The SpaceThe Giant Sequoia National Monument ~ WELCOMES WINTER!
*** Winter Advice ~ If there is snow on the road you may be required to carry snow chains (buy them and don't open them ~ keep your receipt and return them). 4-wheel drive plus snow tires okay.
20* cooler than San Joaquin Valley below ~ Brilliant skies, 50* days, evenings in the 30's *Bring jacket, walking shoes (BIKE?!) flashlight, camera, MOSQUITO spray ~ Adventures Spirit ~ Come explore AND relax *This Listing (Double bed, 54 x 75") is for 1 or 2 adults ~ adult +child. **Giant Sequoias, Too**(My Other Listing) has 4 adult-size bunk beds, private bathroom. *** These 2 bedrooms share a THIN wall!
~ I enjoy meeting people from all over the World! We share the same planet, and we have the excitement and LOVE of The Giant Sequoias in our hearts: Strangers No More, as we share our hopes, dreams (and wine!) ~ My Home is very friendly and communal ~ WELCOME ~
~ I provide all the bedding and towels, and a simple Continental Breakfast for all of my Guests ~~~ My home is 40 minutes (20 miles) 'above' Springville, in Camp Nelson ~ The Giant Sequoia National Monument ~ Home to many GIANT SEQUOIA GROVES!
** Sorry, no children under 10 **
* I am NOT in Sequoia National Park, (easy 2 1/2 hour drive North East)
~~ The Giant Sequoia National Monument protects 33 GIANT SEQUOIA Groves, and pays homage to these amazing 250-foot-plus Sequoias (up to 20 feet in diameter) by sharing Them with us. Thanks and blessings ~
~ The Trail of 100 Giants (Universally Handicap Accessible) travels 1/2 mile, exploring flora and fauna among the Giant Sequoias: Self Guided trail, breath-taking views( and benches!) to sit and enjoy the forest.
~ Visitors can enjoy six major Groves: Hiking/BIKING/ picnicking by the stream, all within The Giant Sequoia National Monument.
* Pines, fragrant Cedars and the majestic Giant Sequoias ~ Camp Nelson (elev 4524 ft.) sits 'above' The San Joaquin Valley and is HOT!!! (be safe!)
*~* Hiking, biking or leisurely walking, our Area provides recreation as well as relaxation in one of the most spellbinding places on earth ~~
~ Please check the 'Maps' section for an over-view of what services are available here. Use them to add with mapping your Trip ~
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~ NOTE that there is a bit of a Grocery Store here! No FRESH Produce ~
~ Get GAS in Springville!!!
~Farmers' Market Saturday in Springville ~ 8 until 12 noon ~
~~ Good Mexican Food: El Nuevo!
~!!~ NO cell phone/texting/ Wifi at my Home: A Blessing and a Curse ~
~~ H.S. Internet (WiFi) at the local Pub (with small snack/drink purchase) Guest Access~~ "The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for." ~ Louis L'Amour ~
~~ Enjoy yourself and think good thoughts ~~ Know we are doing our best to conserve and contribute to the ease and flow by living with less and getting more out of it: Whether it's a shorter shower or fewer lights on, THANKS!
Enjoy and respect the abundance of other life that shares our land - be it plant, insect, water soil, silence or smiles!
** PLEASE, bring up the simple (VEGETARIAN, please) foods that you eat and use my kitchen ~ Limited kitchen space, so be neat and clean up after yourself~~ THANKS!
(Ice chest available, ice for purchase locally).
~ DVDs, many books, maps and info ~
~ The Family room is ours to share ~ COMMUNAL ~
*NO WIFI or cell phone reception available at my home* Interaction with GuestsYou are not renting my home, but renting a room in my home; I will interact with you as much or as little as you would like. I regularly help people with Plans for their day, as well as travel logistics.
~*~ Board Certified Massage Therapist (make an appointment before arrival and get 10% discount). The Neighborhood~ Quiet, and yet LOUD with the sounds of Nature!
~ 10 minute walk to Coy Flat creek for fishing (fishing license required).
~ Camp Nelson Tavern ~ Bar, full breakfast. Lunch served until 4. Family Night Dinner ~ Thursday night (6 until 7:30), reservation encouraged! ~ Menu available on Face Book. General Store for basic necessities.
~~ Pierpoint, coffee shop, bar, Post Office, Internet.
*** (URL HIDDEN) for Camp Nelson, Ca. weather conditions: Elev 4524 ft | 36.1°N, 118.6°W Getting Around** No, mass transit.
** No cell phone service, texting, or GPS
* Telephone 'land-line' availabl(URL HIDDEN)Tours of the GiantSequoias,contact me ~
*** For Maps, Directions and Road Conditions Questions contact USFS in Springville ~ and CHP
*** Contact me for transportation help from Porterville (closest town), LAX, Bakersfield, or Fresno airports, or Amtrak (Hanford station). Other Things to Note***You likely found me because your are interested in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. If it's Redwood GIANTS you are after, Trail of 100 Giants ~ experience this 'handicap accessible' enchanting Grove!
The Stagg Tree (5th largest and 2nd stoutest tree in the world) ~ 25 minute drive, and then an easy (tennis shoes/hiking boots) 1/2 mile hike.
The Belknap Grove is a lovely grove within 2 miles of my home, and it is the Trail Head to the Camp Nelson/Quaking Aspen Trail (MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!) which follows the river through 2 more Giant Sequoia Groves ~
*~* Camp Nelson Trail/ Quaking Aspen Trail
Tranquil path alongside the South Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River through two unspoiled sequoia groves (Wheel Meadow and McIntyre), passing a good selection of living and fallen trees. Also popular with cyclists ~
*** Length: 3.6 miles ***
Elevation change: 1,650 feet
Difficulty: Moderate; steep at the upper end
Type: One way/Loop
*** Usage: Busy on the weekends
Season: Late spring, summer, fall
~~ Trailhead: End of the road through Belknap Campground; (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), or near Quaking Aspen Campground along Hwy (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
*~* Rating (1-5): ★★★★★
~ If Rock Climbing is your 'thing', the Needles climbing area and the 'Dome Land' are unique rock formations. Contact Southern Sierra Climbers Association). You will be delighted!!!
~ The Communal kitchen and living room house my Studio. I am a handweaver, and I invite you to come look over my shoulder.
~~ Hand-wovens for purchase ~~
~ Weaving lessons available!
~~~ I am also a California. Massage Therapy Board Certified Massage Therapist.