Wednesday we drove into King's Canyon NP, and hiked the Big Stump trail. This has tons of giant sequoia stumps from before the area was protected. It's a little sad, but also gives you a good scale for how large they are. One of them had been cut down and "reassembled" for one of the World's Fairs, although apparently most people at the time thought it was fake. Another has been sliced up and different sections are on display in various museums. Older stumps are just from settlers harvesting timber.
We passed by several rustic campsites, and took a detour to Hume Lake, which would be a lovely place for a family to come spend a tranquil week on vacation. The drive down into the canyon was very impressive. I didn't know much about this park before we came, but it is really beautiful.
We stopped to view a couple of waterfalls, including Roaring River Falls, and walked around the meadow. What a peaceful place.