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richarddd
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« on: October 01, 2013, 06:42:31 PM »
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We are scheduled to fly to Fresno early Tuesday afternoon and leave first thing Saturday.  Our national park plans are likely gone due to the government shutdown.  Where should we go instead?  We'll have a car.
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 07:51:53 PM »
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I'm at a bit of a loss on this one.  There are some alternatives, although they all involve about a day's travel each way from Fresno and back.

Since you're going to be here during fall color season, my first thought is to drive to the Owens Valley (eastern Sierra) and stay in Bishop, Mammoth or Lone Pine (in my order of preference).  From Bishop in particular you can access, by road, areas like the June Lake loop, Rock Creek, Lundy Canyon, and (possibly) highway 168 up to South Lake, Lake Sabrina and North Lake.

I am sure others will mention other fall color locations in this area.

This website has good fall color info and may spark other ideas:

http://www.californiafallcolor.com

Paul
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 07:45:35 AM »
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You could try the Nelder Grove that has access outside the park. http://www.yosemitehikes.com/not-yosemite/nelder-grove/nelder-grove.htm

Looks like my wife will be on a long vacation.  This shutdown really kills small communities near our national parks.  I wonder if some of our Republicans are suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 11:07:20 AM »
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Check if the state parks might interest you --

http://www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex/

If you're looking for Sequoias there's Calaveras Big Trees SP.


It's difficult to be helpful without knowing your interests -- I'd probably go to the Eastern Sierra and hike the mountains, or the Big Sur coast  ;-)
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