Kings Canyon National Park, California

Kings Canyon National Park is located near Fresno, California. It was established as a National Park in 1940 on March 4th in part do to the fact that Harold Ickes, who was Secretary of the Interior at the time, hired photographer Ansel Adams to photograph the park. There are a couple section of the park. One section is the biggest natural collection of giant sequoias on the planet. This section is only about 10 of the area of the entire park. The other section of the park is made up of glacial canyons and forks of the Kings River and San Joaquin River. Camping and hiking are popular activities for vistors. The campgrounds in the park vary in elevation from around 2,000 feet to around 7,500 feet. The park is opened year round but July and August are the most popular times to visit and experience high volumes of people.

Kings Canyon National Park Info


Kings Canyon National Park

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2020 Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect June 4, 2020

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. June 3, 2020– Fire restrictions are being implemented in the lower-elevation areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to reduce the risk of wildfire in order to protect people, public lands, resources, and facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Will Begin a Phased Increase of Recreational Access on June 4, 2020

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are increasing recreational access to include roads, trails, restrooms, and picnic areas. The parks have been closed to visitors since March 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Initiating Second Phase of Increased Recreational Access

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are increasing recreational access to include three campgrounds and limited concession services following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.

Kings Canyon National Park Photos

Heald 019

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Heald 019

Description: Three people sitting next to Mist Falls in Kings Canyon National Park; undated but circa 1950s.

Photographer: Weldon Heald
Donor: Weldon Heald
Original: B&W print in holdings of Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Credit: Weldon Heald Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Image ID (file name): Heald 019

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Goldberg 218

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Goldberg 218

Kings Canyon backpack. Slide mount dated June, 1976. Jack Goldberg wearing backpack.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Alice Goldberg
Original: 35 mm slide returned to Alice Goldberg after scanning.
Credit: Alice Goldberg Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Goldberg 218

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

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Goldberg 216

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Goldberg 216

Kings Canyon backpack. Slide mount dated June, 1976. Alice Goldberg followed by unidentified backpacker.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Alice Goldberg
Original: 35 mm slide returned to Alice Goldberg after scanning.
Credit: Alice Goldberg Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Goldberg 216

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Goldberg 215

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Goldberg 215

Kings Canyon backpack. Slide mount dated June, 1976. Group crossing log over stream.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Alice Goldberg
Original: 35 mm slide returned to Alice Goldberg after scanning.
Credit: Alice Goldberg Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Goldberg 215

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Goldberg 219

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Goldberg 219

Kings Canyon backpack. Slide mount dated June, 1976. Jack Goldberg backpacking.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Alice Goldberg
Original: 35 mm slide returned to Alice Goldberg after scanning.
Credit: Alice Goldberg Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Goldberg 219

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Goldberg 217

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Goldberg 217

Kings Canyon backpack. Slide mount dated June, 1976. Backpacking group taking a break.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Alice Goldberg
Original: 35 mm slide returned to Alice Goldberg after scanning.
Credit: Alice Goldberg Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Goldberg 217

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Goldberg 220

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Goldberg 220

Kings Canyon backpack. Slide mount dated June, 1976. Unidentified hikers on rocks by swimming hole.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Alice Goldberg
Original: 35 mm slide returned to Alice Goldberg after scanning.
Credit: Alice Goldberg Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Goldberg 220

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Solo

East Wind posted a photo:

Solo

Self-Portrait
Iconic Bishop Pass Trail (11,972 ft asl)
Backpacking Trip to Dusy Basin, Kings Canyon National Park

Pinchot Pass Panorama - John Muir Trail

Bruce Lemons posted a photo:

Pinchot Pass Panorama - John Muir Trail

Panorama from Pinchot Pass overlooking, from left to right, Mount Cedric Wright,Mt Wynne, Crater Mountain, Lake Marjorie, and Mt Pinchot. California, Sierra Nevada mountains, Kings Canyon National Park. John Muir Trail Mile 162.

(All images copyrighted. Copying or otherwise using my photos in any way is not OK w/out my explicitly granted permission. See my Profile for queries regarding any other usage.)

IMG_7956 The Sphinx, Kings Canyon National Park

ThorsHammer94539 posted a photo:

IMG_7956 The Sphinx, Kings Canyon National Park

Anon 042.jpg

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Anon 042.jpg

Description: Male participants and packers from 1906 High Trip to Kings River.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Unknown
Original: 35 mm slide made by Muir Dawson for 1986 Angeles Chapter Diamond Jubilee Program; slide retained in Angeles Chapter Archives. (This is probably a photo from the Sierra Club Bulletin of 1906 or 1907.—RBC)
Image ID (file name): Anon 042

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

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View from Moro Rock - Kings Canyon Nationalpark, California - Panorama

André-DD posted a photo:

View from Moro Rock - Kings Canyon Nationalpark, California - Panorama

[CALIFORNIA-B-0030] Kings River - Paradise Valley

waterarchives posted a photo:

[CALIFORNIA-B-0030] Kings River - Paradise Valley

Image Title: Kings River - Paradise Valley

Date: c.1920

Place: South Fork Kings River, Paradise Valley, Kings Canyon National Park, California

Description/Caption: Paradise Valley, Kings River Canyon, Cal.

Medium: Real Photo Postcard (RPPC)

Photographer/Maker: Unknown

Cite as: CA-B-0030, WaterArchives.org

Restrictions: There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. While the digital image is freely available, it is requested that www.waterarchives.org be credited as its source. For higher quality reproductions of the original physical version contact www.waterarchives.org, restrictions may apply.

Sanborn 013

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Sanborn 013

Description: Charlotte Sanborn beside South Fork of Kings River near Cedar Grove, July 15, 1957 (during honeymoon).

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Frank Sanborn
Original: Unknown medium; digital scan provided by Sierra Peaks Historian Dan Richter
Credit: Frank Sanborn Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archive
Image ID (file name): Sanborn 013

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Sanborn 122

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Sanborn 122

Description: Collection of six black and white images scanned from black and white prints, captioned as follows:

168. Sphinx Lakes: Miles Brubacher, Peggy Sullivan, Martin Modesti at Sphinx Lake camp. July 17, 1954.
169. Sphinx Lakes: Frank Sanborn at Lower Sphinx Lake. July 18, 1954.
170. Sphinx Lakes: Marge Gall at Big Sphinx Lake. Cross Mountain in background. July 18, 1954.
171. Sphinx Lakes: Reuben Schreiner and Marge Gall at Sphinx Lake with Sphinx Crest in background. July 18, 1954.
172. Mount Mallory: Barbara Lilley atop peak and looking west. August 1, 1954.
173. Sierra Club group climbing Sawtooth Peak above Mineral King. August 7, 1954.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Frank Sanborn
Original: Black and white prints; digital scan provided by Sierra Peaks Historian Dan Richter
Credit: Frank Sanborn Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archive
Image ID (file name): Sanborn 122

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.

Anon 069.jpg

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Anon 069.jpg

Description: Women hikers on High Trip to Kings Canyon, 1906.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Muir Dawson
Original: (Probably reproduced from an old Sierra Club Bulletin) Image above scanned from 35 mm slide made by Muir Dawson for 1986 Angeles Chapter Diamond Jubilee Program. Slide retained in Angeles Chapter Archives.
Credit: Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Anon 069

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

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Viola nuttallii Pursh Violaceae-Nuttalls Violet 9

SierraSunrise posted a photo:

Viola nuttallii Pursh Violaceae-Nuttalls Violet 9

Sierra Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis taylori (Camp, 1916) 4

SierraSunrise posted a photo:

Sierra Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis taylori (Camp, 1916) 4

Unidentified small tubular white flower 2

SierraSunrise posted a photo:

Unidentified small tubular white flower 2

Sierra Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis taylori (Camp, 1916) 8

SierraSunrise posted a photo:

Sierra Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis taylori (Camp, 1916) 8