Category: Sequoia National Park

Over 400 National Parks Waive Entrance Fee for Upcoming Holiday

In honor of the kickoff of National Park Week, entrance at more than 400 parks across the nation will be free April 22. The week ends April 30 and will include events and activities, according to the National Park Service. As one of the most biodiverse states in the country, the state is among the…

As a Young Man, I Traveled the High Sierra by Mule. After 59 Years, I Tried It Again

By Doug Smith From Los Angeles Times Golden Trout Wilderness–We clambered loudly up the miserable incline, horses stumbling as their shoes slid on the ladder of rocks that took us up and away from the Kern River. “Devil’s Stairway,” Chelsea McGlyn, the wrangler on this expedition, said over her shoulder, twisting around in the saddle….

Into The Wild: California’s National Parks Brace for Record Year

Crowds of post-pandemic travelers are flocking to California’s national parks in record numbers. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, sitting on 865,964 acres of Giant Sequoia forest, is reportedly on track to break records in both visitation and search and rescues. “We’re definitely seeing an increase in visitation compared to [2019].” Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks spokesperson Sintia Kawasaki-Yee told…