Sierra Nevada

Photo by David Prasad, Flickr Creative Commons

Sierra National Forest


Between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. Includes the Ansel Adams and John Muir wildernesses. Giant sequoias in Nelder and McKinley groves.

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Tahoe National Forest, Photo by David Baselt

Tahoe National Forest


Rushing rivers, snow-capped peaks, dense forests northwest of Lake Tahoe. Big Trees Grove near Foresthill is the northernmost grove of giant sequoias in the world.

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Photo by Neil Hunt, Flickr Creative Commons

Calaveras Big Trees State Park


You can celebrate the holiday season among the snowy giants of Calaveras Big Trees State Park at its Winter Wonderland Carnival. Scenic wagon rides, games, music and food await you Sunday, December 28. Can’t go to the event? Go on a snowshoe tour. Or snowshoe, cross-country ski or sled on your own.

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Fire-suppressed sequoia grove – note the large fire scar on the giant sequoia on the right.

Setting Fire to the Forest


We’ll do all the law’s allowin’/Tomorrow I’ll be right back plowin’/ settin’ the woods on fire —Hank Williams In a recent post, I discussed the role of natural disturbance in creating the forests we see today. This week, I’d like Continued

Giant Sequoia

25 Years of Controversy amid the Monarchs


I just got back from a trip to see the cinnamon-colored giants of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest in the southern Sierra. It was a real treat to explore a giant sequoia grove for the first time, especially when accompanied Continued

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