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0501 Barker's Pass, Sequoia National Park, CA

0501 Barker's Pass, Sequoia National Park, CA

The morning was so soft and lovely. Cool. Magical light. No wind. We got right up and went for a walk up and down all 4 of the side roads leading to other camping circles. Sherman wanted to go up a couple steep hills to follow a scent. I let him lead the way.

I’m not sure, but this looks like a Dogwood. I only saw this one tree of this variety.
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0429 Barker's Pass, Sequoia National Forest, CA

0429 Barker's Pass, Sequoia National Forest, CA

Happy birthday dad. This is number 89. Is there a place and a way in which you still feel 16? Or 20? I know you’re body feels old. What about that sense of you? And… thanks for being my dad. 🎂🎁🎶🚀💕🖖🏽
When I pulled in last night there was one car by a large rock to the left of the entrance. Between them and the river was one tent.
I wake up in a dream.
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0428 Sequoia National Forest, CA

0428 Sequoia National Forest, CA

We arise early and take a walk up a side road that leads to another camping area.

Fascinated by this mountain. The rock sheets just laying over the bubble pushed up from under the surface.
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0427 Sequoia National Forest, CA

0427 Sequoia National Forest, CA

After breakfast we head up the Jeep trail again. Just past where I saw the woman and child yesterday, the trail ends. There are lots of stickers off-road, so Sherman and I sit down to enjoy the view, then head back to the van.
Time to head back up near the end of the road and look for a place to stay. I reach the sign that says the road is closed for the winter, turn around and pull into a parking spot near a road that goes way down into the valley by another river. I can’t tell if the van can make it, so we take a hike. We walk the 3/4 of a mile down to the river. The road is pretty rough in places, with 3-4 places where I could get into trouble if I am not careful. I plot the van’s path both walking down and rechecking the plan as we walk up. Then… I drive down. In one spot, I make a new choice to get past two deep holes filled with water. We make it down to the river and spend a lovely quiet day.

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0426 Sequoia National Forest, CA

0426 Sequoia National Forest, CA

Happy #1 birthday to Grandson Maximus.
😍🐾👣🙏🏼🌈😻⚪️🐕🙏🏼😎
A day to explore the area. In the morning, we go into Kerville to find wireless. I needed to send some email about the Pottery School. Had eggs and coffee at Cheryl’s Diner. Then on our way to drive as far north as I can and take a couple hikes. About 10 miles in there’s a sign for Sulpher Falls. That’d be cool. A hike to some falls…

It’s very windy. We head up a trail that hits a dirt road in 100 feet. I can see that the road goes down to the main road near where we began.
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