If you're planning to #findyourpark with us this holiday weekend, consider letting the Sequoia Shuttle help you navigate the traffic! The shuttle offers free service between popular destinations in Sequoia National Park - or you can leave your car at home and ride the shuttle in ($15 round trip including entrance fees).

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If youre planning to findyourpark with us this holiday weekend consider letting
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By visiting YourPassNow.com, you can pay your entrance fees online prior to getting to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

These passes help make the lines go faster and expedite your entrance into the parks.

#ArriveReady #MemorialDay #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

Photo credit: David Dinette
By visiting YourPassNowcom you can pay your entrance fees online prior to
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Noe Arribas
Sarah Jane Robnett
In 2016, over 1.8 million people visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

This #MemorialDay weekend, plan ahead by arriving early or later in the day. The busiest times are between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

#FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
In 2016 over 18 million people visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
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Brandon Holler
Lon Marshalk
Students from Sequoia High visited Kings Canyon National Park this week to learn about fire ecology in the Sierra Nevada and giant sequoia monitoring techniques. We hope to see you all again soon!
Students from Sequoia High visited Kings Canyon National Park this week to
Benny Smith
Be water aware! Our rivers are cold, swift, and dangerous.

This weekend’s hot temperatures bring rapid snow melt and therefore more water to our rivers. A hike in the Giant Forest or Grant Grove is a far better option to beat the heat.

Thank you to our friends at the US National Weather Service Hanford California for putting together this safety video.
Renee Link Efker
Linda Pena
Vanessa Roldan
How do we know that prescribed burning is effective at reducing tree mortality?

One way is to exclude fire from some plots of land and compare them later.

This spring, along the main road in Cedar Grove, scientists filmed one of these plots. The video starts east of the plot, passes by the plot, and ends west of the plot. The areas to each side of the plot have seen prescribed fire...
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Pam Porec Aston
Illegal marijuana cultivation sites contribute to the destruction of our public lands.These cultivation sites cause major damage to the parks’ natural resources and are a serious threat to public and staff safety.

These photos demonstrate the large amounts of trash and chemicals left behind in these highly illegal sites.

Through the concerted efforts of our law enforcement rangers and...
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Illegal marijuana cultivation sites contribute to the destruction of our public landsThese
Reuben Maxwell
Jan Walker
Jeremy Mcginty
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir

At the view over the Redwood Mountain sequoia grove in Kings Canyon National Park, one sees the iconic rounded, robust silhouette of old-growth giant sequoia trees. However, visitors are often surprised to see younger sequoias within this grove as well. The transformation of the giant sequoia is like the...
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"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" John Muir
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Winona Campbell
Vanessa Roldan
You don't have to venture far into the wilderness to encounter late-season snow! Tokopah Falls, just a 1.7-mile hike from Lodgepole Campground, still has plenty!

Remember that our roaring spring rivers are swift, cold, and dangerous. Be like these visitors, and enjoy from a distance!
You dont have to venture far into the wilderness to encounter lateseason
Sara Fairchild-Ollivierre
Cristian Jimenez
Ivan Mia Mendoza
When planning your wilderness adventures in the coming months keep in mind that high in the Sierra the lakes and mountains are locked in snow - and may remain so well into summer. As of May 2nd, Bullfrog Lake in Kings Canyon (elevation 10,650) was under almost 140 inches!

Snow pack is vital to the ecosystems of these parks, as well as to residents of Southern California, but presents hazards...
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When planning your wilderness adventures in the coming months keep in mind
Cecy Ibarra
Kathy Martensen
Greg Staffelbach
Every year, fire crews come together to update old skills and learn new ones during their annual fire refresher. This includes studying weather, wildfires from last year and learning additional rescue techniques.

How have you been preparing for fire season?

#WildfireIsComing #2017FireSeason
Every year fire crews come together to update old skills and learn
Don Burba
Pamela Rhodes
School field trips are in full swing here at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! While they stare in awe at the giant sequoia trees, we look with hope at the next generation of park stewards. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
School field trips are in full swing here at Sequoia and Kings
Mark Mendenhall
Glo Lopez
Alma Navarro
This week, our seasonal interpretive rangers finished their parks orientation and training. Clearly, they are now ready to point you in the right direction.

How have you been planning for your summer trips?
#FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS101
This week our seasonal interpretive rangers finished their parks orientation and training
Laura McCormack
James Kaiser
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

Sometimes the most beautiful days aren't sunny! The Giant Forest is a place of wonder and inspiration in all weather.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”
Joshua Tree
David Kaufman
Norma Jean
A surreal sunset seen from Moro Rock is a reminder of the air quality challenges we face here in the San Joaquin Valley Air District. For more information on air quality in the parks, soon to include daily tweets, visit [ Nps.gov Link ].
A surreal sunset seen from Moro Rock is a reminder of the
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Cindy Snow
Looking for a hike? Consider the Sunset Trail in the Grant Grove area. It's a 6-mile loop through a mixed conifer forest. The highlights are Ella Falls and Viola Falls. Most of the year, these falls are not flowing very much...but this time of year (springtime) they are flowing quite a bit! Check out this video of Viola Falls, captured on April 29th. (Video credit: K. Neilson)
Sophie Meagher
Terri Pitton Dickey
Anne Moyer
This afternoon we held our first ever Facebook Live with the US National Weather Service Hanford California to talk about river safety, weather, and how to be prepared for a safe visit.

Look for more Facebook Live videos this summer!
#RiverSafety #KnowBeforeYouGo #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
Starting at 12:00 pm PDT, we'll be Facebook Live on the US National Weather Service Hanford California page talking about river safety, snow melt, and the weather forecasts.

We will be answering your questions live. Join us!!! [ Facebook.com Link ]
Starting at 1200 pm PDT well be Facebook Live on the US
Tiffany Harless
Julio Chavez
Walter Kelly
Park staff had a chilly morning training in swift water rescue operations! Rivers continue to be swift, cold, and dangerous - be very careful near moving water!
Park staff had a chilly morning training in swift water rescue operations
Laurie McFalls Nichols
Jean Amundsen
Jerry Stevens
What weighs 45 pounds and takes months to collect? Seeds! #Volunteers collect on average 45 pounds each year that we then use to propagate new #plants in our nursery for re-vegetation projects in the parks.
What weighs 45 pounds and takes months to collect Seeds Volunteers collect
Kathy Carell
David Lumley
Michael Herron