Sequoia National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sequoia National Park,

402,510 acres (162,960 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890. In the park are 35 groves of giant sequoias, spectacular granite mountains, and deep canyons. The General Sherman Tree, 272 ft (83 m) high and 37 ft (11 m) in diameter at its widest point, is the largest and one of the oldest living things in the world, estimated to be more than 3,500 years old. Within the area are Mt. WhitneyWhitney, Mount,
peak, 14,494 ft (4,418 m) high, E Calif., in the Sierra Nevada at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park; the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states (Denali [Mt. McKinley], Alaska, is the highest peak in the United States).
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, the highest point in the United States outside Alaska; Kern River canyon; and the Great Western Divide, which separates westerly flowing waters from easterly flowing waters. Marble Falls drops 2,000 ft (610 m) in seven cascades. The park adjoins Kings Canyon National ParkKings Canyon National Park,
461,901 acres (187,070 hectares), E central California. Largely wilderness, the park features summits of the High Sierra and two enormous canyons on the Kings River.
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 in the north; the two are administered as a single unit. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sequoia National Park

a national park in central California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: established in 1890 to protect groves of giant sequoias, some of which are about 4000 years old. Area: 1556 sq. km (601 sq. miles)
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On 7 June 1904, a forest fire broke out a half mile from the southern boundary of the Sequoia National Park, near a Mt.
In order to address the data gap and to find the knowledge, skills, and values the students take away from a Partners in the Parks adventure, we designed the 2012 Sequoia National Park adventure to include a unique assignment that was to be presented orally by each participant during the final evening's circle.
Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Sequoia National Park in California are developing adaptation options for key ecosystems based on scenario planning results.
Such a site as this highlights the balance Sequoia National Park strives to maintain between preservation and public accessibility, especially when compared with the park's famous--and graffiti-ridden--roadside pictographs on Hospital Rock.
Abstract.--Test excavation of floor fill deposits in the first room in Bear Den Cave, Sequoia National Park, produced fossiliferous sediments down to at least 40 cm depth.
From his home observatory in Springville, California, Ronald Royer snapped this view of the Moon last November as it rose over the Sierra Nevada Range near Sequoia National Park. "The night was hazy, which accounted for the Moon's golden color," he wrote.
Assistant scoutmaster Steve McCullagh, 29, was killed instantly and six others injured when the bolt struck a tarpaulin the scouts had set up in Sequoia National Park, California.
The rapid demise of this animal in California only took about seventy-five years, from a time prior to the Gold Rush, when the estimated number of grizzly bears was about 10,000, to the last known grizzly bear which was spotted in Sequoia National Park in 1924.
Photos show mules breaking a trail through deep snow in 1920, a well-dressed lady on the trail in the early 1900s, a Sierra Club pack train in 1940, John Muir in Sequoia National Park in 1902, and mules loaded with boats for campers going to backcountry lakes.
Now it's available in four sizes and in place in backyards across the country, at Boy Scout functions, and even at campgrounds in California's Sequoia National Park. Oliver is pushing Colorado's state parks to follow suit.
A camper has been accused of starting a 55,000-acre fire that has gobbled swaths of California's Sequoia National Park and threatened some of the world's oldest and biggest trees.