Sequoia National Park Travel Log - May 5 to May 6, 2019

This trip to Sequoia National Park wasn’t that good. I was hoping to get some wildflower shots. I had seen purple lupine last year. On the drive up I saw the lupine at around 2000 feet, but it was still winter conditions near 7000 feet where the Sequoia trees are.

I hiked around the Sequoia trees to see if there was a shot, but I couldn’t find one. I did see my first black bear. I heard something behind me that was a cross between a horse whinny and deep sounding sneeze. I turned around and there a was bear walking on a log. He was very mellow and just mozying along in one direction. I decided to mozy along in the other direction.

The Kaweah River is the main river that goes through Sequoia National Park. It was raging, but I could not find a way to get to it. I found Paradise Creek in a trail guide, so the next day, I took the Paradise Creek Trail. There were patches of wildflowers, but I couldn’t find a good shot. Below is a shot of a waterfall on Paradise Creek and an intimate shot of wild oat straw.