Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

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Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

Sierra Nevada Geotourism Project: Source for Travel Information

February 1, 2011, 7:53 am
A new resource is available to travelers to the Seierra Nevada Region. Discover what's special about the Sierra Nevada at Use interactive maps or select a region and explore the communities, activities, flavors, and uncommon beauty of this extraordinary corner of California. Submit content to tell your story and ...

Sequoia Shuttle plans changes to service

January 26, 2011, 8:14 am
The Sequoia Shuttle will operate for the first time during the winter providing bus service inside Sequoia National Park during Presidents Day weekend in February. And that's not the only change planned to the popular shuttle service this year. Plans include offering "early bird" service from Visalia to the park for ...

Sequoias vs. Redwoods: Comparing Giant Trees

April 15, 2010, 1:43 pm
Fossil remains show that ancestors of the redwood family of trees grew worldwide at least 175 million years ago. The Ice Age, however, wiped out most of them. California is lucky enough to have two types of these unusual trees.GIANT SEQUOIA The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), found in Sequoia ...

William Tweed: New person for a big job at Sequoia, Kings Canyon

February 16, 2010, 8:04 am
This past week, with minimal fanfare, the national parks of the southern Sierra received a new boss, the 17th civilian to serve as superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. The new parks superintendent, Karen Taylor-Goodrich, comes to Sequoia and Kings Canyon after a multidecade career with the National ...

Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have new superintendent

December 15, 2009, 7:37 am
Karen Taylor-Goodrich has been selected as the new superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. “Karen is a seasoned leader who has successfully managed complex and controversial issues for the National Park Service at the national and international levels for the last six years,” said National Park Service Director ...

The Sierra Nevada's tall trees, mighty mountains

November 16, 2009, 7:10 am
John Denver sang about "Almost Heaven West Virginia" and Colorado "Rocky Mountain High," but I guess he never went to Sierra Nevada in California.This summer we went on an amazing 47-mile five-day backpacking trip in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in the southern Sierra Nevada on the Rae ...

Park Service may poison trout to save frogs in Sequioa and Kings Canyon

October 27, 2009, 7:26 am
The National Park Service wants to poison trout in some high-country lakes and streams to save a native species of frog. But some outdoor and environmental groups are worried. The trout were planted years ago by wildlife agencies in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. They eat mountain yellow-legged frogs, contributing to ...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks hire acting superintendent

October 6, 2009, 9:00 am
The National Park Service Monday named Jeff Bradybaugh, a 27-year veteran of the agency, as acting superintendent of Sequoia and King Canyon national parks. Bradybaugh comes from the top post at Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument in Arizona, where he served for three and a half years. Before that, he was ...

50th anniversary: 1890s saw creation of Sequoia National Park

September 28, 2009, 8:00 am
One hundred and fifty years of newspapers contain stories large and small about the achievements, failures and foibles of the people of a region. This weekly series, part of the Times-Delta’s observance of its 150th anniversary, will show slices of Visalia and Tulare County life through the years that the newspaper has been serving the ...

Efforts to protect wildlife in Sequoia National park result in fewer run-ins with bears

September 14, 2009, 7:17 am
It was a small mistake, one that the campers would laugh about and remedy the next day with a trip to the store.Someone in the party of 40 people from Southern California had left the door to their campsite's bear-proof food locker open overnight. Two bears walked in to the site and ...

Top 10 Leaf Peeping Destinations

September 3, 2009, 11:06 am
One of our favorite parts of autumn is beautiful change in foliage. From green to different shades of orange and red and yellow, trees in some places begin to change as early as late August. If you’re interested in some leaf peeping this fall, then plan a visit to ...

Tourists at Calif. park rerouted due to pot garden

August 28, 2009, 7:17 am
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A section of this Sierra Nevada national park was closed to visitors Thursday while rangers helicoptered in to destroy a sizable marijuana growing operation just a half-mile away from a crystal-filled cave popular with tourists.Authorities said the proximity of the pot plants to such ...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks superintendent to retire

August 24, 2009, 7:25 am
After more than three decades working at more than a half-dozen national parks across the country, and the last four years at the helm of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Superintendent Craig Axtell will retire from the National Park Service in OctobHe planned to announce his retirement today. His last day of ...