Kings Canyon National Park, California

During my overnight Tour Director class field trip to Sequoia Nat’l Park, we also stopped at Kings Canyon Nat’l Park, which is geographically right next to Sequoia.  These are some photos from the Park…

This is Frank giving information about the General Grant tree.  The night before at the Montecito Lodge, where we stayed, he played the role of John Muir and was so talented!

This shrub/tree is called the Manzanita and it’s branches are so smooth to touch!  I used my flash and was able to get more contrast.

Hope you enjoyed your tour and if you have any questions, let me know!

Montecito Sequoia Lodge…Sequoia Nat’l Park

My Tour Director class stayed at the Montecito Sequoia Lodge for one night in October.  It’s located in the Sequoia National Park, California.  That evening we had a bonfire and it was magical!  First, one of our classmates’ topics was Sasquatch aka Big Foot, so having her present at night by the campfire was a perfect setting.  She did a great job and then another classmate who is also a singer, sang O Danny Boy.  She’s Irish and has a lovely voice!  I cried (trying not to let others see me)!  To top off the evening, a man named Frank gave a talk about John Muir, playing the character of John Muir.  He spoke for at least 30 minutes and I was amazed at how he could recite and remember so much!

The next morning, I woke as usual before dawn and watched the sun rise.  It was gorgeous!

The lake on the property was perfect for taking reflection shots of the trees and as the sun came out, I was able to capture some breathtaking colors…

We had a hearty breakfast before embarking on our tour of Sequoia and Kings Canyon Nat’l Parks!