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Re: Things to See East of Fresno

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Things to See East of Fresno
July 31, 2017 12:43PM
Hi Everyone,
I just found out I will be spending a month and a half in Fresno for work. Work days will end around 3 or 4. I don't want to spend the rest of the day sitting in my hotel room in Fresno (no offense to those who live in Fresno smiling smiley ). I'm interested in short hikes or drives in the Sierra east of there, and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Not looking for anything crazy, but just a chance to get away from the heat and get into the fresh mountain air for a few hours.
Thanks!
avatar Re: Things to See East of Fresno
July 31, 2017 01:14PM
Get a map of Kings Canyon NP and have a go at the Grant Grove area. There are many trails and things to see. It's a bit over an hour drive each way but you should be able to get an hour or two of hiking if you don't mind driving back after sunset.

Alternate idea: Fresno has a Costco.



Old Dude
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
July 31, 2017 01:38PM
LOL I go to that Costco all the time for post-hike noms!
avatar Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 04, 2017 12:08AM
I've frequently stopped at the Merced Costco to and from Yosemite to fill up my car with gas.



Leave No Trace
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
July 31, 2017 01:19PM
30 minutes to Table Mountain Casino. Air conditioned & free coin disposal machines.
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
July 31, 2017 01:30PM
in terms of bang-for-the-buck day hike, it's hard to beat Mitchell Peak in Sequoia. drive time-wise, probably the same as Cedar Grove. it's 6 miles round trip, with 2,000' gain and loss, so it's more like a moderately strenuous morning or afternoon, not an easy stroll in nature. maybe more than you have in mind.
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
July 31, 2017 02:06PM
Thanks for the info, great ideas. I'm not too keen on donating my hard earned money to the local casino (a 2-year job in Reno cured me of that). I'll definitely look towards King's Canyon area.
I have a 5-day trip in Yosemite planned over Labor Day, so some strenuous hikes will be good prep.
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 01, 2017 12:10PM
We have a list of hikes on our website. Absolutely Mitchell Peak. Big Baldy, Grant Grove, Nono Rock ..Twing Lakes out of Lodgepole....lots if good ones!



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avatar Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 01, 2017 03:34PM
Twin Lakes might be a little long for after work, but Tokopah Falls is a great short hike.
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 01, 2017 12:56PM
Thanks! I didn't even think to check your site.
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 02, 2017 05:07AM
Perhaps hike around Mariposa grove in Yosemite?
Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 04, 2017 12:34PM
A couple weeks ago I did a nice backpacking trip east of Fresno from Courtwright Reservior- Maxson Trailhead. Beautiful country in the John Muir Wilderness right up highway 168 directly out of Fresno.
. I highly recommend it.
More details can be found here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lschaaf55/albums/72157684510190184/with/36033766482/

Re: Things to See East of Fresno
August 04, 2017 12:42PM
Duplicate post, sorry



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