we didn’t know it at the time, but the tuesday after labor day would be our last big adventure in sequoia and kings canyon. we did a lot and decided that instead of fighting the cell signal logistics problem, we would just head to fresno and regroup before our yosemite time. anyhow. for our last day of adventures, we planned to drive over to tunnel log, for the iconic drive through a fallen sequoia, and then went on to moro rock, for a quick little climb/hike for some fun views.
on our way, we spotted this cluster of accessible sequoias near a parking area so we hopped out to explore a bit. most of the epic sequoias are fenced off and you can’t within 20 feet of them, so we loved getting up close and personal with “the parker group”…
just a bit past the parker group trees, we came upon the tunnel log. there were several other groups there, which wasn’t too bad, except they were all taking turns driving through the tunnel, standing under the tunnel, taking pics from all angles, and taking videos. it was sort of frustrating and sort of laughable. anyhow. eventually it was our turn, and derek drove through, while anna stood above. then we all hopped back in and sped off.
finally. moro rock. our legs were a little jelly-ish from the big baldy hike the day before. (i carried hazel quite a bit on my shoulders). there are 350 stairs, carved out of the rock, wrapping around and switching back and forth to the top.
finally, we reached the top, which was a long, narrow ridge, along the top of the rock. there was a railing on both sides, but it was still nerve racking. i positioned the lidkids, took some pics and then ushered them down before they got any funny ideas about running around.
and that’s pretty much it. our adventures in sequoia and kings canyon were mostly over. we debated going back to see general sherman with no fog, but it was hard to make it work after a day of derek driving the other direction for a day of internet for his job. so, off we went to fresno to regroup and prep for yosemite….