Gregory T Smith

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After going back to Australia for a short trip to see the kids and grandkids, and the brief court case, now adjourned to late August, I  have had to shorten my trip to Alaska. I have a friend travelling along with me John Akers, who I spent many seasons working and skiing with in Vail.

We started at Sun City in Arizona where I had left my 5th Wheeler and truck in storage while I returned to Australia. The day I arrived in Phoenix it was 118 degrees Fahrenheit as we came back from the airport to John's house a big difference from the 30's and 40's in Australia. The next few days were still over 115 each day and after having solar fitted to the van I was busting to get away.


We finally got away Saturday morning the 20th June and made our way across Highway 10 taking 1 night to get to Los Angeles and up Highway 5 turning off at Bakersfield after staying another night there. We headed to Sequoia National Park where John's sister and her husband, Mary & Brian work as Rangers. We had two great days getting a guided tours and hikes by these two through some of the largest trees in the world and coming across some wild bears.


Campgrounds visited along the way