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SequoiaKingsCanyonNPS Two neighboring National Parks in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Use #SequoiaKingsNPS for a chance to be featured! @sequoiakingsnps on Twitter http://www.nps.gov/seki
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With the changing of the seasons, the parks are announcing two priority prescribed burns to be completed before the end of the year, as cooler weather and moisture arrives to the area this time of year. 
One project is planned for each park, the 466-acre Cedar Central Prescribed Burn located in Cedar Grove of Kings Canyon National Park and the 488-acre Sherman Prescribed Burn located in Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. 
As the decision is made to which prescribed burn or burns will be conducted and when, we'll update you with website information on where to learn more, see pictures, and get maps. 
Photo: 2017 Cedar East Prescribed Burn NPS/MTheune
26 3,563 3 weeks ago
With the changing of the seasons, the parks are announcing two priority prescribed burns to be completed before the end of the year, as cooler weather and moisture arrives to the area this time of year.
one project is planned for each park, the 466-acre cedar central prescribed burn located in cedar grove of kings canyon national park and the 488-acre sherman prescribed burn located in giant forest of sequoia national park.
as the decision is made to which prescribed burn or burns will be conducted and when, we'll update you with website information on where to learn more, see pictures, and get maps.
photo: 2017 cedar east prescribed burn nps/mtheune
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Fall is here! For our seasonal staff that means it’s time to move on to new adventures, so it’s bittersweet to announce that our Cedar Grove Visitor Center has closed for the 2018 season.  Thank you for all the love this summer and we’ll see you again next spring! 📷T. Pontius
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#FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #SequoiaKingsNPS #CedarGrove
27 3,039 4 weeks ago
Fall is here! for our seasonal staff that means it’s time to move on to new adventures, so it’s bittersweet to announce that our cedar grove visitor center has closed for the 2018 season. thank you for all the love this summer and we’ll see you again next spring! 📷t. pontius
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#findyourpark #encuentratuparque #sequoiakingsnps #cedargrove
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Our mountain meadows are absolutely gorgeous, like Zumwalt Meadow, pictured here. But they also are a critical habitat and source of food for many species, like frogs, birds, and bears.
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Learn more: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/wetlands.htm .
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Photo by George Landis
35 6,009 4 weeks ago
Our mountain meadows are absolutely gorgeous, like zumwalt meadow, pictured here. but they also are a critical habitat and source of food for many species, like frogs, birds, and bears.
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learn more: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/wetlands.htm .
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photo by george landis
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When male bighorn sheep are competing to mate with the female sheep, they ram their massive horns into one another -- sometimes crashing toward one another at 40 miles per hour. 
Read more about the work we are doing to restore the Sierra Bighorn Sheep populations in these parks: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/bighorn-sheep.htm

Photo by Tatsuya Sato
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When male bighorn sheep are competing to mate with the female sheep, they ram their massive horns into one another -- sometimes crashing toward one another at 40 miles per hour.
read more about the work we are doing to restore the sierra bighorn sheep populations in these parks: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/bighorn-sheep.htm

photo by tatsuya sato
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Are any of you joining us for the 5th Annual Dark Sky Festival this weekend?! Starts today and goes through Sunday.  Come join us! •
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Star Parties
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Special Speakers
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NASA Astronaut Talk
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So much more!
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www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/darkskyfestival for all the details and schedule #darksky #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
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Are any of you joining us for the 5th annual dark sky festival this weekend?! starts today and goes through sunday. come join us! •

star parties

special speakers

nasa astronaut talk

so much more!


www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/darkskyfestival for all the details and schedule #darksky #findyourpark #encuentratuparque
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Traveling cross country in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can offer true solitude, challenging terrain and breathtaking views.  Hiking to these beautiful and rugged places requires more preparation then an on-trail trip.  Research the area thoroughly, practice your off trail navigation skills and know how to use your GPS device.  There are few established campsites off trail so chose sites that are 100 feet from water and on a durable surface.  Please plan out these locations ahead of time, we'll need them for your permit.  Happy hiking! #FindYourPark #LeaveNoTrace #SequoiaKingsNPS #Wilderness
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Volcanic Lakes, Kings Canyon National Park
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NPS Photo/ Emily Fedorko
30 5,265 last month
Traveling cross country in sequoia and kings canyon national park can offer true solitude, challenging terrain and breathtaking views. hiking to these beautiful and rugged places requires more preparation then an on-trail trip. research the area thoroughly, practice your off trail navigation skills and know how to use your gps device. there are few established campsites off trail so chose sites that are 100 feet from water and on a durable surface. please plan out these locations ahead of time, we'll need them for your permit. happy hiking! #findyourpark #leavenotrace #sequoiakingsnps #wilderness .
volcanic lakes, kings canyon national park
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nps photo/ emily fedorko
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We are saddened beyond words to report the death of Captain Brian Hughes of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots. Hughes' crew was working on the #FergusonFire on the Sierra National Forest when he was struck and killed by a tree. Hughes was with Arrowhead for four years. We grieve his loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

Photo courtesy of Brad Torchia
538 12,914 July 2018
We are saddened beyond words to report the death of captain brian hughes of the arrowhead interagency hotshots. hughes' crew was working on the #fergusonfire on the sierra national forest when he was struck and killed by a tree. hughes was with arrowhead for four years. we grieve his loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

photo courtesy of brad torchia
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Attention, backpackers! Due to good progress being made on containment of the #HorseCreekFire, wilderness permit holders will be allowed to begin trips out of #MineralKing -area trailheads again starting on Friday, July 27. At that time, the Atwell-Hockett Trail and Tar Gap Trail will reopen as well. .
Wilderness permit applications must be received at least two weeks in advance. A limited number of walk-up permits are available daily for all trails, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 1p.m. the day before you wish to hike.
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For trip planning advice, check out the Wilderness Trip Planner (pdf) at nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/upload/NoYear-Wilderness-Trip-Planner-Final.pdf
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For updates on the #HorseCreekFire visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5984/
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Photo: White Chief Trail, Mineral King
13 4,325 July 2018
Attention, backpackers! due to good progress being made on containment of the #horsecreekfire, wilderness permit holders will be allowed to begin trips out of #mineralking -area trailheads again starting on friday, july 27. at that time, the atwell-hockett trail and tar gap trail will reopen as well. .
wilderness permit applications must be received at least two weeks in advance. a limited number of walk-up permits are available daily for all trails, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 1p.m. the day before you wish to hike.
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for trip planning advice, check out the wilderness trip planner (pdf) at nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/upload/noyear-wilderness-trip-planner-final.pdf
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for updates on the #horsecreekfire visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5984/
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photo: white chief trail, mineral king
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Aerial resources are critical to the suppression of the #HorseCreekFire. Here, a type two helicopter resupplies the most important resource of all - firefighters!
9 1,184 July 2018
Aerial resources are critical to the suppression of the #horsecreekfire. here, a type two helicopter resupplies the most important resource of all - firefighters!
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Fire retardant paints the landscape in the #JohnKrebsWilderness in Sequoia National Park. Fire managers weigh many priorities when responding to wildfire, and often make difficult choices. Usually the parks avoid using fire retardant in wilderness, but on the #HorseCreekFire, water drops were not proving effective in checking fire spread in this area of high tree mortality, extremely steep slopes, and no recorded fire history. Using fire retardant has allowed crews to work much more safely and effectively around the fire. 
Fire crews have made good progress on the north and west flanks of the Horse Creek Fire, and are working to complete containment lines around the east and south flanks. 
For ongoing updates on the fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5984/.
21 3,162 July 2018
Fire retardant paints the landscape in the #johnkrebswilderness in sequoia national park. fire managers weigh many priorities when responding to wildfire, and often make difficult choices. usually the parks avoid using fire retardant in wilderness, but on the #horsecreekfire, water drops were not proving effective in checking fire spread in this area of high tree mortality, extremely steep slopes, and no recorded fire history. using fire retardant has allowed crews to work much more safely and effectively around the fire.
fire crews have made good progress on the north and west flanks of the horse creek fire, and are working to complete containment lines around the east and south flanks.
for ongoing updates on the fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5984/.
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Park firefighters are working hard to suppress the #HorseCreekFire, located in the Mineral King Valley. The fire is currently 25 acres in size. The fire is located in designated wilderness and currently poses no threat to human life or property. However, because it is located in very steep terrain with no recent fire history, fire management officials are utilizing a full suppression response.

Area closures are possible in the coming days. For updates, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5984
56 3,566 July 2018
Park firefighters are working hard to suppress the #horsecreekfire, located in the mineral king valley. the fire is currently 25 acres in size. the fire is located in designated wilderness and currently poses no threat to human life or property. however, because it is located in very steep terrain with no recent fire history, fire management officials are utilizing a full suppression response.

area closures are possible in the coming days. for updates, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5984
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There are approximately 40 different giant sequoia groves in the parks! These are areas where sequoias grow and are generally between 4,000 to 8,000 feet in elevation. Giant Forest is the most famous area, but don’t forget to explore other spots such as Grant Grove, Redwood Mountain Grove, and Muir Grove! Do you have a favorite sequoia grove to explore? Check out some new spots at: 
https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/sequoiagroves.htm
49 7,375 July 2018
There are approximately 40 different giant sequoia groves in the parks! these are areas where sequoias grow and are generally between 4,000 to 8,000 feet in elevation. giant forest is the most famous area, but don’t forget to explore other spots such as grant grove, redwood mountain grove, and muir grove! do you have a favorite sequoia grove to explore? check out some new spots at:
https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/sequoiagroves.htm