I rode Kings Canyon National Park in Central California to the end of hwy 180 today. This is my back yard. It's much less traveled than Yosemite to the North but is equally amazing in it's own way. Like Yosemite it's a valley carved by glaciers surrounded by high towering mountains, but makes a better motorcycle destination in my opinion. Far less cars and higher quality roads make for sightseeing at speed
. Picture Yosemite with smooth roads and no cars. The best part is if you get to the park gate before it opens at 7 AM you don't have to pay
The Park is home for Giant Sequoia groves, unique in all the world. These are trees that have been around since the Roman Empire in some cases. Any Goldwing riders remember those days?
Just South is Sequoia National Park which is also amazing with good roads and stunning views. Again if you get there early or on a weekday, you will have the roads mostly to yourself. If you get up there be sure to take a few minutes and climb Moro rock-- the panoramic scenery will take your breath away.
Headed back down into the steaming hot Central Valley I tried out my new cooling vest. Full of water and worn under my airflow3 mesh gear, it kept me noticeably cooler. I will definitely use this during the summers.
View of Kings Canyon from Hume Lake Road.
The original skyscraper...
These roads were made for the GT.