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Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2015

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:03 pm
by DaveK
We will be doing a 4 day camping trip to the Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Forest area on June 11-14, 2015. The campsite is located at about 8.500 feet and the weather should be a refreshing change from the summer heat. The primary focus of the trip will be relaxation with plenty of time at camp to play radio and enjoy some great cuisine (and wine too).

Time permitting, we will do some wheeling and visit the Buck Rock Look out Station, one of the many caverns in the area, and the Sherman Grove (http://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/sherman.htm ). For those who have been with us in the past, you know that there are occasional excellent photo opportunities near the "big" trees!!!

We will limit the group to 6 vehicles with a three vehicle minimum. The trails will require high clearance 4 wheel drive. Camping is dispersed and you will need to bring everything that your campsite requires - there are no facilities of any kind. We will coordinate meals once the group is identified.

Confirmed

1. DaveK
2. Bruce "notamog"
3. Larry "cruiserlarry"
4. Phil "Voodoo Blue 57"
5. Tim "taugust"
6.

Here are a few pictures of past trips:

On the way to camp
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Camp
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Caverns
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General Sherman Grove
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Buck Rock Look Out Tower
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Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:13 pm
by NotAMog
Dave,

It looks like a fun trip to a place I haven't been to before. Please count me in.

I'm planning on bringing the Pinzgauer. Since I'm already more than half way there compared to you guys I'd like to arrange a place to meet near the first trail head. Otherwise, you'll be spending a lot of time waiting for me to catch up.

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:30 pm
by DaveK
Welcome Bruce.

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:01 pm
by cruiserlarry
This is one of my favorite camping spots - so count me in :mrgreen:

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:32 am
by DaveK
cruiserlarry wrote:This is one of my favorite camping spots - so count me in :mrgreen:
Welcome Larry. Will Ben be with you?

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:30 pm
by Voodoo Blue 57
Loved your last years report and I've wanted to check out the area ever since.

Please put me on the list!

Phil

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 10:08 pm
by DaveK
Welcome Phil. You are on the list!

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:53 am
by taugust
Put me down as "in". I think I can make it work.

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:55 am
by taugust
Is this a single camp spot, or do we move?

Re: Camping Trip - Kings Canyon & Sequoia NF - June 11-14, 2

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 4:05 pm
by DaveK
taugust wrote:Is this a single camp spot, or do we move?
Welcome Tim!!!

The campsite will be a single spot.