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Summer is for Hiking: Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july 21

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

On July 21 of 2012 explored the Redwood Canyon Grove Trail. This is one of the largest groves of sequoias in existence and on this trail, one can view many of them. The trail is serene and quiet even in July. Another temperature win – in the central valley the temperature in the 100s on this particular day and here it was possibly 80 or less. The trail itself takes you through differing environments, from meadows to vistas, fern-laden areas with extremely large plants, and the wildflowers tremendous. It was hard to believe it was the dry part of summer. Green, moist and colorful surrounded by forest with the subtle mountain stream. The hike itself is not difficult and there are many segments to travel on.

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, the creek,  Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, the creek Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Creek,  Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Creek, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Wildflowers, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Wildflowers, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, boulders, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, boulders, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, View, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, View, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Meadow, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Meadow, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Ferns and Flowers, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Ferns and Flowers, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, fallen tree, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, fallen tree, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, flowers, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, flowers, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, trees, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, trees, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

 Redwood Canyon Grove, Giant Tree, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21  kathryn arnold

Redwood Canyon Grove, Giant Tree, Kings Canyon National Park, 2012 july21 kathryn arnold

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Summer is for Hiking: Weaver Lake, near border of King’s Canyon National Park, Ca. July 5, 2012

This is a great day hike, the trail well-marked and the lake has multiple spaces for overnight camping. It was amazing the temperature change at the height of Weaver Lake – the air was crispy cool on a day that it was over 100 in the valley. One could also do an overnight loop and include Jennie Lakes as well (my next time project) . Weaver Lake is a secluded quiet alpine lake at the base of Shell Mountain. (a website which gives the overnight loop info and directions to arrive at the trailhead: http://www.everytrail.com/guide/jennie-and-weaver-lakes-loop/)

Trailmarker to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California

Trail marker to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California, Kathryn Arnold, July 5th, 2012

The trail is a bit difficult to see from the parking area but it is lined with rocks.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Everything is still very green and many wildflowers at the beginning of July.

Water on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Water on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Forest on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Forest on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

 Greeting to Jennie Lakes Wilderness on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Greeting to Jennie Lakes Wilderness Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Weaver Lake Sign on way to Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake Sign on way to Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Simply lovely.

Trailmarker, Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Trailmarker, Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Butterflies on return from Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Butterflies on return from Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Butterflies hovering and grouping near watery areas – must have been at least 100.


Summer is for Hiking: Nelder Grove sequoias, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012

With summer over, I am finding the time to update on the various hikes from the season. A lot of time was spent in the mountains of Yosemite and Kings Canyon. This hike pictured here was into Nelder Grove, an area with original sequoias near Yosemite and near Ansel Adams Wilderness. We took the hike towards the Granddad tree and in June, there were many wildflowers. It is not a difficult hike – at the end one can go further on an adjoining trail but there are no designated markers.

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

sequoia 1, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Sign, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Map, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Map Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

original log cabin, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Original Log Cabin, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Spring into Water Trough, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Spring into Water Trough, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Vegetation, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Vegetation, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold