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Stories and Tips Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia Reflections

Written by callen60 on 14 Oct, 2008

Once again, John Muir bequeathed this area an entirely appropriate yet simple name. Amid these giant trees, and the remnant glacial boulders on the hillsides, it does feel like you’ve stumbled into an environment on another planet. The sequoias are so tall and wide that…Read More


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Road Trip USA 2002: Sequoia Nat'l Park, 10 Marc

Written by Gwilym Owen on 08 Sep, 2006

From Lone Pine – on to Big Sur. We approached the park along route 198, the General's Highway. It winds its way ever higher up the Kaweah River Valley to the gates of the park before continuing onwards in a series of ever more…Read More


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Touring Sequoia

Written by LA guy on 20 Sep, 2005

After visiting Sequoia, I was surprised that Sequoia doesn't enjoy a more prominent spot among the national park spotlights. We drove up from Los Angeles on a Saturday and arrived at Visalia. This was our overnight stop, and the "closest" town, 40 miles away from…Read More


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Some Major Attractions in Sequoia NP

Written by gonewriting on 13 Feb, 2001

Giant Forest Named by John Muir, the Giant Forest is the most famous attraction. In it, you can find the General Sherman Tree, which is named the largest living tree in the world. Believed to be around 2,100 years old, the Sherman Tree is over 102…Read More


Getting to Sequoia and A Bit of History on the Park

Written by gonewriting on 13 Feb, 2001

To get to Sequoia NP: from Fresno take Highway 180 East for approximately 70 miles from Visalia take Highway 198 East for approximately 45 miles from Bakersfield take Highway 65 North for approx. 59 miles to Highway 198 East for approx. 20 miles. (NOTE:…Read More


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The Magnificent Sequoia Trees

Written by gonewriting on 13 Feb, 2001

It is simply amazing to be standing right next to some of the world’s largest trees and realize that they have been here for thousands of years. And that’s just the ones you’re standing next to! If you ever want to feel like you’re…Read More


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Bears

Written by mukluk on 29 Dec, 2004

One area we decided to hike was called Round Meadow, for obvious reasons. The Sequoias grew in a circle around this meadow, which was about two acres and had a stream running through it. The trees can't grow in the meadow because of the soft…Read More


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Lodging and Camping

Written by gonewriting on 13 Feb, 2001

LODGING There are over 1,200 campsites and a number of lodges throughout Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks – but since this is about Sequoia, I will concentrate on only that park. Wuksachi Village Boasts spectacular views of Mount Sillman and Silver peak. There are 102 guest rooms…Read More


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