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Sequoia & Kings Cyn Nat. Parks Two neighboring National Parks in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Use #SequoiaKingsNPS for a chance to be featured! http://www.exploresequoiakingscanyon.com/registration.html
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The first lodge at General Grant National Park was located at the edge of Bradley Meadow.  In the shade to the left of the lodge is Gamlin Cabin in its second location; in the 1930s, it would be returned to its original site near the Grant Tree.  This photograph was taken by Henry E. Roberts during 1914, his first summer in the park.  #waybackwednesday
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The first lodge at general grant national park was located at the edge of bradley meadow. in the shade to the left of the lodge is gamlin cabin in its second location; in the 1930s, it would be returned to its original site near the grant tree. this photograph was taken by henry e. roberts during 1914, his first summer in the park. #waybackwednesday
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Come work for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks!
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The park is filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, park guides, custodial services, administrative assistants, and more.  The jobs range in pay from $14 to $19 an hour.
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All open job announcements and detailed position descriptions are posted online at www.usajobs.gov through the end of January 2018.  Each job announcement is posted for up to 5 business days.  Some positions have application limits ranging from 50-100 applicants.
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Apply today at www.usajobs.gov
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Come work for sequoia and kings canyon national parks! • the park is filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, park guides, custodial services, administrative assistants, and more. the jobs range in pay from $14 to $19 an hour. • all open job announcements and detailed position descriptions are posted online at www.usajobs.gov through the end of january 2018. each job announcement is posted for up to 5 business days. some positions have application limits ranging from 50-100 applicants. • • apply today at www.usajobs.gov
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UPDATE: Hiker has been found and is safe. 
ALERT: Missing Hiker
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Joseph Patrick Leap
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Height: 6’1”
Weight: 190 lbs
Age: 37
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Race: White
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INTENDED ITINERARY:
Intended to do a day hike out of Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park from Roads End Trailhead to Mist Falls and Paradise Valley, and back to Roads End on 10/29/17.
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HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?
Call park dispatch at 888-677-2746 with your name, contact information, and additional details.
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Personnel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Search and Rescue Team are currently conducting ground and aerial search operations.
26 1,181 October 2017
Update: hiker has been found and is safe. alert: missing hiker • joseph patrick leap • height: 6’1” weight: 190 lbs age: 37 hair: brown eyes: blue race: white • intended itinerary: intended to do a day hike out of cedar grove in kings canyon national park from roads end trailhead to mist falls and paradise valley, and back to roads end on 10/29/17. • have you seen him? call park dispatch at 888-677-2746 with your name, contact information, and additional details. • personnel from sequoia and kings canyon national parks search and rescue team are currently conducting ground and aerial search operations.
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Planning an #autumn #camping trip? Even on chilly nights in the mountains, it is still important to be extra-careful with your campfire! Firefighters found this improvised campfire ring near the High Sierra #Trail two weeks ago - while working to control the half-acre #wildfire that crept out after the campers departed.
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Douse your #fire with water (not dirt), stir, and repeat as necessary to ensure that it is completely cool before you walk away. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave! #SEKIfire
50 3,538 October 2017
Planning an #autumn #camping trip? even on chilly nights in the mountains, it is still important to be extra-careful with your campfire! firefighters found this improvised campfire ring near the high sierra #trail two weeks ago - while working to control the half-acre #wildfire that crept out after the campers departed. . douse your #fire with water (not dirt), stir, and repeat as necessary to ensure that it is completely cool before you walk away. if it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave! #sekifire
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Anyone else daydreaming about winter yet?  Well don't just dream about it, book a winter getaway with @seqparkscon !  Pear Lake Winter Hut registration is now OPEN!  Registration ENDS November 3rd at noon PST.  The lottery will be held on November 6th.  Link in our bio!  #winter #pearlake #seqparkscon
38 5,383 October 2017
Anyone else daydreaming about winter yet? well don't just dream about it, book a winter getaway with @seqparkscon ! pear lake winter hut registration is now open! registration ends november 3rd at noon pst. the lottery will be held on november 6th. link in our bio! #winter #pearlake #seqparkscon
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East of the Great Western Divide is the Chagoopa Plateau and Moraine Lake.  In this 1917 photograph by Walter Huber, the view west across the lake reflects the Kaweah Group.  Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol 10.  #waybackwednesday
4 2,642 October 2017
East of the great western divide is the chagoopa plateau and moraine lake. in this 1917 photograph by walter huber, the view west across the lake reflects the kaweah group. sierra club bulletin, vol 10. #waybackwednesday
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Enjoy a relaxing moment in the largest Sequoia grove on Earth, Redwood Canyon, located in Kings Canyon National Park. Look around and you will see areas of pure Sequoia trees. What natural wonder helps you unwind? #sequoiatrees #trail #FindYourPark
17 5,975 October 2017
Enjoy a relaxing moment in the largest sequoia grove on earth, redwood canyon, located in kings canyon national park. look around and you will see areas of pure sequoia trees. what natural wonder helps you unwind? #sequoiatrees #trail #findyourpark
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"autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower." -albert camus . fall is in full swing in the high sierra. evidence of the changing seasons can be seen throughout the mountains from the meadows turning colors to wildlife preparing for the cold winter months. access to the road end trailheads will be closing nov. 13th! . dollar lake along the rae lakes loop. photo by michael mueldener #findyourpark #kingscanyon #backpacking
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It's a tough hike up the Don Cecil Trail to get this view overlooking Cedar Grove, but well worth it. And this is the time of year to hike this trail, as the temperatures are a bit cooler. What is your favorite hike in the parks?  #hiking #trails #findyourpark
Photo credit: T. Pontius
42 4,611 October 2017
It's a tough hike up the don cecil trail to get this view overlooking cedar grove, but well worth it. and this is the time of year to hike this trail, as the temperatures are a bit cooler. what is your favorite hike in the parks? #hiking #trails #findyourpark photo credit: t. pontius
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After her husband's death in 1908, Viola (right) remained in the canyon, operating Kanawyers Camp until 1917.  She was reputedly capable of out fishing anyone in the mountains and probably spent as much time in the canyon as anyone of her era!  #waybackwednesday
18 2,551 October 2017
After her husband's death in 1908, viola (right) remained in the canyon, operating kanawyers camp until 1917. she was reputedly capable of out fishing anyone in the mountains and probably spent as much time in the canyon as anyone of her era! #waybackwednesday
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks could likely have been set aside solely to protect the amazing caves found in this area (certain trees that shall remain nameless always seem get the glory). At last count, 275 caves have been discovered within park boundaries including the longest cave in California!  #cave #findyourpark
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To learn more visit: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/cave.htm
24 3,854 October 2017
Sequoia and kings canyon national parks could likely have been set aside solely to protect the amazing caves found in this area (certain trees that shall remain nameless always seem get the glory). at last count, 275 caves have been discovered within park boundaries including the longest cave in california! #cave #findyourpark . to learn more visit: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/cave.htm
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Park officials have decided to postpone the Lost Grove Prescribed Burn, which was scheduled to begin on Sunday October 15.
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Instead we will complete a final segment on the Cedar East Prescribed Burn, which was begun in Cedar Grove in April 2017. Ignitions on this segment of the Cedar East Prescribed Burn are expected to begin on Tuesday, October 17, if conditions are favorable.
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The remaining segment of the Cedar East Prescribed Burn, at 192 acres, is a significantly smaller project than the Lost Grove Prescribed Burn, at 669 acres.
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For updates about the Cedar East Prescribed Burn visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5162/.
6 2,874 October 2017
Park officials have decided to postpone the lost grove prescribed burn, which was scheduled to begin on sunday october 15. . instead we will complete a final segment on the cedar east prescribed burn, which was begun in cedar grove in april 2017. ignitions on this segment of the cedar east prescribed burn are expected to begin on tuesday, october 17, if conditions are favorable. . the remaining segment of the cedar east prescribed burn, at 192 acres, is a significantly smaller project than the lost grove prescribed burn, at 669 acres. . for updates about the cedar east prescribed burn visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5162/.
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With colder temperatures creeping in, this weeks #science post focuses on the #Mountain Yellow-Legged #Frogs that are an endangered species. They are endemic to the alpine lakes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains - meaning they are an individual species found nowhere else the world.
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As the winter conditions progress and over 10 feet of snow typically accumulates in the alpine of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the cold temperatures make us wonder:
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How do mountain yellow-legged frogs survive freezing conditions in the alpine lakes of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks?
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Please check the comments section for the answer to how these frogs survive such cold conditions.
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Photo by: © Isaac Chellman
10 2,301 October 2017
With colder temperatures creeping in, this weeks #science post focuses on the #mountain yellow-legged #frogs that are an endangered species. they are endemic to the alpine lakes of the sierra nevada mountains - meaning they are an individual species found nowhere else the world. . as the winter conditions progress and over 10 feet of snow typically accumulates in the alpine of the sierra nevada mountains, the cold temperatures make us wonder: . how do mountain yellow-legged frogs survive freezing conditions in the alpine lakes of sequoia and kings canyon national parks? . please check the comments section for the answer to how these frogs survive such cold conditions. . photo by: © isaac chellman
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Effective October 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are lifting fire restrictions inside the parks! Shorter and cooler days have reduced fire danger. Even with restrictions lifted, visitors must still follow the parks’ year-round regulations concerning fire.
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Wood and charcoal fires are now permitted within designated fire rings in all Campgrounds of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Campfires are also now permitted in Wilderness areas regardless of elevation. Year-round fire restrictions may still apply to specific sites in the wilderness.
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For more information, visit go.nps.gov/sekifirerestrictions
Photo: Chagrin Falls - Room with a View - 2015 Facebook Photo Contest
22 3,333 October 2017
Effective october 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., sequoia & kings canyon national parks are lifting fire restrictions inside the parks! shorter and cooler days have reduced fire danger. even with restrictions lifted, visitors must still follow the parks’ year-round regulations concerning fire. . wood and charcoal fires are now permitted within designated fire rings in all campgrounds of sequoia and kings canyon national park. campfires are also now permitted in wilderness areas regardless of elevation. year-round fire restrictions may still apply to specific sites in the wilderness. . for more information, visit go.nps.gov/sekifirerestrictions photo: chagrin falls - room with a view - 2015 facebook photo contest
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As many of you may know, Kings Canyon was carved by glaciers into its U-shape, which is clearly seen from Canyon View pullout in Cedar Grove. These glaciers were about 1,600 feet (488 meters) deep! To help put the immense size and depth of these glaciers into perspective, take a look at North Dome next time you're at Zumwalt Meadow. About halfway up the cliff face, you'll be able to see horizontal scratches - those were created as the glacier slid past! 
Pictured: Canyon View and North Dome, Photo credits: K. Wrench
6 3,640 October 2017
As many of you may know, kings canyon was carved by glaciers into its u-shape, which is clearly seen from canyon view pullout in cedar grove. these glaciers were about 1,600 feet (488 meters) deep! to help put the immense size and depth of these glaciers into perspective, take a look at north dome next time you're at zumwalt meadow. about halfway up the cliff face, you'll be able to see horizontal scratches - those were created as the glacier slid past! pictured: canyon view and north dome, photo credits: k. wrench
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If you've been to Mineral King Valley in Southern Sequoia National Park, you've likely hiked in the John Krebs Wilderness! The John Krebs is 39,740 acres in size and was designated in 2009.  #wilderness
22 4,634 October 2017
If you've been to mineral king valley in southern sequoia national park, you've likely hiked in the john krebs wilderness! the john krebs is 39,740 acres in size and was designated in 2009. #wilderness
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Crystal Cave has closed early this year, but for a good reason!  Our hard working trail crew will be revamping the trail to the cave.  If you have taken a tour of the amazing Crystal Cave you know the trail needs some TLC!  Let us also give a big round of applause to the @seqparkscon staff for another season of outstanding cave tours!  The Crystal Cave will open for the 2018 summer season on Memorial Day weekend.  NPS photo/ Emily Fedorko  #cave #tour #findyourpark
25 2,931 October 2017
Crystal cave has closed early this year, but for a good reason! our hard working trail crew will be revamping the trail to the cave. if you have taken a tour of the amazing crystal cave you know the trail needs some tlc! let us also give a big round of applause to the @seqparkscon staff for another season of outstanding cave tours! the crystal cave will open for the 2018 summer season on memorial day weekend. nps photo/ emily fedorko #cave #tour #findyourpark
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There are some spectacular views on the trip up to Mist Falls. What is your favorite get spot to
51 5,507 October 2017
There are some spectacular views on the trip up to mist falls. what is your favorite get spot to "get away" in the parks? #hiking #view #findyourpark #kingscanyonnationalpark photo credit: t. pontius
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A small mining claim on the east side of Copper Creek was being converted to a camp store and pack outfitters.  Operated by the husband and wife team, Napoleon (known as
5 1,659 October 2017
A small mining claim on the east side of copper creek was being converted to a camp store and pack outfitters. operated by the husband and wife team, napoleon (known as "pole") and viola kanawyer. the camp, seen here in a postcard from the early 20th century, was a last outpost on the edge of the wilderness! #waybackwednesday
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Congratulations to Sequoia and Kings Canyon's Interpretation Division whose new #JuniorRanger Activity Book recently won a national educational award from the National Association of Interpreters! 
Pick one up for free at any of the Parks' visitor centers and help your aspiring Junior Ranger
15 1,822 October 2017
Congratulations to sequoia and kings canyon's interpretation division whose new #juniorranger activity book recently won a national educational award from the national association of interpreters! pick one up for free at any of the parks' visitor centers and help your aspiring junior ranger "explore, learn, and protect!"