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14 - Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest

We really aren’t in Camp Nelson at all today although we do pass right by it.  It really isn’t a community as much as a group of summer cottages that a few people live in all year and some only use as they can.  It’s up above the 4,000 foot level which makes it a little cooler that the valley floor and it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Lots of large trees, a nice river stream runs through.  Most of the homes are well off the main highway which although not heavily traveled breaks the peace and quiet.

 

We are headed on up the mountain to Ponderosa, which is a stopping point about half way to Johnsondale, at the 7,200 foot level.

 

You'll notice the last two pictures which were taken on the way back down near the bottom of the mountain, we ran across several law enforcement vehicles parked along the side of the road. I couldn't pass up the chance to stop and take two pictures of the three "goof offs" who were all park illegally.  Do we hire winners or not?

CrazyLisa says:
Aww the sign and the pics remind me of when I was up there. Its so beautiful there!
Posted on: Jun 04, 2007
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