Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks


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Three Rivers, CA 93271
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Anthony Theobald
Port Saint Lucie, FL
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Anthony Theobald
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Aug 25, 2011
From Wikipedia:Kings Canyon National Park consists of two sections. The small, detached General Grant Grove section preserves several groves of giant sequoias, including the General Grant Grove, with the famous General Grant Tree, and the Redwood Mountain Grove, which is the largest remaining natural grove of giant sequoias in the world (covering 3,100 acres and with 15,800 sequoia trees over one foot 1 foot in diameter at their bases). The park's Giant Sequoia forests are part of 202,430 acres of old-growth forests shared by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This section of the park is mostly mixed conifer forest, and is readily accessible via paved highways. The remainder of Kings Canyon National Park, which comprises over 90% of the total area of the park, is located to the east of General Grant Grove and forms the headwaters of the South and Middle Forks of the Kings River and the South Fork of the San Joaquin River. Both the South and Middle Forks of the Kings Rivers have extensive glacial canyons. One portion of the South Fork canyon, known as the Kings Canyon, gives the entire park its name. Kings Canyon, with a maximum depth of 8,200 feet (2,500 m), is one of the deepest canyons in the United States. The canyon was carved by glaciers out of granite. The Kings Canyon, and its developed area, Cedar Grove, is the only portion of the main part of the park that is accessible by motor vehicle. Both the Kings Canyon and its Middle Fork twin, Tehipite Valley, are deeply incised, U-shaped glacial gorges with relatively flat floors and towering granite cliffs thousands of feet high. In addition, the canyon has several cave systems, one of which is the Boyden Cave( You have to see this), which is open to the public. One of the best places to see is Grizzly Falls off the Scenic Byway and a short hike.The 75-foot waterfall is at its best in spring, when the thunderous force is so strong you can feel the reverberations in your chest.
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Anthony Theobald
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Aug 25, 2011
Sequoia: Mount Whitney At 14,494 feet, it’s the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. And it doesn’t take any mountain climbing expertise or technical climbing equipment (at least not from mid-July to early October) to tackle the 22-mile round-trip trail to the summit—just lots of stamina. Thousands of people do it each year. Information on the hike (and necessary permit) available from the U.S. Forest Service. With my handicap;I couldn't do this; but a friend has done it and raves about the trip

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