July 21, 2015
Woke up cold and damp and really missing home. Really tempted to pack everything up quickly and drive the 6 hours home.
I am glad I resisted the temptation. Morning run was hard on twisty, hilly trails and narrow roads at 5000 feet. I am using altitude as an excuse for feeling tired but I am not even sure if 5000 feet even has a significant effect at all on stamina. I think that I just tired.
Anyway, I picked up a horse trail on my run (and I know it was a horse trail because I ran through horse poop). I followed it and it took me to the stable.
Treat for Nadia and Peter and me (my first time on a horse). We went on a trail ride through Grants Grove. I rode on Leroy, the slowest, most laid back, most flatulent horse I've ever met. God, it was fun and peaceful ad beautiful.
Jack could not go, too young.
We then drove through Sequoia and found a couple of places to stop.
The John Muir grove. Look at this cool tree. It looks like the ground eroded south that a lot of the roots are exposed. The cool thing about that is the the kids found some great holes to climb through (holes big enough that I could crawl through also. I love these trees!
Isn't this tree absolutely awesome???!!!
Moving on to the Sherman Tree. Largest tree in the world by volume. Nice little hike to the grove and back.
Then on our way south. We drove a couple of hours and found a RV park in the Angeles National Forest just north of LA. We wanted an RV park for our last night camping because it advertised hot showers, pool and WiFi. It was a bit of a dump but the kids loved it, especially the miniature golf course.