Sequoia National Park Warnings and Dangers

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Most Recent Warnings and Dangers in Sequoia National Park

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    Bears & other wildlife

    by awayhome Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    Slow down for wildlife!

    Slow down for wildlife! We are visitors to their natural habitat so it is our responsibility to be gracious guests and slow down for wildlife.
    We did see dear, coyote, and other animals.....but the bears must have been hiding out in the woods.

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    OLD ARMY PASS

    by mtncorg Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Old Army Pass high above

    The first pass developed by the US Army is here. You can save 700 feet and maybe about one mile in using this older pass from Lake #4. Don't. The 'new' trail was made for good reason - the old trail is packed with snow for most of the summer and is subject to nasty rockfall. The trail can be very dicy up high just below the Pass. Use New Army Pass.

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    Yogi Black Bear...Grrrrrrrrr

    by Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Gentle Ben :)

    Keep your food locked up. There are lot's of cute Dorito eating Bears in the Park. Lock it or lose it! They are cute, sneaky and smart :) They are almost always harmless...they just want your food :) Making noise will likely get the boogers to move on to the next snack area.

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  • A few things to consider

    by Sequoia Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    Hwy 198 is a steep, twisting, two-lane road that can be very narrow in places as it climbs to Giant Forest from the gate at Ash Mountain. The altitude change is nearly 5000 feet, with steep curves and switchbacks. It can be slow going. If traffic starts to back up behind you, PLEASE be courteous and use one of the turnouts to let the traffic behind you pass.

    Don't pull over into dry grass on the side of the road as this could start a fire. The foothills are very dry in the summer months.

    There are a few spots along the way with non-drinkable water in case your car overheats, but if you have doubts about your car, carry extra water.

    Driving down, pay attention to your car's brakes. It's steep, and brakes can heat up quickly. Downshift. Watch your speed.

    Get carsick? You may want to pack some Dramamine or other motion-sickness medication.

    Give yourself plenty of time to make the drive, and a full tank of gas. There is NO gas for sale in Sequoia Natl. Park.

    If you intend to climb Moro Rock, use caution. You will see signs warning you to head back to your car if any of the following conditions exist:
    -Static electricity in your hair or fingertips
    -Hissing in the air
    -Thunder, rain or hail
    -Dark clouds nearby or overhead
    This isn't meant to be funny. Read them, be aware, and enjoy the climb. The view on a clear day is amazingly beautiful. I've climbed it many times without incident, but the threat of a lightning strike is real.

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    Bears, huggable and hungry

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 24, 2002

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    Bears form a real threat to objects that hide food (or anything that smells like food. Visitors to the National Park are warned with leaflets and in the visitorcentre one can see on pictures what happens if you neglect these warnings. Cars crushed by the wait of a bear that smelled something inside. By the way ... the bears must be realy hungry ... when you look at all the articles on the warninglist (attached).

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    Warning: Lightning strikes on Moro Rock

    by awayhome Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    Daddy & son on their way up to the top

    Signs are posted along the trail warning about climbing Moro rock during bad weather for fear of lightning strikes. Do as the park service warns and don't climb the rock in bad weather.

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