We left very early (6:00AM) because we wanted to get high into CA in one day. And it was a long day. We drove through a lot of NOTHING. You hear so many people swoon over southern Cali, but wow, there was a lot of nothing along our route.
We finally made it to the southern tip of the Sequoia National Forest by mid/late afternoon and climbed into the mountains. We found a wide camping spot along the (paved??) forest road, nestled in some pines and called it home for the night.
While the kids were lounging, I explored and stumbled upon a left, random sign.
We enjoyed a nice relaxing night. Considering all the driving we did today, and all the driving we would be doing for the next few days, relaxing is what we needed.
A taste of what is ahead....