We went up to Kings Canyon NP over Memorial Day and celebrate Margarets Re-Retirement. That and buy my Golden Pass whoowho!-well its called Senoir Pass now.
(hence the party favor).
First day was pretty warm. Second day temp never got above high 30's.
Then it started SNOWING! Well- gentle dusting of flakes.
Tried to get a pic of the falling snow...Gather weather caught a lot of folks by surprise. We were pretty surprised and stoked though-running around catching snow flakes-taking pictures, I mean its almost June.
But then it actually snowed enough to dust everything white.
Within an hour it was all but gone. Pretty cool. We realized that neither of us had ever been in actuall snow fall before. Been to the snow alot. Use to tabagon, back pack in the snow, ice fish in the higher small lakes-but never been snowed on, odd that it never registered until it happened. -We sat around and relished in our First. Retireing that evening expecting the predicted warmer weather next day and do some hiking.
But next morning I open the blinds to this!
Opened the back door to take picture-few minuets started coming down again
12 year old truck and campers first snow experience too.
View out our dinnet window-good 4" of powder. By noon the roads had melted and looked like sky would hold for a bit so we beelined to get our second propane bottle filled. We had supplies for a week-but only one bottle of gas.
Bout 2 hours later after getting back and settin up camp we played in the snow..
Took turns sitting inside with heat and exploring the forest with new snow. Made our obligatory snowman. We watched him and most of the snow melt by end of day. Couple of slight snow flurries later but next morning only few pathces left. Remainder of trip was high 70's, what we were prepared for. Did get to see a lot of small streams and water falls that usually are dry in this area.
Wether BBq'n in the back yard or fortunate enough to load the camper and scoot-exercising & enjoying the freedom that is paid for dearly for us is the greatest way to say thanks. Though I give praise to Him each and every morning for another day when I raise our flag, every evening when I lower it I give a silent prayer and thanks to Those who give so much and those who gave it all. Unfortunatly I feel another 'holiday' that most folks need a set of instructions as to the reason for it.
Reading some of the other threads seems a lot of folks seen some snow over the weekend.
I was camping right next to the OP. I was at the bottom of "shoe creek" where the road is perkins mill rd, then the second right we hit the road and drove around to the top, meadow ln. It would have been nice to drive straight up to the top, but no way was I going to make it without body/camper damage. The weather was great in the mountains, it wasn't until I headed home(Hampton roads)that it got HOT.
We're so jelous. Our TC is STILL at the dealer for some warranty work. Been 5 weeks now. Adventurer approved it a while ago, but our dealer is not the most timely, nor does he keep us informed. Thank goodness Adventurer does.
Hoping to start our season SOON.
2011 Adventurer 910FBS,Torklift tie downs,Fastguns & Wobbl-stopprs
2012 Dodge 3500 DRW 6.7L CTD, 4x4, LB,CC,6 speed auto,3.73 axle, General 17" on/off road
2008 Lund 1825 Explorer Sport,115 Merc,9.9 kicker,Torklift Super Hitch,42" Supertruss
USAF ret E-9&E-7
We went out Friday around afternoon and came home Mon. Camped at Potlatch state park with 3 other friends. Good weather and fun times. Best of all the pop-up next to our site had 3 little girls, our 8 yr old had a new family all weekend.