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Sequoia National Forrest Backpacking
“I have never been hiking or backpacking in Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Forrest (Usually I hike the John Muir Trail out of Reds Meadows, Fish Creek, Iva Belle Hot Springs, or even Biog Pine Lakes). I live in Ojai, CA so I am not looking to drive more than 5 hours. I am looking to hike in about 8 - 10 miles, then camp for 3 nights, then return. I'd like to go somewhere where we can fish, and be close to running water, and that has good camp sites in the back country. Thanks! :)”
“Kings has a ton of great hikes. I'd have to look back at some of my notes to see where I've been there.
On another note, I just visited the only other stand of Sequoia in the world last weekend at Big Trees State Park, and it was AWESOME.”
“I've heard trout taste great when grilled on redwood....”
“Lot's of good stuff up there on the south side of the range. I was just look at my pictures from Mineral King wondering why I don't go more often. Here's a trip some people I know did that would fit the bill:
Mountain Home State Forest and Domeland Wilderness are also on my short list. You should just take off and recon it for the rest of us. I don't think you could go wrong.
For the record, Sequoias aren't redwoods - come out here some time and I'll show you the difference.”
“Ahh, grasshopper, sequoias ARE redwoods. One is sequoia and the other is coastal. They are both redwood species. One of the big differences is that sequoias can only reproduce from germinated seed whereas coastals can reproduce from an existing root structure.
“They are both junipers technically, but they don't look the same, and they certainly don't look like junipers.”
“Seeing as you're going out of Red's; go north to 1000 Island Lk. / Garnet Lk.”
“Ditto that, it's a nice hike in, serene and worth the effort”
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