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Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National ParkKings Canyon National Park is located adjacent to and north of Sequoia National Park and is a huge park with very limited access. Set in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this is a rugged park with one paved road access from the west reaching about 8 miles into the park. The rest of the park is a backpacker’s paradise and is home of Mt. Whitney, highest peak in California at 14,494 feet.


 

The Sierra Nevadas are so rugged that no road crosses these mountains for a 150 mile stretch. The roads through the mountains north of the Parks go over passes of over 8,700 feet. It is hard to imagine the settlers of old attempting a crossing with wagons.


 

The South Fork of the King River is one beautiful element of the Park. A 2015 fire scorched thousands of acres.

 


Kings Canyon River






A John Muir quote:
“All the wide world is beautiful, and it matters not where we go. The spot we chance to be always seems the best.”


    


Henry Lowndes Jr.



Posted Friday, July 22 2016 12:33 PM
Tags : Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, Mt. Whitney,

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