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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
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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

More Off The Beaten Path in Sequoia National Park

General Sherman: a myth debunked

Apparently, I'm not the only one who questions General Sherman's actual age and claim of longevity. The park officials, eager to get to the bottom of this, have determined that there is some...
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goingsolo
Sep 05, 2004

Hug A Tree!

This is not really an off the beaten path tip, it is just a tip about really taking the time to feel the beauty and awe of being surrounded by the gorgeous, giant trees. I had never seen anything like...
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butterfly_girl
May 25, 2004

What's better than a bear? Two bears.

We were lucky enough to see this duo make their way from the parking lot at the Giant Forest Museum to the Big Trees Trail and then we watched them munch their way through the Round Meadow. We kept to...
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zrim
Nov 14, 2003

Who's bigger, the sequoia or zrim?

Not much of a contest--although this fallen sequoia is just a tadpole as compared to some of the true giants like the General Sherman tree which has a circumference of 102 feet. And if my geometry...
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zrim
Nov 12, 2003

Crescent Meadow

If you drive up the mountain to hike the Moro Rock Trail, take some time to also see Crescent Meadow. It is an uncrowded corner of the park. There are no spectacular sequoias, but this meadow was one...
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zrim
Nov 12, 2003

Black bears

Keep your eyes open, the Sierra is definitely bear country. Bears are always a thrill and mostly they will ignore you. However, it is always important to keep your wits about you when you see a bear....
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zrim
Nov 08, 2003
 
 
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Places to put the first footsteps

Sequoia, but even more King's Canyon, have an enormous backland. Only a fraction is opened with roads for the average family with cars. It must however be endlessly wonderful to backpack into the...
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Pavlik_NL
Oct 24, 2002

Pick any hiking trail

When you pick up your park information from the Ranger, pick any trail and it will povide you with an experience "off the beaten path."
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mikehanneman
Dec 14, 2007

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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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