Early morning has come to the valley and it's nice outside for now, but I know it won't last. The Sierra calls my name, "Come, its cool here, this is a good day to breathe clean air."

So, I pack up a lunch and head out up the hill to Kings Canyon National Park. My car is the only one waiting at the entry station. Quickly I affix the required sticker and head to Big Meadow and beyond, to a secret trailhead that only a select few know about.