The hiking in King’s Canyon is superb! There are endless miles of hiking trails; some to lakes or waterfalls, some to the biggest trees on the planet, and others to fabulous view points high above the earth. One such viewpoint is the Buck Rock Lookout Post. At 8,500 feet it is a bit like being in an airplane. The post is used as a lookout for fires and the park employees sleep there. Check out these photos and click back and forth for a larger view. I was clinging to the railing to be sure!!
#1 The lookout from ground level; click for full view.
#2 Halfway up the steps
#3 At the railing of the lookout
#4 Close up, check out the bird feeder behind my pigtail.
#5 At 8,500 feet this hummingbird was inches from my camera!
#6 Back at the base with Smokey the Bear, ambassador of fire safety.