High among the pinnacles of Mt. Whitney’s sheer western face, we hiked upward with measured breath and watched from our shifting, precarious vantage as the sun’s first light peeled back the long gown of night, revealing the contours of so many miles we’d recently walked, cragged mountain faces and clear sky aglow in lakes like mirrors, far below.
Sequoia National Park
Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.
A California man, who earlier in the day had summited Mount Whitney, was killed when he fell about 200 feet while heading back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead.
Sequoia National Park officials are proposing an increase in fees at four campgrounds, and are seeking your thoughts on the proposal between now and September 21.
Frogs In Lassen Volcanic National Park, And Other Parks In Sierras, "Contaminated" By Agricultural Pesticides
Frogs living high in Sierra Nevada national parks such as Lassen Volcanic and Sequoia are slowly being "contaminated" by agricultural pesticides, according to a study that found the contamination even in "the most remote mountain locations."
Fluke Fire Burning Atop Sequoia Tree Leads To Small Closure Of Congress Trail At Sequoia National Park
A fluke fire burning in the crown of a giant sequoia has prompted the partial closure of the Congress Trail at Sequoia National Park.
The unseasonably dry winter in the High Sierra means some tough times in campgrounds this summer at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.
After the unseasonably dry winter in the Sierra, it should come as no surprise that the fire danger is high and that Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks are instituting fire restrictions inside the parks beginning today.
Summer is the definitely the high season in the national parks, and at Sequoia National Park that means lots of family activities, ranging from campfire programs to scanning the night skies to learn a little about astronomy.
Where are some of the best backcountry campsites in the world (as well as the national parks)? Michael Lanza, Northwest editor of Backpacker Magazine, shares his thoughts on 25 of the best places to pitch your tent.