Terra Firma Adventures

HIKES

General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon NP

General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon NP

The General Grant Tree Trail is an easy 1/2 mile hike through a grove of giant Sequoias. I highly recommend paying the $1 for the self guided tour map and brochure. During the Summer and fall, you will have to fight the crowds, but if you go in the winter, it’s possible to experience these wonders of nature [...]

April 24, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, NP 1

Hiking the Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia NP

Hiking the Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia NP

This 12 mile round trip hike has it all.  Mature growth pine forests, narrow switchbacks, approximately 2,200′ of elevation gain, picture perfect alpine lakes, and breathtakingly beautiful rocky and rugged mountain vistas. If  your planning to camp obtain your overnight permit at the Lodgepole Visitor Center.  The trail head of  this hike is not far [...]

April 18, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, NP 6

Holy Jim Falls, Cleveland NF

Holy Jim Falls, Cleveland NF

This easy 2.8 mile out and back family friendly hike, is a refreshing escape from the heat and the hustle and bustle of Southern California. Directions:  From Interstate 5 , exit at El Toro Road. Head north on El Toro Road until the road forks at the juncture of Santiago Canyon and Live Oak Canyon [...]

April 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS 0