Our last site to see in the Vegas area was Hoover Dam. It seemed we climbed and climbed (in a car) up the mountain until we got to the over look where you could see the dam. It was interesting but I wouldn’t make it a primary destination.
After Las Vegas, Charlie and I headed west toward Death Valley National Park in California.
The plan was to see Death Valley in the morning and Sequoia National Park in the afternoon.
I don’t know if anyone could do all that driving but we couldn’t.
Death Valley is a diverse area known for its mountains and borax deposits.
It took us 5
boring long but interesting hours to drive through Death Valley. I don’t recommend it.
After staying the night at a very pleasant AirBnb in a peach and plum fruit grove we headed to Sequoia National Park not to be confused with Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument. They are all approximately in the same area but the target destination is Sequoia National Park where the very large trees are located.
The drive to the park is a dizzying. As we climbed to almost 8000 feet I was rewarded with a bad headache and extreme nausea that only subsided an hour and a half later when the car stopped. Going back down the mountain was even worse.
The trees, however, were quite spectacular. Glad I saw it, can’t recommend it.
Have you done something spectacular that you wouldn’t recommend?