As the afternoon came to a close, clouds began to gather over the Sierra Nevada, colored and shadowed by the setting sun.
Like John Muir, we had discovered that Kings Canyon is just as spectacular as its better known cousin to the north, Yosemite.
Finally, on the last full day of our trip, the sun came out, flowers bloomed, waterfalls and rivers ran, and we had a grand time down in the Kings River Canyon.
8 May 2014
The weather still wasn't good on Thursday when we moved from Sequoia to Kings Canyon and hiked amount the big trees in the Grant Grove.
7 May 2014
The weather remained overcast the next day when we hiked around Crescent Meadow and up Moro Rock.
6 May 2014
It snowed the day after our arrival in Sequoia when we hiked trails near the General Sherman Tree.
5 May 2014
The candle on our table in the Peaks Restaurant in the Wuksachi Lodge belied the fact that a storm had been predicted to drop snow overnight in Sequoia National Park would force us to change our plans for outdoor activities in the park tomorrow.