Take Us Along Winner

Rod West

Rod West of Liberty, Ind., is this week's Take Us Along winner. He took Indiana Auto & RV along on a trip to Kings Canyon National Park in California. West is shown, when he was caught by his five daughters, sitting on this large trunk reading a copy of the magazine. His daughters are, from left, Julia, Alyssa, Samantha, Nora and Vanessa.

The photo was taken at the trailhead for the big stump basin. Many huge stumps from Giant Sequoia trees line the trail, the result of logging in the late 1800s. The entire area is now part of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Kings Canyon National Park was established in 1940. It covers some 461,901 acres. It is north of Sequoia National Park and features two sections - one preserves several groves of Giant Sequoias and the other is the canyon area. Almost 567,000 people visit the park each year. Thanks for taking us along!