2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

East Porterville, CA - Lake Success Tule COE - Site 94

East Porterville, CA - Lake Success Tule COE - Site 94, another...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 0 - our route - 274...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 1 - Still lots of desert...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 2

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 3

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 4

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 5 - lots of fresh white...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 6 - still in the Mohave...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 7

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 8 - lots of windmills as...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 9

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 10

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 11 - train tunnel

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 12

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 13

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 14

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 15 - green fields!!!

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 16 - these are yellow roses...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 17 - orange grove

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 18 - beautiful oleander

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 19 - lots of oil wells...

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 20 - a tumbelin' tumbleweed

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 21 - huge orange grove

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 22 - just a few sheep!

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 23 - the beautiful Jacaranda tree

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 24 - we are in Porterville

Joshua Tree to East Porterville, CA 25 - Lake Success

Sequoia National Forest 0 - our route - 154 miles - almost...

Sequoia National Forest 1 - headed into the Sierra Nevada's

Sequoia National Forest 2

Sequoia National Forest 3

Sequoia National Forest 4 - the yuccas are really in bloom at...

Sequoia National Forest 5

Sequoia National Forest 6 - a little protection from falling rocks

Sequoia Natinal Forest 7

Sequoia National Forest 8

Sequoia National Forest 9

Sequoia National Forest 10

Sequoia National Forest 11 - the Kern River - lots of rafts...

Sequoia National Forest 12

Sequoia National Forest 13

Sequoia National Forest 14

Sequoia National Forest 15 - people were tent camping all along the...


Our trip from Joshua Tree to east Porterville, CA was 274 miles that was probably the most stressful trip this year. The roads were not that bad and the traffic was light as well, but the winds were horrific, coming in gusts at the most inopportune times from different directions. We went from the desert where little grows to the valley and many orange groves, vineyards and what looked like nut trees of some kind.

We are staying at the Tule Corp of Engineer campground on Lake Success about six miles from East Porterville. We have 50 amps and water with a dump on the way out. Verizon has no signal but the satellite was clear. It was quiet Thursday and Friday with the campground filling up late Friday.

Friday we worked all day on the Mothership. I replaced the slide solenoid without blowing any fuses or otherwise messing up. I also got Libby's left tail light to working again from the Mothership; installed a tap light under the counter and also topped off the water in the batteries. Doris made curtains to replace our day/night shades which we hate. We are very happy with the end result. The windows look much homier and we don't have to worry about the strings breaking when we raise the shades to see outside.

Today we headed for a 154 mile trip through the Sequoia National Forest. It was a pretty drive through the Sierra Nevada's as we climbed from about 500 feet to 7,200 feet and then back down again.

Tomorrow we head for a six-night stay in Three Rivers, CA which is the gateway to Sequoia National Park as well as King's Canyon National Park. We have already talked to the RV park and know there is no Verizon reception there but they have WiFi so that will have to suffice for our communication again as it has here.

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