Odometer: 6,800 Time: 07:00 Today we head straight into the “chaos” of Los Angeles. HWY 101 leads us to Thousand Oaks where we spontaneously decide to call an old friend who lives there. He is up and on his way
Odometer 6,450 Time: 08:15 We/I struggle with the new navigation system, so we take some detours today! But, eventually we find everything we actually want to see: First we head out to the west of Bakersfield to the Carrizo Plain
Odometer: approx. 60,800 Time: 08:00 We drive almost directly (without too many stops) to Bakersfield. HWY 395 leads us slowly down in elevation to a lower level over the first 120 miles. With each mile the landscape is getting more
Odometer: 60,670 Time: 08:00 Time to leave this expensive town (even the gas is 60 Cents more expensive than in other cities here! We take HWY 395 south and then turn east towards Bodie. In 1859 William (a.k.a. Waterman) S.
Odometer: 60,455 Time: 08:00 It will be a long day, therefore we have to leave Fresno early. We take HWY 41 north to Oakhurst where we fill up with a nice Starbucks (probably the last one for the next few
Odometer: 60,250 Time: 09:00 After a visit to the Jeep Dealership we head east again, the same road as yesterday until….. we miss a turn and only realize much later that we did not come along this road yesterday. Anyway,
Odometer: 60,042 Time: 09:15 HWY 180 east gets first through orchards again and then up to over 6,400 feet (1’950 Meter) elevation where the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park is. From there we soon descend to about 3,000 feet