France Tour 2015

Northern California's Finest 
Day 6

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This is part 5 of the story of our trip, this part is from Denver to Las Vegas, USA  in May/June of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that
included France, London and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

This day 6 of our tour with Globus, Northern California's Finest

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Day - 6   Yosemite - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks    Da2
17 - June - 2015
Globus:
Travel to SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, the 'Land of Giants.' In these parks you'll discover a land of diversity and beauty, huge mountains, deep canyons, vast caverns and the world's largest trees! Overnight inside the park at the Wuksachi Lodge. This evening, join in a STAR GAZING PROGRAM, where you'll hear ancient and cultural stories about the constellations and enjoy an evening under the brilliant California sky. (B,D) Special Feature: Wuksachi Lodge sits in the heart of Sequoia National Park. The lodge is beautifully crafted of cedar and stone, and enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding forest and High Sierra peaks.
Today is the day we see the "Tall Trees", one of the reasons we took this tour.  The morning was pure bus sightseeing and we stopped for a quick lunch at Whoa Nellie Deli, then on for an afternoon break at Kings Canyon Visitors Center. Here we went for a short walk finding deer and some big Sequoia trees.  We then went to the General Grant car park where we saw really huge Sequoia  along the edge of the car park.  We took the track to the General, taking time out to walk inside one of the fallen sequoia's beside the track. Then we saw the General Grant tree - very tall, but also very wide - in fact extremely wide.
We continued on to see the Gamlin Cabin and the many other huge sequoia's in the area before having our Group photo and boarding the bus for the hotel.


Map:   YOSEMITE-SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NPs - 245miles, 5.2hrs, 280km

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Yosemite View Lodge - view Yosemite View Lodge - Squirrel Yosemite View Lodge - view
On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree
On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree
On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree "Sun Dog" On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree
On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree
On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree
On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree On the way to Sequoia & the General Grant Tree
Views near Kings Canyon Visitors Center Views near Kings Canyon Visitors Center Views near Kings Canyon Visitors Center
General Grant Tree - Carpark - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - Carpark General Grant Tree - Carpark - giant sequoia
General Grant Tree - Carpark - giant sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - giant sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia
Walk to the General Grant Tree - giant sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia
Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia
Walk to the General Grant Tree - fallen sequoia Walk to the General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia
General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia
General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia - rear view
General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia
General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia General Grant Tree - giant sequoia
Gamlin Cabin In 1870,  homesteaders Thomas and Israel Gamlin attempted a squatter's claim on a 160 acre section of Grant Grove, grazing cattle in the mountains General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia
General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia
General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia
   
General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia Group Photo General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia
     
General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia General Grant Tree Walk - giant sequoia Heading towards Wuksachi Lodge
     
Wuksachi Lodge - view Wuksachi Lodge - Deer Wuksachi Lodge - Deer
     
Wuksachi Lodge- Deer Wuksachi Lodge Wuksachi Lodge - Bear in foyer
     
Wuksachi Lodge - view Wuksachi Lodge Wuksachi Lodge - view

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A the W Menu Day: TD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 SS