Valley. As soon as we were in the Tehachapi Mountains everything changed from desert to green hills and mountainsides. Maybe the desert was starting to get to us, but we really enjoyed the green...

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Oct 11, 2012 - Sequoia & Kings Canyon

We had a pretty easy drive across the state to Three Rivers where we will saw Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks. Three Rivers is really tiny. It is at the enterance to Sequoia. It is bigger than Prospect was but not by much. We didn't know that Sequoia trees are as big as Redwoods. I believe it is a type of redwood tree. The trees on the coast are Coastal Redwoods which only live on the coast of Calif. The sequoia's can only live between 5000 and 7000 feet. Redwoods are taller, but Sequoia's have more volume (more wood). While in...

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Jun 14, 2012 - Barstow to Three Rivers (Sequoia)

Leisurely morning with biking in the gym, Best Western breakfast and a walk to Starbucks for coffee. Very sad looking area with so many closures. Barstow is clearly a “resting spot” for travel in all directions. Interstate 15 to LA/Las Vegas, Interstate 40 to Flagstaff, Hwy 58 to Bakersfield, Hwy 395 to Bishop etc. Pepper was again very anxious and I spent most of the ride in the back fighting him off me with his bed. The trip is over as far as he is concerned! Stopped at Costco in Visalia for lunch and a few things. I had doubts about...

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Roadtrek Travels

Apr 10, 2012 - Off to Three Rivers

It has been so long since we broke camp that our rhythm was way off but we eventually got it done. It takes a little patience to get four rigs all ready to leave about the same time because some take longer than others. We were a little beyond our planned 9:30 departure time but the 100 mile trip was without drama. The drive from the Visalia area into Three Rivers is very pretty – the flowers were out and the hills are a nice green. The four rigs were us, the McDoles, the Stacks, and the Gaverns. We got to the Lions “campground” before noon...

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