Planning for the High Sierra Trail

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Planning for the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California I would argue that planning for the High Sierra Trail was more difficult than the hike itself… Permits First off, permits are absolutely required for the High Sierra Trail and although they’re said to be easier to obtain than permits for the John Muir Trail, […]

The History of the High Sierra Trail

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The History of the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California (*Most of the information was gleaned from a video (below) by Bill Twead, a former park ranger.) History of the High Sierra Trail – The High Sierra Trail is a spectacular 72 mile trek across the famed Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, arguably […]

The Strike Valley Overlook

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The Strike Valley Overlook Capitol Reef National Park, Utah This past spring, I took the long way home from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, along the Burr Trail and through Capitol Reef National Park. Having not been too impressed with Capitol Reef in the past, that drive completely changed my mind and really sparked my interest […]

The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial

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The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial – “On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act establishing the National Park Service (NPS), which at the time oversaw 35 national parks and monuments. Until then, there had been no guarantee that the country’s national parks would […]

 
 
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