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Kings Canyon National Park Is 75   Leave a comment

Kings Canyon is certainly the National Park my family has camped in the most, and I highly recommend the experience! Today is its 75th Anniversary as a National Park … which is being celebrated with free admission. If only I wasn’t 5 hours away!

Kings Canyon NP - 75th anniversary

Nicknamed a Land of Giants, Kings Canyon National Park's landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty and diversity — huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns and the world's largest trees. Kings Canyon was created 75 years ago today, encompassing 454,000 acres of pristine Sierra Nevada wilderness in California. Nearly half the park is above timberline and two dozen peaks extend above 13,000 feet. The Pacific Crest and John Muir trails pass through cathedrals of glaciated valleys and domes, including Evolution Valley and Sixty Lakes Basin. Pictured here is the park's stunning Bullfrog Lake by David Palefsky. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 3/4/15.

Nicknamed a Land of Giants, Kings Canyon National Park’s landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty and diversity — huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns and the world’s largest trees. Kings Canyon was created 75 years ago today, encompassing 454,000 acres of pristine Sierra Nevada wilderness in California. Nearly half the park is above timberline and two dozen peaks extend above 13,000 feet. The Pacific Crest and John Muir trails pass through cathedrals of glaciated valleys and domes, including Evolution Valley and Sixty Lakes Basin. Pictured here is the park’s stunning Bullfrog Lake by David Palefsky. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 3/4/15.

Kings Canyon is most famous, of course, for the Giant Sequoias that soar over the Park. Photo by Ed Cooper. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 2/20/15.

Kings Canyon is most famous, of course, for the Giant Sequoias that soar over the Park. Photo by Ed Cooper. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 2/20/15.

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Posted March 4, 2015 by henrymowry in National Parks

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