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Camping in Kings Canyon

Camping in the weather

sunny 75 °F

The reason we came to Kings Canyon was to leave Justin’s truck at the End of the Road. This is literally the end of the road and one can only hike out from here. There is a small Backcountry Ranger Station where people can obtain last minute backpack permits, or find out weather reports, or discuss various trails with a ranger.

At the End of the Road there is a parking lot for people obtaining permits, or for those who walk a short trail to the Kings River. There is another parking lot for those who are actually hiking. We were to leave Justin’s truck in the lot for those actually hiking.
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On the drive up to Kings Canyon, I’d listened to our local Public Radio station. They had a forecast of rain in the mountains and snow at the passes. I was a little concerned for the kids.

A guy in the campsite next to us stopped me and said he’d just been at the village store and saw that the weather was going to close in. I began to get more concerned about kids.
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We decided to get Justin’s truck up to the hikers lot so that, in the event, they had to hike out quickly it would be there. We drove up to the hikers’ parking lot and found it to be packed so we had to leave Justin’s truck at a lower lot.

The Village Store is the only place in the park where there is internet, not fast internet at all, but at least a place where one can send and receive emails, contact with the outside world. The internet is so slow that to get into a blog site, it might take 5 minutes just to load the first page. There is no cell phone service so there are no texts or hot spots.

We went by the Village Store to check emails and correspond with kids and grandkids, answering some questions that they’d had. Then we drove back up to the hikers’ parking lot. A space had opened up right in front so we re-parked Justin’s truck.

It is raining off and on and it appears that there is some weather going on in the direction of the trail the kids are on. But we are snug in our RV. IMG_201606..3555627_HDR.jpg

Posted by Miss Chris 21:29 Archived in USA Tagged road_trip nature travel national_parks camping rv outdoors family_travel grandkids kings_canyon

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