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Old 07-09-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Elusive Sequoia watersilde.

First of all this was not my idea. I was casually reading another thread and someone mentioned some hidden water slides. It wasn't long before I was on Google and searching for coordinates to find the place. After a few hours of reading I only found a set of numbers that made sense. Most of the coordinates I had found were way to long. They had to many numbers. Being the avid Geocacher that I am, I went over to the geocaching site to look and see if there were any geocaches to assist us in finding the hidden gem. Wasn't long before we had a popcorn trail to fallow right to the TH.

Our first stop on the popcorn trail was at the Johnsondale bridge. After looking around for the Geocache we stopped at marveled at the beauty in front of us.

We walked down a bit further and got a great shot of the water below.

The other geocaches really didn't offer anything more than forest. We didn't feel it was anything special to take picture of so we just pressed on the the trail head. It's nothing more then a green locked gate without the trail number. It looks like the sign had been busted off just above the ground.
We packed some munchies and a lot of water for the trek. I knew it was only .66 of a mile but figure I better bring water because it was 103*

We walked along the fire road simply chit chatting about things going on here at home. Nothing major. I don't get out with my girl much these days due to her work so it was great to catch up. When all of a sudden she stops and grabs my arm. It hit me with surprise because I was mid sentence. When I looked up, here is what had got her attention.

We were like a couple of kids. We ran over and started high fiving and did a chest pump.......it was so much fun to feel so good.
Once we settled down, we decided to take a few pics before going in.
Here is another angle.

Below are some other pictures we thought you would enjoy.



And that is the trip we called, operation slip and slide!

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That's badass!!

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Did you bring a tube and go down or what?
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Pretty cool Serg! I think I saw a story on the news recently that they may be closing that area? Not sure if it's the same area. The story mentioned a few different water slides in the area, some more difficult than others. Apparently there's been a few deaths on the difficult ones.
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Wow great story and awesome scenery. I would love to go on one of those kind of trip some day soon.
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Did you bring a tube and go down or what?
No tube. Just sit down and your gone. The moss makes it very slippery.
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Wow great story and awesome scenery. I would love to go on one of those kind of trip some day soon.
Just say when. We would go again. It's very pretty up there. The trail 100 giants is just 10 miles from there.
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Nice. But, this is the small side. Go another 1.23 miles and see this.
35║ 59.591N
118║ 28.929W
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No tube. Just sit down and your gone. The moss makes it very slippery.
What were the gps cordinates for your waterfall? Don't need a near death waterfall like RKcrawler haha
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Nice. But, this is the small side. Go another 1.23 miles and see this.
35║ 59.591N
118║ 28.929W
We read about those. they call them the tea cup falls or something like that. Wish I had those numbers yesterday. I wouldn't be here today. I would have stayed another day.
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What were the gps cordinates for your waterfall? Don't need a near death waterfall like RKcrawler haha
As soon as my girl shows up with my jeep I will pull the numbers from my GPSr.
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I think you were at Alder Creek waterslides on FR 22S83. (36║ 2.230N / 118║ 31.031W) You threw me off when you said you walked a fire road for .66 miles.
For the earlier coordinates, teacups, you would park at the bridge and hike approx. 2 miles up the Kern River.
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Dang it. Showed the wife, now I have plans this weekend. Thanks a lot!
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Dang it. Showed the wife, now I have plans this weekend. Thanks a lot!
If you are serious I can get you coordinates tomorrow morning.
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Dang it. Showed the wife, now I have plans this weekend. Thanks a lot!
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If you are serious I can get you coordinates tomorrow morning.
Yes, we are going so if ya have the coords pls pass.
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Loction

Here are the numbers to get you to the trail head/parking as well as the water slides.

Trail Head. (parking is directly across the street)
N36*01.649 W118*30.922 Elevation (4839)

The actual water slides.
N36*02.218 W118*31.037 Elevation (4934)

Once your in Kernville punch in the numbers and it will take you straight there.

Here is a picture of the gate at the trail head.

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 780. Its and older model and doesn't show trails. What do you guys use?
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 780. Its and older model and doesn't show trails. What do you guys use?
All of the Garmins should have a place to enter coordinates, even the older ones. If the trails don't show up you might have to update the maps. You can get updates on the Garmin website.
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They want 300 bucks for 3 maps that cover North/south cal and Arizonia. Utah is another bill. I can buy a new one for less and it has them in there already.
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 780. Its and older model and doesn't show trails. What do you guys use?
We use the Nuvi 1490 I think. It came with free life time map updates.

Punch in the coords Bob. You will see if your GPS loads it or not.
The road is all paved until you get to the TH (green gate). Just walk that fire road .66 of a mile. Where you drop down is really easy to see. Trust me you wont miss it.
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We use the Nuvi 1490 I think. It came with free life time map updates.

Punch in the coords Bob. You will see if your GPS loads it or not.
The road is all paved until you get to the TH (green gate). Just walk that fire road .66 of a mile. Where you drop down is really easy to see. Trust me you wont miss it.
How far north is this!
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How far north is this!
Maybe 20 miles north of Kernville Ca.
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Those are cool but I was thinking you meant these:
35░59'37.15"N
118░29'1.52"W

These are the ones the writer mentions:

Seven Teacups - Christopher E. Brennen

And we can get the jeep off pavement.
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