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Zumwalt Meadow to The End of the Road

An afternoon walk

sunny 80 °F

When we 1st suggested to Justin that we could meet for a few days of backpacking we left the options open. We didn’t have any set agenda, only that we’d backpack or hike over his birthday.

Because there are younger kids here he decided that we’d start with a short hike one day, a longer hike the following day and then 2-overnighters. The shorter hike was yesterday. We walked to the Roaring River Falls. Unfortunately, the hike to the Zumwalt Meadow from the falls was impossible as a sign said that hundreds of trees are down on top of the trail. But the kids scampered up and down the rocks and had fun anyway.

We drove to the Zumwalt Meadow intending to take the loop hike around the meadow but instead kept on the trail to the End of the Road. This was a beautiful hike with the meadow on one side and large trees on the other with the river flowing beside them. In some places, we went between the trees. 277D38E0A19948B86F90802108E36725.jpg An interesting side note is that a family donated money to build the trail for all to enjoy, including the disabled. So while the trail is not paved, it is an easy walk and wide enough for wheelchair access.

We left the meadow and started thru the mountain IMG_20150723_160757091.jpg to the End of the Road where we found the river again with a large beach area. Kids took off their boots and socks and went right into the shallow area of water. Justin and his friend went to the large rock and jumped into a deep spot. It was way too cold for me.

Everyone was starving when we got back to camp. Nothing like some good fresh air and a little moving around to feel like a person again.

Posted by Miss Chris 10:37 Archived in USA Tagged nature travel driving camping national_park rv outdoors grandkids kings_canyon zumwalt_meadow

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