Yep, we are livin’ near giants for the next 10 days, as in giant redwoods. Our campground is a mere 8 miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park, where neither of us has been before, so hiking trails and fresh air here we come! Kings Canyon National Park is also on the list for getting some exercise so you can guess what I’ll be talking about in upcoming posts.
Sequoia RV Ranch is a quiet little place with 55 rental sites and what looks to be some smaller homes tucked in to one end of the campground. We think we have the best site in the place, backing up to within ~30 yards of the Kaweah River. Some sites have water and 30-amp service only, while others (like ours) have full hook-ups. Last night, after settling in, with refreshments and lawn chairs in hand, we headed to the river.
The Kaweah River, we are told, has some Class IV Rapids, so probably not going to be doing any kayaking in it, as we originally thought. Even near us there are lots of boulders and smaller rapids, such a peaceful setting.
Terry and I sit back and soak in the sounds of chirping birds and croaking bullfrogs as we watch the gurgling stream flow by. We even have our own little swimming hole with a sandy beach bottom and the water temperature is very refreshing.
This morning, as Terry opened the blinds on our rear window, a beautiful little mule deer was looking in at him, and did not seem to be phased in the least. He seemed to be as relaxed as we are, livin’ near the giants.
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