Welcome to  Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
 
As you can tell, Sequoia and Kings Canyon holds within it one of the most diverse landscapes in our country….
 
 
Isn’t it amazing how something like a river, that can be so calming, has behind it a force destructive enough to shape mou...
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are actually still growing as the plates below the east side of the mountains continue to move...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Along with these mountains, one of the world’s natural wonders began to evolve from a small section of land. It chose a sp...
It’s known as The Giant Sequoia Tree!
 
 
When this land was first discovered, it was taken over by loggers, and ultimately 1/3 of the original sequoias were clear-...
 
Even though only 25% of those trees were able to be milled at all, and was so brittle that it usually ended up being used ...
It was because of these depressing sights and facts that the people of California and such activists as John Muir proteste...
On September 25 th , 1890 President Benjamin Harrison established Sequoia National Park
A week later, Congress established General Grant National Park to protect the Grant Grove area of Sequoias. This area late...
Now because of the measure to protect these areas, much of the wildlife that was suppressed by the years of logging has ra...
The Black Bear
The Big Horn Sheep
The Bobcat
The Coyote
The Adult Mountain Lion
The Mountain lion family
The Raven
The Steller’s Jay
The long-tailed weasel  In Summer In Winter
The Sierra Hare In Winter In Summer
The Pine Martin In Winter In Summer
 
Take Nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints……
And as you venture out into the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, think about the words of the late John Muir….
“ Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The wind...
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  1. 1. Welcome to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  2. 3. As you can tell, Sequoia and Kings Canyon holds within it one of the most diverse landscapes in our country….
  3. 6. Isn’t it amazing how something like a river, that can be so calming, has behind it a force destructive enough to shape mountains…….
  4. 7. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are actually still growing as the plates below the east side of the mountains continue to move and collide. Along with this though, rain and winter snows combined with the steep character of the landscape create an environment that includes massive movements of sediment. The mountains are being removed by erosion almost as quickly as they grow
  5. 14. Along with these mountains, one of the world’s natural wonders began to evolve from a small section of land. It chose a specific area that was merely 15 miles wide and 260 miles long.
  6. 15. It’s known as The Giant Sequoia Tree!
  7. 18. When this land was first discovered, it was taken over by loggers, and ultimately 1/3 of the original sequoias were clear-cut…….
  8. 20. Even though only 25% of those trees were able to be milled at all, and was so brittle that it usually ended up being used as fenced posts, shingles, and pencils. Because of this detail, loggers began marketing the Sequoia as Coastal Redwood (which was much better lumber). This explains much of the confusion between to two today.
  9. 21. It was because of these depressing sights and facts that the people of California and such activists as John Muir protested and managed to catch the ear of the federal government, and ultimately resulted in the country’s 2 nd national park!
  10. 22. On September 25 th , 1890 President Benjamin Harrison established Sequoia National Park
  11. 23. A week later, Congress established General Grant National Park to protect the Grant Grove area of Sequoias. This area later became part of Kings Canyon National Park on March 4, 1940.
  12. 24. Now because of the measure to protect these areas, much of the wildlife that was suppressed by the years of logging has rapidly grown and returned to Sequoia and Kings Canyon
  13. 25. The Black Bear
  14. 26. The Big Horn Sheep
  15. 27. The Bobcat
  16. 28. The Coyote
  17. 29. The Adult Mountain Lion
  18. 30. The Mountain lion family
  19. 31. The Raven
  20. 32. The Steller’s Jay
  21. 33. The long-tailed weasel In Summer In Winter
  22. 34. The Sierra Hare In Winter In Summer
  23. 35. The Pine Martin In Winter In Summer
  24. 37. Take Nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints……
  25. 38. And as you venture out into the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, think about the words of the late John Muir….
  26. 39. “ Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves”

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