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Sequoia/Kings Canyon Trip 2

Day 3 of 4

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Sunday, July 4th
Alta Peak

I got up at 6am and soon after started waking everyone up. I wanted to get started on the trail by 9am. After breakfast we drove to the Wolverton parking lot in the Giant Forest area. It was just after 9:30am when we started hiking up to Alta Peak.

After the hike we returned to camp. Gone were all our neighbors save one. Just a single tent, a single car, and a single neighbor. Perhaps they all left to go watch fireworks.

It was about 10pm when we were finally finishing up dinner, and we had a little accident. Somehow the boiling water Jennie was using to cook corn ended up in her lap. Not really knowing what to do, we applied ice and started to apply Neosporin before realizing that was making it worse. We flagged down a ranger who told us that ice and Neosporin were no-nos, and that we should start dousing the burn with cold water. The first layer of skin was already peeling while we doused cold water over the burn continuously. After what must have been at least a half

Jean and Weihaw drove her there while CJ and I cleaned up...


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