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Mountain Biking Clinic
"This course is geared towards people who want to learn the basics on their mountain bikes. The course consists of on- and off-the-bike instruction and riding. The morning hours of the clinic will consist of outdoor classroom lesson instruction and bike h Focus and BalancePedaling techniquesGearing/ShiftingBraking TechniquesClimbing TechniqueCornering Techniques on uphill downhill and switchbacksBike Handling DrillsTrail Repair fixing a flat and chain maintenance.Trail Etiquette and general discussion on bike “anatomy” hydration
From $90.00
 
2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco
"Immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Yosemite National Park in the winter with this 2-day tour from San Francisco. Throughout your trip your guide will teach you about the history of Yosemite and give you great advice on how to get the most out of your time in the park.""""Escape to the snow-capped mountains of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco for two full days. Take a coach tour of Yosemite Valley with your guide and enjoy various activities during your free time such as hiking and snowshoeing. Soak in views o Yosemite is said to be best in the winter months!Likely to Sell Out: Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. Reserve early to avoid disappointment"title=Highlights&1=2-day+winter+tour+of+Yosemite+National+Park+from+San+Francisco&2=Take+a+coach+tour+of+spectacular+Yosemite+Valley+and+enjoy+views+of+famous+sites+such+as+Half+Dome&3=Stay+overnight+at+the+cozy+Yosemite+Lodge+at+the+Falls&4=Choose+from+a2 days / 1 night
From $473.00
 
Sea Cave Kayaking at Channel Islands National Park
"Meet at 8:15am in Ventura Harbor to board the high-speed catamaran for the 1-hour crossing to Santa Cruz Island. As you cross the marine-rich Santa Barbara Channel the captain and crew keep a sharp lookout for wildlife including Humpback California Gray Blue Minke Finback and other whale species! It is a common occurrence for visitors to find themselves among megapods of dolphins as well. For total enjoyment
From $209.00

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Other Wildlife

Bears, mule deer and Woodchucks are just a few of the wildlife you may see in the park. For the most part arriving at dawn before other visitors is your best bet to spot wildlife as they will soon...
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Jim_Eliason
Oct 12, 2015

Tree Signs

It is really easy to get information about what you see during your visit of Sequoia National Park. Beside most hiking trails signs in tree-like shape are installed. They show lots of information...
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KaiM
Apr 04, 2011

the root of their weakness

The one weakness the great sequoia does have is its shallow root system. While this helps them in dry summer months, allowing them to gather moisture along a greater area of the surface, it does lead...
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richiecdisc
Oct 06, 2009

one hearty tree

The Sequoia is a hearty tree with such a thick bark full of tannins it can resist fire, disease and insect damage which makes for some very old trees indeed with some living over 3000 years. We saw...
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richiecdisc
Oct 06, 2009

Giant Sequoia Perspective

Giant sequoias are so big it is difficult to gage from photos and even seeing one in the distance sheds little light on their immensity due to their being next to other large trees. To get some...
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richiecdisc
Oct 06, 2009

two parks for the price of one

Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks are treated as one with regard to fees despite their both being quite large. It costs $20 for a car to enter both parks for a period of up to one week, quite...
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richiecdisc
Oct 06, 2009
 
 
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Tunnel Rock photo opportunity

The teenagers in your party, and closely monitored younger children will enjoy a photo opportunity on top of Tunnel Rock. You used to be able to drive through it. I guess they had to put that to an...
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mmyerspa
Aug 06, 2006

The importance of fire

I think many people have heard about the California wildfires and the damage they have caused. But I was surprised to learn that many fires are started by the park service in certain areas and are...
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goingsolo
Sep 14, 2004

Mighty young trees

Sequoias grow naturally only on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, at an elevation between 5,000 to 7,000 feet. While most trees die of disease, the Sequoias are practically immune from such common...
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goingsolo
Sep 14, 2004

Can You See the Face?

My friend Scott (Herzog63) noticed that there was an eye in the front sequoia in the photo featured on my intro page. Scott thought it looked like George Washington's left eye on the one dollar bill....
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zrim
Nov 15, 2003

Giant Forest Museum

The giant sequoia tree in the foreground is called the Sentinel Tree and it is perhaps the most perfectly formed sequoia in the park.Inside the museum (no charge) there is an atractive set of displays...
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zrim
Nov 14, 2003

Fire! Bring it on.

The sequoia live for thousands of years. During those centuries there have been many, many, fires. But the fully developed sequoia laugh off the destructive forces of the incendiary flames. A fully...
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zrim
Nov 14, 2003

The Drive-Through Trees

Sadly, whenever we tell people that we visited Sequoia National Park, the first thing that pops out of people's mouths is: "Did you drive through a Sequoia?" Believe me--it is not the greatest thrill...
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zrim
Nov 08, 2003

Misc. stuff

Just for fun. How to pronounce a few local words:Kaweah (Kuh-wee-uh)Visalia (VI-sail-yuh)Tulare (Tuh-larry or To-larry)Yokohl (rhymes with "local')Local residents outside the park are casual and...
Sequoia
Aug 22, 2003

Top Hotels in Sequoia National Park

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64740 Wuksachi Way, California, 93262, United States
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Mile 21 Mineral King Road, PO Box 56, 93271
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Grant Grove
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47050 Generals Highway , 93262
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Off Big Meadows Road
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4 miles (6.5 km) from the Sequoia Park entrance., Foothills area in Sequoia
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Top Things to Do in Sequoia National Park

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Moro Rock

Moro Rock is well worth the climb for its views over the park and the high Sierra's in the distance. To get there you can either take a shuttle from the Giant Forest Museum or take a 1 1/2 mile hike....
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Tunnel Log

If you are looking for the Tunnel Tree in either Sequoia, King's Canyon or even Yosemite, you are out of luck. That poor creature who had its base tunneled through for tourism was never in fact in any...
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Crystal Cave Trail

The narrow and winding Crystal Cave Road is only 7 miles long, but has over 100 turns as it twists its way through forest and foothills to the entrance of Crystal Cave. There are a multitude of...
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Sequoia National Park

Lovely park. Lodgepole is the best campground, is closest to the attractions, and there are many hiking trails right off the campground. Top things to do:1) Morro Rock, 2) General Sherman/Congress...
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King's Canyon National Park

Also on the Grant Grove Trail is the Fallen Monarch Tree which was used by early homesteaders, the Gamlin Brothers as they built their real cabin. Later, it was utilized as a hotel and saloon. The...
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Sherman Tree

The General Sherman Tree is considered the largest living tree by volume. It is neither the tallest or widest but if you combine its 275 foot height with its 102 foot ground circumference, it is a...
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Top 5 Sequoia National Park Writers

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chewy3326

"Bigness"
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richiecdisc

"I Had to Tell a Tree about a Girl: Sequoia"
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awayhome

"Sequoia National Park:California Family Adventure"
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zrim

"Sequoias reside in mountainous terrain"
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shivan

"The hidden park"
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