The State of California released the new numbers for the regional snow pack and we are seeing 162% of the April 1 average and 163% of the normal to date.

The weather in the Sierra Nevada is very dynamic this time of year, so please plan for all conditions. This morning it's sunny but more snow is forecast for tomorrow. #snow #WinterWeatherInSpring

Photo by Volunteer Ranger S. Reinhardt
What do our fans like? Here are a few fan favorites from 2014. Your images could be next! Submit them to the 2017 photo contest today! Visit: [ Go.usa.gov Link ] for contest rules.
Can't wait for spring to arrive? Here are some photos to inspire you! Please share your most inspiring spring-time photos that you've taken in the parks. (Photos credit: S. Lindquist)
With so many to choose from we know its hard to select which images to submit to our 2017 photo contest!

NOTE: We've seen a lot of pictures posted on our page recently that do not have the text required for entering the contest. If you had intended to enter, but did not include the required text, please re-post the photo using the appropriate text. If you just update the old post, we will...
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The snow on our peaks and the #water flowing through our canyons travel to California's valleys below. This water creates habit for animals and irrigation for crops in the breadbasket of America.

Celebrate World Water Day by taking a moment to think how you conserve and protect this vital resource and asset. #WorldWaterDay

(Photo by Volunteer Hal Gamble)
Owl you going to tell me why you haven't submitted your photos to our 2017 Facebook photo contest? Contest ends Monday, March 27th!

Please be sure to thoroughly review the contest rules for submitting photos. Submissions that do not follow guidelines will not be considered and you will not be notified. If we haven't "liked" your photo within a couple of days, it is likely that it was...
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Caption this video! Whether in the classroom or in the park, education park rangers have a lot of fun sharing with students about the many wonders of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, including this one that many of you know and love!

To learn more about education programs offered, check out [ Nps.gov Link ].

#FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
At Sequoia and Kings Canyon, dark skies are a resource to be preserved. Show us how much you cherish our night skies or other wonders by submitting your images to our 2017 Facebook photo contest! Visit [ Go.usa.gov Link ] for contest rules!
ATTENTION: Facebook photo contest entrants! Please be sure to thoroughly review the contest rules for submitting photos. Submissions that do not follow guidelines will not be considered and you will not be notified. If we haven't "liked" your photo within a couple of days, it is likely that it was incorrectly submitted.

Please be sure to post the pictures directly to our wall and not as...
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Facebook Photo Contest - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

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97% of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are designated Wilderness. That's a lot to celebrate! Submit your wilderness images to our 2017 Facebook photo contest today! Please be sure to post the pictures directly to our wall and not as comments on our post so we don't miss them! For more contest rules visit: [ Go.usa.gov Link ].
Need inspiration to submit your photos to the 2017 Facebook photo contest? How about these spectacular Sequoia shots from the 2013 contest. Be sure to post entries directly to our wall rather than as comments on our posts so they don't get missed. Visit: [ Go.usa.gov Link ] for more contest rules!
Happy Pi Day! It’s widely known that our giant sequoias are the largest living things on the planet by volume.

It’s thanks to the magic of math and π (Pi) that we are able to figure out how big they are without needing to cut them down or do any invasive measurements.

The challenge is that the trees are asymmetrical cones with each tree having a different profile. So while they are...
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Calling all Photographers! Announcing the 2017 Facebook Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The contest will end March 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For information on how to submit your photos visit: [ Go.usa.gov Link ].

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Snow is melting in the mid Sierra (today it's 60 degrees at 6,500 feet!). This snow melt is not only providing the Big Trees with a much needed drink, but also providing the San Joaquin Valley reservoirs, creeks, and aquifers with water as well. Hooray winter of 2016 and 2017!!
What is it about spring that you are excited for? It's right around the corner!
Be sure to say hello to our rangers today at the Visalia St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Sequoia Shuttle returns to the parks on May 25th.

#WearingGreen
Many people are absorbed by peace and quietness, while standing in the shadows cast by these towering gems. We can become absorbed in the nature among the trees. Where do you find yourself most connected with nature? (Photo credit: A. Giove)
Did you know that many of the parks' first fire lookouts were women?

Have you ever wanted to be a #FireLookout? Now a-days ours are staffed by #volunteers You can learn more about volunteering in these parks at

#InternationalWomensDay
Get ready all you photographers, the 2017 facebook photo contest will launch Monday, March 13th!

Perhaps Matt Cooper's 2013 winning photo of Fin Dome at Sunrise can provide some inspiration to delve into your files.
HOLY MOLEY! These little critters may seem a bit weird in appearance, but hey, this is a judgement free zone! These curious critters have extra thumbs, itsy bitsy eyes and ears, and can tolerate low oxygen environments as they dig in the dirt finding juicy worms to eat. Did you know that they contain a toxin in their saliva that paralyzes earthworms so they can enjoy it fresh later?
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Today is National Cheese Doodle Day! We rangers are unsure of the last time we have seen the elusive Cheese Doodle, but we have seen these critters. We have a variety of chipmunks in the parks that enjoy a natural snack found in the forest. Today they are likely snuggling up with one another to stay warm and dry from the winter storm. Perhaps they are thinking of the delicious seeds and...
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