Jul 14, 2016

First Camping Trip at South Fork Campground in Sequoia

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good day. It’s been a little while since the last time I posted something. I have been really busy with work and personal stuff since I got here in the US. I truly apologize for not posting often, but I promise I will try to update my blog as often as I can.

Today, I want to share with you something that I have been wanting to do since I was a kid. Camping! Yup, camping is one of the many things I have on my bucket list. When hubby told me that he wanted us to go camping with the kids for the 4th of July long weekend, I said yes right away. I was excited because I never really experience a real camping trip. I remember camping at our school when I was in grade school but that was just within our school ground, not in a real camp site.

Anyway, for this camping trip Daniel chose South Fork Campground as he knows that most of the other campgrounds are full. All the campgrounds are first-come, first-served; no reservations.

I love South Fork Campground because of the view. The location is tucked away in the far southwest corner of Sequoia National Park, about 13 miles from Highway 198, with an elevation of 3600 feet. It’s fairly isolated compared to other campgrounds. The place is a 12-site, tents-only campground. They only charge $12 per night. They provide a metal storage bear-proof locker at each campsite to protect the food from bears. The only thing I don’t like in this campground is that they don’t have drinking water, and only provides pit toilets, but that’s manageable. Also, I just want to mention that the last miles of the road to this campground is unpaved, and maybe slippery when wet.

We had a funny experience on our second night. Leilani and I was outside our tent grabbing something to drink. Leilani screamed, and said she saw a bear. I run as fast as I can because I was so scared. All I have in mind is the picture of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Revenant” being beaten by a bear. But thankfully, the thing that Leilani saw was not a bear. My hubby checked it, and it was just the shadow of the tree. 

Anyway, I truly had so much fun during the whole camping trip. Though I disconnected myself from the internet world for 3 days and 2 nights, it was totally worth it. We swim at the river, I get to try my first s'more ever (lol funny huh?), we had campfire, and we slept in a tent. I was also able to visit the largest (by volume) tree in the world, but I will make a separate post for that.

I can’t wait to do many more camping adventures with my little family. How about you? Do you like camping? Maybe you guys can share your experience with me.

Thanks for reading! 


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