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General Sherman (85)

We left the campsite around 6:30AM and headed up the hill towards Sequoia National Park.  At the gate to the park, we met a local cyclist named Bill.

He hung back on his road bike to ride with us to Ampitheater Point. He gave us copious information about the park and the surrounding area, in addition to giving us incentive to climb faster.  He has done the climb over 100 times, and he told us that there are 24 switchbacks and 240 turns. The extra company was greatly appreciated, and there was definitely more conversation than there would have been otherwise.

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