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Right near our campsite.  Kings Canyon

Near our campsite. Kings Canyon

I recently had the opportunity to visit Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park.  What a treat!!!!  There’s a group of college friends that has been gathering for a camping trip every July – for the past 40 years.  I was honored to be a part of that group this year.  At the peak we had 23 people, 4 dogs and 1 cat – all in our private campsite.  A great experience!!!!

On our last day, Tom and I found a river that was a series of gorgeous swimming holes.  A lady at a gas station told us about it.  It’s not on any map we saw.  And NO, I’m not telling you where it is; we never saw one other person the whole time we were there.

Chillin' at the swimmin' hole

Chillin’ at the swimmin’ hole

Our private swimming hole and waterfall

Our private swimming hole and waterfall

All of the scenery…….  CRAZY amazing!!!  I took over 1000 photos.  Probably have images for a lifetime of fabric collages.  Rocks and water.  Sequoias.  Long valley views.  I think I’ll start with a sequoia piece…… We got up at the crack-o’-dawn and were the very first car in the parking lot for the sequoia grove.  ‘Had the whole place to ourselves for at least an hour.  And got that great early morning light.