October Camping Trip

An eight-hour round trip drive resulted in an exhaustive weekend in Sequoia National Forest Oct. 14-15. WORTH IT. Southern California doesn’t exactly have Fall colors, but that doesn’t mean all of California doesn’t! The drive up to Breckenridge Campground was absolutely beautiful, with terrains including the desert with Joshua trees, farmland, wild flowers, and finally pine and oak trees changing colors with red and orange leaves blowing in the wind. As soon as I stepped out of the car, I was greeted with this view:

I found my friend’s empty campsite and immediately headed towards the forest with my camera and dog in tow.

Kaipo had the time of his life…marking everything.



While wandering, I found my friends coming back from the lookout tower. We ended up spending the evening napping, roasting marshmallows, and stargazing.

Our campsite. We were the only people in the campground until Saturday night, when a few families trickled in.

Before we left on Sunday, I drove to the lookout and saw a brushfire burning in the deep mountains.

During fire season, some fires are left alone to just “burn out.” This encourages growth for spring and is part of the circle of life.

The trip was quick but beautiful and filled me with peace. Nature calms the heart and gives hope to the tired soul. ~


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