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Sep 30, 2015 - Squaw Valley CA – Island Park Corps of Engineers Campground

This is where I learned the difference between a Redwood and a giant Sequoia. I always thought they were the same thing, but I was wrong (so, what else is new?) Redwoods, like those we saw in Redwood National and State Parks, are the world's tallest trees and have slender trunks that are dull, chocolate brown in color. The giant Sequoias we saw here in King’s Canyon National park are the largest trees in the world in volume. They have immense trunks with very slight taper and their trunks are bright reddish brown. At King’s Canyon, we...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 28, 2013 - Night number two

After about an hour, I rode west from road's end and out of the Kings Canyon entry gate. A few miles outside the park lives some friends of mine named Clyde and Linda Ramstead. I spent the afternoon and evening with them at their residence in Squaw Valley, CA, where they put me up for the night in their brand new Retro travel trailer Hospitality Suite, complete with air conditioning! Boy did I need it!

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