Kings Canyon National Park

Annual "Trek To The Tree" At Kings Canyon National Park Coming December 14

With year's end quickly approaching, don't let it pass by without making the annual "Trek to the Tree" at Kings Canyon National Park to watch as rangers lay a wreath at the bottom of the Nation's Christmas Tree.

What Should The Wilderness Management Plan For Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks Look Like?

Wilderness travelers are weighing in on the draft Wilderness Management Plan crafted for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and the varied desires likely will prove tough for park staff to accommodate to anyone's satisfaction.
John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America By now, it's getting a bit late to be hiking the entire John Muir Trail. In fact, you should be nearing the end of your trek. But if you've wondered about taking on that long-distance walk, there's a good book you should read.

Essential Fall Guide '14: Autumn Park Tours, No. 3: The Land Of Giants

Fall is a season of transition in the National Park System, from long, hot days with crowded roads and trails, to cooler, crisper weather that beckons you to make a few more trips before winter sets in. Here is the third of four suggestions to jump on now, or to add to your to-do list.

Missing 13-Year-Old Found Safe In Kings Canyon National Park

A 13-year-old California boy who got separated from his group in the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park has been found and was to be brought out today.

UPDATED: Searches Under Way For Missing Hikers In Rocky Mountain, Kings Canyon National Parks

Searches were under way Monday afternoon for missing hikers in both Rocky Mountain and Kings Canyon national parks.

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Again Roaming Great Western Divide In Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks

It took the help of a helicopter, but Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are once again roaming the Great Western Divide that forms part of the border between Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks.

Satellite Photos Show How Dire Snow Conditions Are At Yosemite National Park, Sierra Range

How skimpy are snow levels across the Sierra Nevada this winter? The above satellite photo pretty much sums things up.

88th Annual Trek To Nation's Christmas Tree Set For December 8 At Kings Canyon National Park

For a memorable kickoff to the year-end holiday season, you might head to Kings Canyon National Park to be on hand December 8 for the 88th Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree.

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts New Concessionaire At Kings Canyon National Park

November 1 marked the first day for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts as concessionaire for hospitality services at Kings Canyon National Park.

Tracking Climate Change In Sequoia National Park: What Will Happen?

What will climate change bring to the national park landscapes, places like Everglades National Park or Kenai Fjords National Park or Sequoia National Park? That is one of the questions now being asked to help park interpreters better explain climate change to visitors.

Public Meetings This Week To Address Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks' Trout Removal Plans

Three public meetings are scheduled this week to discuss plans to restore the health of high-country aquatic ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks by removing non-native trout from them.

Traversing The Range Of Light: 24 Days On The John Muir Trail

High among the pinnacles of Mt. Whitney’s sheer western face, we hiked upward with measured breath and watched from our shifting, precarious vantage as the sun’s first light peeled back the long gown of night, revealing the contours of so many miles we’d recently walked, cragged mountain faces and clear sky aglow in lakes like mirrors, far below.

Updated: Thursday Was A Deadly Day In The National Park System

At least five people lost their lives in the National Park System this week, all on Thursday.

Tough Times At Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Park Campgrounds

The unseasonably dry winter in the High Sierra means some tough times in campgrounds this summer at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.

Fire Restrictions Coming To Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks

After the unseasonably dry winter in the Sierra, it should come as no surprise that the fire danger is high and that Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks are instituting fire restrictions inside the parks beginning today.

Backpacking Challenge Coming To Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks

Like to backpack? Then you might consider entering the 3rd annual Hike Big challenge at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks this summer.

What To Look For When Shopping For Bear Spray For Your Next National Park Adventure

Summer backpack trips and hikes are months away, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be making up gear lists in January or February. And if you're heading to a national park frequented by grizzly or black bears, you'd be wise to look into bear sprays.

Out And About The Parks: A Potpourri Of Tidbits, From A New "National Park" To Exploring The High Sierra

A look at some newsworthy tidbits from around the National Park System.

Search Suspended For Missing Backpacker In Kings Canyon National Park

After more than a week of searching on ground and from the air, the efforts to find a missing backpacker in Kings Canyon National Park in California have been suspended.

Ground Crews Pulled Off Search For Missing Backpacker In Kings Canyon National Park

Ground crews, having searched extensively for a missing backpacker in the high country of Kings Canyon National Park, have been pulled from the effort, though aerial searching will continue for the time being, according to park officials.

Search For Missing Kings Canyon National Park Backpacker Moves Into 7th Day

A search for a missing backpacker in Kings Canyon National Park moved into its seventh day Tuesday, though so far the efforts have failed to turn up any trace of the man.

Still No Luck In Search For Missing Backpacker In Kings Canyon National Park

Searchers were expected Sunday to return to the high country of Kings Canyon National Park in their hunt for a California man who failed to return from his backpacking trip on schedule last Monday.

Searchers In Kings Canyon National Park Looking For 53-Year-Old Backpacker

Snow, possibly more than a foot on the ground, is hampering efforts to find an overdue backpacker who might be in the high country of Kings Canyon National Park.

Public Will Get Opportunity in October To Comment On Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness Plan

How best to manage wilderness areas in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks will be the topic for public conversation come October, when the parks seek input on preliminary draft alternatives for their Wilderness Stewardship Plan.

Fire Ban Lifted At Rocky Mountain National Park, Fire Restrictions Added At Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks

While a ban on fires at Rocky Mountain National Park has been lifted, fire restrictions have been imposed at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks due to dry conditions.

Giving Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs A Fighting Chance In Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks

Plop…plop…splash!" Have you ever heard this sound -- a frog hopping in or out of water -- or seen a frog or tadpole? Imagine not hearing this sound in a place where you did in the past? Wouldn't that be strange?

UPDATE: Seven Mules, Two Horses Owned By National Park Service Dead After Water System Failure

Seven mules and two horses owned by the National Park Service for use in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks recently were discovered dead in their winter pasture, apparently due to the failure of a "remote watering system."

Be Bear Aware If You're Heading To Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Or Yosemite National Parks

Bears are part of the package if you travel to the High Sierra parks -- Sequoia, Kings Canyon, or Yosemite -- and you should know what to expect and how to react if you encounter one this summer.

The Best National Park Campgrounds (According To Us)

Here are the best national park campgrounds, according to the Traveler's lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, who actually spend more time in a tent than you might imagine!
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