visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks question

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 5:52 am    Post subject: visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks question

our goal is to stay in the area for 3-4 days, and we really want to see giant trees (the ones that cars can drive through). Between Sequoia and Kings Canyon which one should we enter from?
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:29 am    Post subject:

Where is the tree you can drive through? (US Forest Service)
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject:

Kings Canyon has some nice camping spots but I think the "big trees" are mainly in Sequoia.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 1:02 pm    Post subject:

thanks guys for the input
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:02 pm    Post subject:

I can’t decide which says the most about humans, the mask worn below the nose, or the sight of a majestic ancient tree making you want to cut a hole in it so you can drive through it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 10:24 am    Post subject:

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I can’t decide which says the most about humans, the mask worn below the nose, or the sight of a majestic ancient tree making you want to cut a hole in it so you can drive through it.


Same bizarre impulse that is behind seeing an elk with impressive antlers or a glorious lion and saying "I'm going to kill that, stuff it's head and put it on my wall."
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject:

after some research, we will enter Sequoia via Three Rivers. We will take our Tesla Model 3 AWD there, just booked an Airbnb with outdoor EV charging port near the park, hopefully we won't get stranded inside the park
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 4:52 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I can’t decide which says the most about humans, the mask worn below the nose, or the sight of a majestic ancient tree making you want to cut a hole in it so you can drive through it.


They only cut dead trees right?
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 5:38 pm    Post subject:

LongBeachPoly wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
I can’t decide which says the most about humans, the mask worn below the nose, or the sight of a majestic ancient tree making you want to cut a hole in it so you can drive through it.


They only cut dead trees right?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_tree

According to this, 2 of them died, the others are still standing. It was a stupid practice that has thankfully been abandoned.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 6:27 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
I can’t decide which says the most about humans, the mask worn below the nose, or the sight of a majestic ancient tree making you want to cut a hole in it so you can drive through it.


They only cut dead trees right?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_tree

According to this, 2 of them died, the others are still standing. It was a stupid practice that has thankfully been abandoned.


Thx for the info. Now I feel guilty. I always thought it was a cool thing to see/experience. Never realized they cut into living trees.

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The tunneling inflicted severe damage to the health and strength of the trees. The tunnels were cut to stimulate automobile tourism.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 7:46 pm    Post subject:

LarryCoon wrote:
Where is the tree you can drive through? (US Forest Service)


You can drive through Tunnel Tree in Sequoia. I’ve done it before,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoia_National_Park#Park_attractions
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:13 pm    Post subject:

I would recommend white water rafting in King's Canyon.

I went a few years ago and took the teenagers using Kings River Expeditions and it was absolutely fantastic. The kids loved it and I loved it.
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