Latest Kings Canyon National Park Stories

2008-07-03 00:00:12

By Marek Warszawski, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 2--Topographic maps lie open on the dining-room table, keeping company with scribbled menus and half-finished itineraries. Sleeping bag and tent air out in the spare bedroom. Favorite hiking boots await a fresh coat of Nikwax and new pair of laces. Yes, it's that time of year. Another backpacking trip is just around the bend. Two this month, actually, and I can hardly wait to hit the trail. First, a three-day exploration of the Mineral...

2006-01-18 13:02:15

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Spiders, centipedes and scorpion-like critters are among the 27 new animal species that biologists have discovered in the dark, damp caves of two Central California national parks, officials announced Tuesday. The finds were made during a three-year study of 30 caves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. Many of the creatures live only in caves - and some only in one particular cave of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, according to the study, conducted by...

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Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

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