Travel Photo Thursday: Spring Snow in the Sierra

May 15, 2014

in Travel Photo Thursday

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Snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range should be melting, not falling.


But as I discovered last week when I walked from my room to my car the morning after arriving at Sequoia National Park, Mother Nature can be very fickle when deciding if winter should end once and for all and spring begin.

There are some advantages to an unseasonable spring snowfall at Sequoia.

The white-clad trees evoke memories of Christmastime, especially for those who live or, like me, once resided, in climes where December snows are common or at least not unusual.

The wet white stuff will prompt some of one’s fellow tourists who thought that they had traveled to “Sunny California” to flee the mountains and head for the lowlands and coast where the chances of finding sunshine would be far better.

And even those brave souls who stay in the park and take the easy walks on paved pathways around the “Big Trees” are unlikely to trod the snowier trails along with you.

Wildlife, sensing that very few folk are out and about, may tolerate your presence, and even patiently pose while you take multiple snow-showered portraits of them.

And a hot lunch in the warmth of the lodge tastes even better when baby it’s cold outside!

(Click on an image to enlarge to full-size. Visit Budget Travelers Sandbox for more of this week’s Travel Photo Thursday shots.)


Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts graciously provided Tales Told From The Road Publisher, Dick Jordan, and his wife, with complimentary meals and accommodations at Wuksachi Lodge during their visit to Sequoia National Park.

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