Friday, August 29, 2014

Sequoia National Forest (Part 13) - 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 continue with my photos from day three. The photos for today are from Sequoia National Forest shot along SR-180 as I drove to the other part of King's Canyon National Park. You may or may not know this, but King's Canyon National Park is split into two sections with Sequoia National Forest in between. In this blog post, you are seeing photos from that section of SR-180.

A photo of the forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 46 23 N 118 57 39 W  

The smoke from the forest fire was affecting the entire drive into King's Canyon National Park. The visibility was not as good as I wanted. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 01 N 118 54 51 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 


On the bright side, the smoke does give the photo a foggy look. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 03 N 118 54 31 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo of the forest and the mountains in smoke. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 54 N 118 53 23 W  


Next I arrive at King's Canyon Lodge. Home of the oldest working gas pumps. The gas was pretty expensive, but filling up is a pretty good experience. :) It was interesting to see such old technology. I see people complaining on Yelp that the owners suck at dealing with customers, but they were pretty nice to me when I was there so I have no clue what they are talking about. Maybe they saw the reviews. Who knows. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 06 N 118 53 12 W  

This is the sign for the lodge. 

Here is the store/restaurant at the lodge. 

Not sure what this is but it was at the lodge. 


Now I continue on my drive into King's Canyon National Park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 56 N 118 52 29 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo shot on my drive into the park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 10 N 118 50 32 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with more photos from Sequoia National Forest as I drive to the other section of King's Canyon National Park. 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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