Yosemite, closer to my childhood home, drew me like a magnet throughout much of my life. But seeing this part of the world later in life, and hoofing up Alta Peak under winter conditions, created an equally strong bond. Lodgepole and its surrounding mountains and trees will always be vivid in my mind.
Meeting my wife led me to SEKI, and to her accepting my marriage proposal near a famous tree.
In 1996, I was working a seasonal maintenance position in SEKI.
Being a "seasonal," I didn't have access to a computer, but I
somehow managed to find Alta Peak and Moose Lake. What a hike!!!
Will have to go back to this area with its abundance of great objectives and ideas. Winter fun prob too...Wish I lived closer
Great area, just wish it was a bit closer to home!
I look forward to keep coming back to this area
Moving closer to this area- hope to spend alot of time around these parts!
Did some camping, hiking, scrambling, bear watching...
One of my favorite places. Hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, swimming... a few other ings. Love the place!
Checked into hiking and camping under the sequoias (which we did at Redwood Canyon after securing necessary permit at Grant's Grove).
OK, yea I've been here a few times; hiked to Tokopah Falls, camped at Merhten Meadows, hyperventilated on the way to Alta...yes, lovely place!
Lived and worked at Lodgepole for 2 summers as an interp ranger. Have hiked all of the trails in the area many times. Have gone back as a tourist and have camped there in the summer and on the snow in the winter. Love it here 4 seasons...
I think I have been to Lodgepole eight or nine times, and have spent at least a week total in the Lodgepole campground. Great place, go check it out.
Can't believe it took me 42 years to get to Sequoia and see the Big Trees! Rob took me to climb Chimney Spire and do the tourist thing looking at the giants, General Sherman and Lodgepole. So glad I have finally seen those amazing, ancient giants and opened my mind to all the historical imaginings. You can almost see a progression of thousands of years animals, native peoples, 49ers, etc. I'm sure all the people stood in awe at the base in exactly the same way. How anyone could cut one down is beyond me. Thanks again Rob, for yet another experience I'll always remember.