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In search of giant sequoias
April 26, 2017 09:57AM
Thinking about stopping by Nelder Grove on the way to Yosemite from San Fran as a way to quench the thirst for seeing some giant sequoias since Mariposa grove is closed. Should we make the 2 hour detour or no?
avatar Re: In search of giant sequoias
April 26, 2017 10:08AM
Prolly gonna be a LOT longer than 2 hours...

Why wouldn't you just go to Tuolumne Grove? Or Merced Grove?
It's more on your way....



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: In search of giant sequoias
April 26, 2017 10:31AM
Heard good things about nelder grove, but also not above going elsewhere.
avatar Re: In search of giant sequoias
April 26, 2017 11:02AM
I'd highly recommend calling Sierra National Forest in Oakhurst and asking
conditions of the road to the Grove if you end up deciding to go there.

I found this on the forum here:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,26147,26236#msg-26236

I don't know if they plow Sky Ranch or not... only that they grade it as some point...
and the road to the grove is off Sky Ranch...

Anywho... that's all I know.

Well... that and if you been following... I absolutely LOVE Sequoias...

(you know you can see a number in Yosemite Valley... not GIANT ... but ...
still... they are Sequoias ... right? )



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: In search of giant sequoias
April 26, 2017 11:46AM
Quote
chick-on
I'd highly recommend calling Sierra National Forest in Oakhurst and asking
conditions of the road to the Grove if you end up deciding to go there.

I found this on the forum here:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,26147,26236#msg-26236

I don't know if they plow Sky Ranch or not... only that they grade it as some point...
and the road to the grove is off Sky Ranch...

Anywho... that's all I know.

Well... that and if you been following... I absolutely LOVE Sequoias...

(you know you can see a number in Yosemite Valley... not GIANT ... but ...
still... they are Sequoias ... right? )


According to Google Maps, it's either about a six or eight mile drive (about 30 minutes by either route) from Hwy 41.

And in regards to the post about Nelder Grove you posted the link to, IIRC, that user always had a history of negativity, pooh-poohing a lot things and a lot of places. I would take her opinion about the Nelder Grove with a few grains of salt.



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avatar Re: In search of giant sequoias
April 26, 2017 11:51AM
Here's more information on the Nelder Grove:

http://www.neldergrove.org/aboutthegrove/



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