After our weekend in Fair Oaks, CA with Flint and Alli for their son Gavin’s blessing the entire Ferkin Family headed over to the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks for five days. Last year we vacationed in Yellowstone (post on that vacation here) and this year Fawn did another great job getting us set up among the big trees.
We were surprised to find our cousin, Jennifer Gould, and her son Bo in the same campground with us.
It was fun to see all of the grandchildren together. There are now 9 of them. Eight little boys and then our Emily.
We stayed from Monday through Friday in the Azalea campground in Kings Canyon. It is less that a mile from Grant Grove, which contains the famous General Grant sequoia tree, regarded as the third largest tree on earth. The grove also has a “fallen monarch” or downed sequoia tree that is all hollowed out. One can walk inside of it, which also gives the perspective of just how large these trees are.
Later in the day we traveled deeper into Kings Canyon to Roaring River Waterfall. The water here did not fall a great distance but it did cascade into a beautiful, deep, emerald pool. As you might expect from our wet winter, all of the rivers were gushing with water this summer.
Here are some pictures from the day:
Stay tuned for our adventures the next day in the Sequoia National Park, including Moro Rock and General Sherman.