As this year is well on its way and summer camping reservation being made, I am throwing out this invitation to "save the date" for this years 4th of July rally for those of you interested in joining us in the southern Sequoia's Base camp will be the same as last year, in Camp 2, which is about 45 minutes north of Kernville, CA and 3 miles north of Johnsondale, CA on Forest Route 22S82. It's a dispersed campground, so no facilities & no water (aside from the creek). In Johnsondale, there is a small convenience store with ice and goodies and they allowed us to fill up water jugs but there is no dump station there. About 9 miles up the road is the nearest developed campground with pit toilets and water but again, no dump station. These are the GPS coordinates for Camp 2: 36.0000, -118.548250. The proposed dates are looking to be between Thursday Jun 29 through Tuesday July 4. Things to do: There are lots of hiking and mountain biking trails around, couple rock slides, couple waterfalls, and a few creeks with trout. The famous "Trail of 100 Giants" is about a 10 mile drive (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sequoia/recarea/?recid=79825). Needles Lookout Tower Trail is another 15 miles from there (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3791360). With all this rain, I'm sure the creeks and waterfalls will be flowing nicely. Here are some links from last year: Dome Rock, Natural Rock Slide, Needles Lookout, Peppermint Creek Falls, President George H.W. Bush Tree, Trail of 100 Giants. Other information on the area can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/sequoia/home. Here's last years thread to the 2016 SoCal Sequoia National Park Rally.