Vacations To Go


Day 9- Saturday- July 24th


Day 9 Saturday July 24th  
  Do: Breakfast- Your own or complimentary lite meal (7-10)  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Cedar Grove  
16 min   Junction View 9
    (Go back on Hwy 180. At a junction go left on Hwy 198.)  
10:20 a.m.   Lost Grove-left side of the road (don't hike) 44
17 min Arrive: Wuksachi Lodge -(8-9) gift shop, pizza (lunch 12-2 Deck Plan Menu) 10
6 min Arrive: Lodgepole 2
    Lodgepole Visitor Center (9-5)  
    Lodgepole Market (7-9) grab and go sandwiches and salads (last place for food)  
9 min  
The General Sherman Tree
-The General Sherman Tree is the world's largest tree, measured by volume. It stands 275 feet (83 m) tall, and is over 36 feet (11 m) in diameter at the base. Sequoia trunks remain wide high up. Sixty feet above the base, the Sherman Tree is 17.5 feet (5.3 m) in diameter. Two trails lead to the Sherman Tree. Parking for the Main Trail is off the Wolverton Road (between the Sherman Tree and Lodgepole); just follow signs. The trail runs half a mile (0.8 km) down to the tree. It has a few stairs and is paved. As you walk, you'll enter the Giant Forest sequoia grove. Exhibits along the trail explain the natural history of giant sequoias. The walk back is uphill.
    (Continue left on the road. On the right side.)  
5 min   The Big Trees Trail
This 0.75 mile (1 km) trail circles Round Meadow. Colorful trailside panels describe sequoia ecology. Start at Giant Forest Museum and follow the paved, accessible trail from there. Parking for people with disability placards is available at the trailhead. Allow 1 hour round trip.
    (Continue on the road. On the left side.)  
2 min   The Giant Forest Museum- provides a basic introduction to the primary features of Giant Forest including its giant sequoias, meadows, and human history. The renovation of the historic Giant Forest market building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, began in 1999, and conversion to a museum and visitor center was completed in summer 2001. Self-guiding interpretive trails lead from the museum to the Round Meadow and Hazelwood areas. .3
    (Turn left on Crescent Meadow Rd.)  
    Parker Group Sequoia -left side  
5 min  
Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log
    (Go back to Hwy 198 and turn left.)  
10 min   Four Guardsmen-4 redwood spanning the highway. George Welsh named the trees in 1919. It was single lane. In 1939 another lane was added between 2 middle trees splitting the highway. 3.3
7 min   General's Highway Overlook 2.3
23 min See:
Tunnel Rock
- a one time rock over the road
3 min   Foothills Visitor Center (8-4:30) 1.4
    (Continue on Hwy 198 past Visalia. Enter Hwy 99 right/north. Go right on Hwy 41 in Fresno. Go past Hwy 180. After Bullard Ave turn left on Sierra. In one block go left on Blackstone.)  
1.5 hrs Arrive: Fresno, CA 85
  Do: Dinner-
North to Arbys, Chubby's Diner, El Pollo Loco, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box George's Bar & Grill, Dennys, KFC, Wendys, Carl's Jr, In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A
South to Jersey Mike's Subs, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Panda Express
    Gas- Costco (6am-8pm)- Behind KFC or Sinclair  
    Goodwill- 6437 N Blackstone (10-6)
Salvation Army- 6574 N Blackstone (9-8)
    International Market- 6460 N Blackstone (9-8:30)  
  Lodge: Summerfield Inn Fresno Yosemite
6309 North Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Can by July 22 at 11:59 p.m.; 24 hour front desk
Sherry & Ray-King $86.24
Paul, Autumn & Mark- 2 Queens $95.93
Barb, Tim & Beau- 2 Queens $95.93 (Tell them about Beau)
(AC, wifi, all rooms on ground floor, microwave, refrigerator, keurig coffee, outdoor pool, continental breakfast)