Below is tunnel rock- the road used to go through here, it's been rerouted to the right now.
We took a little trail that went down to the banks of the Kaweah river. These holes are where the Native Americans who lived here previously would grind food.
There is a campground near here so people walk over and go swimming in the river:
We took a little trail up into the woods that we assumed didn't go anywhere, and it came to this water chute. It reminds me a bit of log chutes I've seen in Canada, but it has too many twists and turns to have been a log chute, must be for rerouting water in the rainy seasons:
Here are some more people swimming a little further upstream. Some guys were also body surfing over a small waterfall, too far from the trail to get a photo though.
Ed put this photo together as a panorama, you can see the chute, and the river down below on the right:
Here's a control for diverting the water into the chute:
Further downstream, here is a control gate:
... and that was it for the first day. Stay tuned for a hike in the beautiful Mineral King area of the park.