Sequoia National Park, California

This landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation 1,370 to 14,494 feet .

Sequoia National Park Info


Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia NP Wildfires Create Beneficial Landscape-scale Treatments

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. November 28, 2018 – Burning since October 4th in the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park, the 1,777 acre lightning-caused Eden Fire is now 90% contained. The onset of winter-like weather and a combination of visual and infrared flights this week have shown the fire’s growth to be very limited.

Two Fires Grow in Remote Area of Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. November 21, 2018 – Started by lightning on October 4th and burning in the John Krebs Wilderness, the Eden Fire area is now 1,430 acres with 5% containment. An infrared flight took place Tuesday night and allowed more accurate mapping as the area was shrouded in smoke the past few days. Due to its location, there are currently no threats to life, property, or other assets.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Request of Proposals for Land Exchanges in Wilsonia Historic District

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November 15, 2018 – The National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties in Wilsonia Historic District within Kings Canyon National Park, for privately owned, unimproved properties within the boundaries of the Parks.

Update on Eden Fire in Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. November 14, 2018 – The Eden Fire continues to grow and is now 343 acres as mapped via the parks’ helicopter. Fire has slowed its progress in the Eden Creek drainage on the western edge of the fire. Fire however has established itself on the east side of the eastern branch of Eden Creek drainage. One spot fire was observed on the east flank approximately 200 feet off the main fire and burning actively. Fire does not appear to be moving up-slope (south) towards Homers Nose.

Sequoia National Park Photos

Bighorn Plateau Approach - John Muir Trail

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Bighorn Plateau Approach - John Muir Trail

Looking SE to Bighorn Plateau. California, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sequoia National Park, Bighorn Plateau. John Muir Trail Mile 196.

The Giant and the newborn

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The Giant and the newborn

Small tree growing next to a giant sequoia tree, most probably more than a thousand years old.

Rising above the clouds

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Rising above the clouds

A couple of giant sequoia trees dominating the forest

The king of the forest

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The king of the forest

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Full circle on top of California

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Full circle on top of California

Mount Whitney morning 360 degree panorama view.

The earth isn't flat

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The earth isn't flat

But is it a sphere or a bowl?

Fisheye view of pre-dawn light growing above Nevada, seen from the summit of Mount Whitney. The tiny lights in the valley is Lone Pine along Hwy 395. To the right, the reflections are man made salt ponds of some sort.

Tibetan prayer flags on Mount Whitney summit shelter

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Tibetan prayer flags on Mount Whitney summit shelter

Morning light on top of the Sierra Nevada

Owens Valley Geology - explored 12-17-2018

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Owens Valley Geology - explored 12-17-2018

View from Mount Whitney summit at the Alabma Hills deep in the valley. Light smoke fills the valley above Lone Pine. The dark ridge behind it all are the Inyo Mountains.

Countless western movies were filmed in the rugged hills below.

Red Kaweah

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Red Kaweah

Red Kaweah catches the first rays of sun that glance past the large Mount Whitney shadow cone. Early morning of August 23, 2018 seen from next to the summit shelter on top of Whitney

From the North Fork to Nevada

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From the North Fork to Nevada

View east from Mount Whitney. North Fork Lone Pine Creek deep in the valley below, then the road from Whitney Portal through the Alabama Hills to Lone Pine. Behind that the Inyos, Panamints and whatever else stacks up behind it into Nevada.

Cold in August

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Cold in August

Black and White edit of this summit morning image, emphasizing the way it felt. Even though the sun was out, there was ice inside and outside the tent and 23F on my little thermometer in the tent.14,500 feet, the highest tent in the lower 48 states that morning.

California in August - Explored 12-04-2018

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California in August - Explored 12-04-2018

Cold morning at 14,500 feet elevation on Mt. Whitney. Getting some warm coffee in the tent after multiple cold photo rounds at night and at another extended shoot around sunrise.

Amazing how roomy a 1 person tent can appear when seen through a 16mm fisheye lens. My leg was maybe 10 inches from the camera and the jetboil is less than 3 feet away.

Here comes the sun

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Here comes the sun

Morning ritual on the summit of Mount Whitney, highest peak in the lower 48 states. The view goes well past Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park (distant ridge image center).

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General Sherman - Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, CA

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General Sherman - Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, CA

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Sequoias at Giant Forest - Sequoia National Park, CA

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Sequoias at Giant Forest - Sequoia National Park, CA

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General Sherman - Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, CA

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General Sherman - Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, CA

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Giant sequoia bark is thick, to ward off fire and insects.

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View of the Generals Highway from Moro Rock