Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, and Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Blessed with the largest trees on earth (giant sequoias), one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon), and the highest mountain in the continental U.S. (Mt. Whitney), the greater Sequoia-Kings Canyon region offers unparalleled mountain majesty. Along with such superlatives, hundreds of miles of trail provides access to a boundless number of high mountain lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, cascading streams, deep forests, and craggy peaks. Mike Whitea€™s guide is the only comprehensive guide to this portion of John Muira€™s Range of Light.Backcountry. Issues. Since 1984, nearly 90 percent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon has been managed as wilderness. Combined with the adjacent Forest Service wildernesses, a vast stretch of the southern Sierra remains wild. After decades ofanbsp;...

Title:Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Author:Mike White
Publisher:Wilderness Press - 2012-08-07


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