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Visit to Sequoia
Home Sights to see in the area

       

 

 

Visit to Sequoia National Park with  Rebecca's Cousins.

 

 

With DeGuzman & Rodriguez Family

 

     
Highlights

Established: Sequoia National Park was established in 1890. It was California's first national park and is America's second oldest (after Yellowstone).

Land Area: Sharing a common east-west boundary, Sequoia and Kings Canyon measure 66 miles from north to south and 36 miles across at their widest point. Together, they cover 865,257 acres.

Lowest and Highest Elevations: The lowest elevation is 1,370 feet (in the Ash Mountain area) and the highest is 14,494 feet at the summit of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states.

Number of Plant and Animal Species: There are 1,464 species of plants and more than 327 species of animals.

Popular Sights: Crescent Meadow; the General Sherman Tree, the largest living tree on earth; Moro Rock; and Giant Forest, a magnificent sequoia grove.

Popular Activities: Free ranger-led walks and talks, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, photography, cross-country skiing and snowshoe walks are some of the most popular activities.

Hiking: There are more than 800 miles of marked trails. Eighty percent of the park is accessible only by foot trails.

Camping and Lodging: More than 1,200 campsites and a variety of lodging accommodations are found in the parks.

 

 

 

Links to Sequoia National Park

http://www.americanparknetwork.com/parkinfo/content.asp?catid=68&contenttypeid=19

http://www.nps.gov/seki/