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.
While wandering, I found my friends coming back from the lookout tower. We ended up spending the evening napping, roasting marshmallows, and stargazing.
Before we left on Sunday, I drove to the lookout and saw a brushfire burning in the deep mountains.
The trip was quick but beautiful and filled me with peace. Nature calms the heart and gives hope to the tired soul. ~