Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grant Grove Village & Panoramic Point (Part 10) - Sequoia & King's Canyon NP (2014)

I recently took a trip to Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park (the two parks are connected). I had a great time photographing many scenery and enjoying the beauty of nature both inside the two national parks and out in Sequoia National Forest. Through this chain of blog posts, I will be showing photos of natural scenery, mountains, meadows, forests, wildlife, and the wonderful trees of the parks. I will also be giving some travel advice into the park as I know some of you viewers are probably looking at this to try to plan a trip to the parks. In these parks, is one of the world's largest species of trees, the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). I will also have a few photos of the world's most massive tree the General Sherman Tree in blog posts to come. I hope you enjoy this chain of blog posts!

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Today I begin my photos from day three. The photos for today are shot in King's Canyon National Park. Some of the photos are shot in Grant Grove Village, near the John Muir Lodge (the hotel I stayed at overnight), and the rest will be from my drive up to Panoramic Point and Panoramic Point itself.

First off is a photo of the meadow at Grant Grove Village. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 27 N 118 57 42 W  

Another photo of the meadow from a different vantage point. When I woke up that morning and went outside, I thought it was just fog in the area, but I noticed a charred wood smell in the air. At first I thought maybe it was the hotel's restaurant working, but after walking some distance from it and still smelling and seeing the smoke, I knew there was a forest fire somewhere nearby. Not sure where the fire is, but the visibility that day was pretty bad that day all through the park. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 25 N 118 57 44 W 

 A black and white process of the photo above. 


Next I begin my drive up to Panoramic Point. Here is a sunrise photo shot on the drive up. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 47 N 118 57 18 W 

More sunrise photos on the drive up. Shot at the same spot as above. 

Here is a shot at Panoramic Point. According to the sign there, this view was suppose to be very beautiful, but the forest fires made it somewhat of a disappointment. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 45 16 N 118 56 39 W 

A black and white process of the photo above. 


Here is a photo of the walking trail up to Panoramic Point. The trail wasn't that long or steep and it is wheelchair accessible. Unless it was a smoky day like when I visited this spot, I'd recommend a visit to this view point.

A black and white process of the photo above. 

A photo of the forest on the side of the trail. 

Here is a photo of the forest shot near the parking lot for Panoramic Point. I thought the smoke made a cool mysterious effect on the whole scenery so I took a shot. 

A black and white process of the photo above. 

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with some deer photos of the deer I saw on the drive down from Panoramic Point. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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