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I moved about 165 miles north to Tulare. It is located in a long valley about half way between Bakersfield and Fresno. It seems to be a heavy agricultural area primarily growing fruit. The trip was uneventful but the landscape changed at least 3 different times. My plan is to be here for 3 nights. This campground is close enough to Sequoia National Park that I can explore it on a day trip. I will be making a circular trip through the park tomorrow. The trip will be close to 6 hours long so I plan to pack a lunch in hopes of finding a nice picnic area. Most of the route is a winding, mountainous road that I expect to be able to only average about 30 to 40 mph. I hope to see some great views and trees. It will be a good contrast to the desert landscape that I've been in over the last month or so. Like the old saying, "variety is the spice of life".
|I passed a giant wind farm along the way. There must|
have been a thousand windmills
|The road was flat for a long way as it ran alongside the mountains|
|Had to cross the mountains to get to the next valley|
|This landscape of short green grass lasted only about 10 miles|
|This is the last downgrade.|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.