Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hume Lake

Just up the road from the Princess Campground that we stayed at in Kings Canyon was a turnoff to a winding, narrow road that took us past stunning views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains...


...and to a pretty little mountain lake with beautiful scenery all around.  It was Hume Lake and it turns out to be a well known place because of the Christian camps at one end of the lake with boats, kayaks and lots of other fun stuff to do.  What a great place for camp!  It almost makes me want to be a kid again just so I can go to that camp!


Hubby stepped into the lake and took in the scenery and peacefulness of the area...


As we drove around the lake, we crossed a bridge to a stream that feeds the lake...


Unfortunately, the pictures don't come close to showing how pretty it really is...


These big holes in the rocks were interesting.  I wonder what created them?...


That was a relaxing day.  We did a little exploration, saw some beautiful sights, and then went back to camp to kick back and read, crochet, eat, and enjoy another unique beer that we brought along.  The weather was in the 70's and just perfect for kicking back and relaxing.  Ahhhhh! 

There's still more to share from our week in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.  I hope you'll come back for another visit...and...don't forget to leave a comment while you're here.  I'd love to hear from you!  :-)

2 comments:

Cindie Kitchin said...

I'm so enjoying your pictures!

From the holes I've seen in rocks on the upper Rogue River they can be two things. One is where a small rock gets caught and 'drills' the hole from the force of the water. The other is from lava flows, we have several lava flow caves/holes on the Rogue.

Anonymous said...

The holes are for posts for timbers that supported a sawmill and railroad trestle. The trestle ran parallel to the dam and the sawmill was elevated to the level of the tracks so the milled lumber could be loaded. The mill existed from about 1908, when the dam was built, to 1924, when a fire destroyed it. Your can read more at wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hume_Lake) and other sources found through google.

My family camps thee every year at the public campground. It's an ideal place (other than the sloping campsites) with lots of recreation located nearby. A walk around the lake is 3 miles or 1 hour. Having the christian camp store nearby is nice for morning coffee, fishing gear, postal service, firewood, groceries, ice, etc. that I might need. And they have (paid) internet access but no cell service. You need to visit the Sequoia Visitor Center.

Steven in Irvine