SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK CAMPING
So, we are going to Sequoia for camping, hiking, and fun. We’ll see the largest trees on Earth and hike to a nice waterfall. We’ll be in the mountains so we’ll most likely see some deer and probably see a bear or two. Most definitely we will see some beautiful scenery. Most important, we will have a great time hanging out and socializing.
This is a 3 night trip to Sequoia. The cost for the camping is $48.00. Food and drink are NOT included in the cost of the the camping, and you will need to carpool with someone and share the driving expense. There is also a $35.00 fee per car to enter the National Park.
This is car camping so you will park your car near your tent and you can bring as much stuff as you want. You should have basic gear for car camping including a tent, sleeping bag, mattress pad, flashlight, ice cooler, hiking shoes, proper clothes, bug spray, sun screen, camp chair etc.
The campsite has vault toilets, running water, and there is a store, restaurant, and showers really close nearby. The campsite is all ours and we can make as much noise as we want as long as we don’t bother the next campsite which is 1/2 mile away.
We will have campfires, and one night we will have a pot-luck dinner/party for the July birthdays.
On one day I plan to drive in to Kings Canyon to do the hike to Mist Falls. Another day we will visit the big Sequoia trees including the General Sherman Tree. I hope we will be able to go up to Moro Rock for sunset. Of course, if you don’t want to do these, there are plenty of other hikes and attractions to keep you busy.
The weather in the area averages 80’s/90’s in the day and 50’s/60’s at night.
Everyone is welcome on this trip, but I just want to mention that most of our campers on past trips are 35-60 and most people are avid hikers. Just please be in decent physical condition and be friendly and have a good attitude. The photo above is actually from our last trip to Sequoia.
There are a limited amount of spots available for this trip and it’s first to pay, first served. The campground has limited parking, so carpooling will be required.
The campground is only about 5 hrs away, so if you can’t get off of work on Thursday, you could still drive up after work.
If you want to go, please RSVP “Yes.” I’ll then contact you through the Meetup “Messages” and give instructions on payment. You won’t be confirmed to go on the trip until you have paid. (Payment will be through Paypal) The camping is three nights and the cost is $48.00. Sorry no discounts if you can’t be there all three nights. Full refund up to two weeks before the camping trip. No refunds after June 27th.
Please note that this is BEAR COUNTRY and the campground has strict rules. Any items with a scent MUST be stored in the metal storage boxes that are on the campsites.
You must be willing to abide by the rules at this link concerning storage of food and scented items: https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/bears.htm
Here is an advisory from the U.S. National Park Service concerning possible poor air quality at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks :https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/airqualityinfo.htm )
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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