Mountain Air

When Your Day Job Crushes Your Soul, Revive in Nature…

Summer means sun, fun, and vacation time to most people. Not when you work for a moving company, as Greg and I have for many years. Summer in the moving business means hectic, stressful, and long days at work. I am (hopefully) retired from the moving business, but my dear sweet husband, Greg, continues to toil away, and this Summer has been particularly rough. Last Friday, after another 10+ hour day, and working through yet another lunch break, Greg posted this picture and a quick Facebook message, “I am SO…

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Kings Canyon

Our Last Night in Glorious Kings Canyon

Greg got up at 5:30 Friday morning to go on his solo hike to Canyon Overlook. He made a pot of coffee for us to share, but I was so exhausted, I stayed in bed. He kissed me good bye and I fell back to sleep and slept in until 9:30. But as tired as I was, I did not want to sleep the day away. It was our last full day and night, and I was not quite ready to leave. I reheated my coffee…

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Roaring rapids of the Kings River

Creeks, Caverns and the Glorious Kings Canyon

Thursday morning, we took our coffee over to Sheep Creek and sat on a fallen tree, listening to all the sounds of the forest and trying to take it all in.  The campground was fairly empty when we arrived on Tuesday, but each day, more and more campers showed up. We hadn’t realized it when we booked our trip six months ago that we would be camping at Sentinel during the week before Memorial Day. Perfect timing as it turned out.  We still had this…

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Canyon Viewpoint

Mist, Meadows and Wonderful Waterfalls

After a good night’s sleep, we woke up Wednesday morning ready to explore the beautiful surroundings.  Our lazy Tuesday had put us slightly off schedule, but since our schedule was pretty light, it didn’t matter too much. We took our coffee over to Kings River just a short walk from the Tiny Trailer and wandered along the bank, meditating on the breath-taking landscape all around us. We hung out for a good long time, listening to the trickling river and enjoying the diverse beauty along its route and the bright…

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the Kings River

Rushing Rivers, Cascading Creeks and Pea Soup Fog…

Our trip had been tons of fun up to this point. It was day three of our journey and we had seen flower-filled meadows, roaring rivers, a creepy cave, immense trees, sweeping panoramic views, thunderous waterfalls and sexy marmots. But it was about to go to a whole ‘nother level. We had been looking forward to driving the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway for oh, just about six months.  According to all the guidebooks, it was a breathtaking stretch of road. Driving from our campground at Hume…

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Moro Rock view

Creepy Caves and Panoramic Views

All of my fears about marauding bear  were for naught. Whew! It did not help that when we checked into the Potwisha campground the ranger told us that a bear had broken into a car recently to get a Subway sandwich left on the front seat. Obviously, that guy was asking for it but it still made me nervous that yes, bears were indeed trawling the campground for food. Our campsite was perfectly located on the bank overlooking  the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. The night…

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Tokopah Falls

Wildflowers, Waterfalls and Supermodel Marmots

Day Two… three? Technically day three but I am not going to count our overnighter in the Camping World Parking lot, so let’s consider it Day Two from now on. Ok, Day Two: we left the Tiny Trailer behind at Hume Lake and took off nice and early for our day of adventure down at Lodgepole. It was a long but magnificent ride through the towering forest and the weather was perfect. The only mishap was when Greg’s hot coffee shot out of the opening of his…

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Hume Lake Map

Wanna See a Cute Video Of Ducklings?

Technically, I guess Hume Lake was day two of our trip. We actually headed out Friday late afternoon and camped overnight at the halfway mark, the parking lot of Camping World in Newhall, CA.  The two an a half hour trip took four hours because of the Hell on Earth known as Los Angeles Rush Hour Traffic. A special torture, 47 notches up from the agony of regular LA traffic. Camping World is nice and all. It is veryn generous of them to allow RVers to…

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Greg ponders nature

Which Is Better, Yosemite or Sequoia & Kings Canyon?

If you had asked me before, I would have said “Yosemite”. Hands down, even though I had never been to Sequoia or Kings Canyon, there was no way it could compete with the majesty of Yosemite. My answer is different now. Although Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks don’t have quite as many iconic features as Yosemite, the parks have a more subtle and sublime beauty all their own. Our trip was fantastic. Even though we had to deal with a few glitches, I would say it…

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BelleLive Blog Tour

How to Make a Dream Come True…

If you are following the blog tour and just hopped over from The Red Scorpio, welcome! This post is a little different because it focuses on blogging rather than my usual topic, travel camping. Blogging is crucial to Tiny Trailer Adventures because someday we hope to make our dream come true – the dream of heading out and camping all over this beautiful country. To make this dream a reality, we must be “location independent”. That is just a fancy term for being able to earn money somehow as…

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