Central CA Yosemite and General Sherman

By Neal Parish from Oakland, CA (IMG_0794) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Neal Parish from Oakland, CA (IMG_0794) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

"General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. The General Sherman Tree is neither the tallest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Hyperion tree, a Coast redwood), nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a greater diameter), nor is it the oldest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to a Great Basin bristlecone pine). With a height of 83.8 meters (275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 m (25 ft), an estimated bole volume of 1,487 m3 (52,513 cu ft), and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years, it is nevertheless among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Sherman_(tree)

 


400 miles in central California including Yosemite and the General Sherman tree
400 miles in central California including Yosemite and the General Sherman tree
300 miles on CA Hwy 49
300 miles on CA Hwy 49

CA Hwy 168 is fun to the Huntington Lake dam.
CA Hwy 168 is fun to the Huntington Lake dam.

 

Warning!

The road to Big Creek

is Not recommended!

 

Huntington Lake Rd (Hwy 168) is a fun ride. But the warning is that the road past the dam to Big Creek is poorly maintained, very steep with lots of granite gravel, mostly one lane on the face of a granite cliff, with no guardrails.

 

Our thanks to Ron on the Motorcycle Tourers Forum for the heads up.

Stay at Lakeview Cottages. See info.


 

Quaking Aspen Campground

 

"Located along the Western Divide Highway a quarter of a mile past the end of State Highway 190 (27 miles east of Springville).  The campground was named for the quaking aspen trees that grow in the area.  The trees are a shimmering brilliant green in the spring and deep russet-gold in the fall.  Hiking is available on the many trails near the campground. ... New for the 2015 season are furnished Yurts (canvas tents elevated on a platform)  available through reservation only."

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