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Carol  
A Spring Sunday
3/20/06, 10:37am (Last Edited: 3/20/06, 10:41am)
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Todd and I took a drive up to Sequoia National Park today. The weather was supposed to be partly cloudy, which it was in the foothills, but as we drove higher into the mountains it begain to rain then snow. We had to stop and put chains on my truck in order to get up to Giant Forest but it was worth the effort as it was beautiful up there! And we saw a coyote just a few miles before we reached the grove

Baby Blue Eyes growing near Lake Kaweah

A waterfall along the General's Hwy, Sequoia National Park

The snow started sticking at about 4,000' in elevation

Moro Rock is playing hide 'n' seek with the clouds

Fiddleneck and Popcorn Flower along the Yokohl Valley Road

A pastoral scene as reflected in a puddle on the Yokohl Valley Road

I like taking the Yokohl Valley Road home back to my house as it's nothing but beautiful rolling green hills dotted with oaks with a couple of cattle ranches scattered along the way. It's a key area for California Condors and lots of other endangered species. I've seen raptors, deer, and bobcats along with dozens of types of wildflowers along this road. There are over 40 important Native American pictograph and archaeological sites in this valley and the historic Jordan Trail ran right through here.

If you'd like to see this beautiful unspoiled place, better do it now! A developer, J.G. Boswell, is pushing to build a city here. It would house between 20-30,000 people, making it the 4th largest city in Tulare County and 10 times larger than Three Rivers. The proposed city would have to rely on limited supplies of surface water for its needs.

A few more pics here http://www.tarol.com/springsunday.html

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Larry Levy  
Re: A Spring Sunday
3/20/06, 11:30am
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Wow! Beautiful pictures!

I especially love the one where the sky is reflected in the pond.

I hope they can save that beautiful area. 30,000 people is roughly the population of Bloomington, IN, where Matt goes to school ( IU has 27k students, but the town has 30k in permanent residents)...and that's a fairly large town. I can't imagine a town of that size there.

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Re: A Spring Sunday
3/20/06, 9:18pm
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I liked the first one best of all. Saved it for my "spring flower" screen saver. Thanks Carol.

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Re: A Spring Sunday
3/25/06, 8:56pm
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Thanks, I had fun taking these pics

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Re: A Spring Sunday
3/28/06, 10:33pm
Beautiful Carol

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