Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Lower Palisade Lake looking back toward the abyss that contains the Golden Staircase. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  This is a continuing series about a mother-and-daughter thru-hike on the John Muir Trail (north to south) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from July 19 to August 13, 2015.  Previous installments and...
Bob Woodie.
  A body discovered last week by some Pacific Crest Trail hikers has been identified as Robert Woodie, 74, who went missing in the area last October after inclement weather. Woodie, an experienced...
Waterways will continue to pose hazards but have stabilized. There is still snow that is melting, but flooding is no longer a risk. IN PHOTO: East Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  JUNE 26 - JULY 9, 2017   Sequoia National Park   Ash Mountain   June 26— Rangers issued a citation for possession and use of a crossbow at Buckeye Flat Campground.   June 26— Rangers are...
The entrance to the upgraded, modernized, and larger Grant Grove Restaurant. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  The eagerly anticipated opening of the all-new Grant Grove Restaurant occurred Friday, June 30, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday rush. Delaware North’s $6.3 million project includes...
Smoke from surrounding wildland fires can affect air quality. But, as of Tuesday, July 18, the Kaweah canyon is smoke-free.
  There are more than a dozen wildfires burning in California, including the Schaeffer Fire, a lightning-caused burn just south of Sequoia National Park, and the Whittier Fire that destroyed 20 homes...
State Highway 198 around Lake Kaweah is curvy with steep drop-offs.
  On Wednesday, July 12, Three Rivers commuters were witness to the aftermath of a serious accident that occurred at 6:25 a.m. just west of the entrance to the Kaweah Recreation Area (second boat...
Lower Palisade Lake looking back toward the abyss that contains the Golden Staircase. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Bob Woodie.
Waterways will continue to pose hazards but have stabilized. There is still snow that is melting, but flooding is no longer a risk. IN PHOTO: East Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
The entrance to the upgraded, modernized, and larger Grant Grove Restaurant. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Smoke from surrounding wildland fires can affect air quality. But, as of Tuesday, July 18, the Kaweah canyon is smoke-free.
State Highway 198 around Lake Kaweah is curvy with steep drop-offs.
Lower Palisade Lake looking back toward the abyss that contains the Golden Staircase. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Day 17

July 18, 2017 - 16:05
  This is a continuing series about a mother-and-daughter thru-hike on the John Muir Trail (north to south) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from July 19 to August 13, 2015.  Previous installments and more photos are here.     Day 17: Tuesday, August 4 LeConte Canyon to (beyond) Palisade Lakes 12 miles   As thru-hikers...
Bob Woodie.

Hiker's body found

July 18, 2017 - 15:13
  A body discovered last week by some Pacific Crest Trail hikers has been identified as Robert Woodie, 74, who went missing in the area last October after inclement weather. Woodie, an experienced backpacker who was familiar with the terrain, was on a four-day, solo, backcountry fishing trip when he disappeared.   The...
This SEKI CC trail crew made some improvements to the Mineral King area. From left to right: Jessica Speich (Irvine, Calif.); Yvounnette Quintanille (Andrews, Texas); Diana Lopez (San Bernardino); Lilia Villarino (NPS trail crew); Valerie McCampbell (Eagan, Minn.); and Jaime Shinn (San Jose).

All-female trail crew tackles Sequoia-Kings projects

July 18, 2017 - 15:07
  Women are no strangers to the physically demanding work that National Park Service trail crews do each season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. But to have a single SEKI CC (Sequoia-Kings Conservation Corps) unit made up of six women is a first.   The history of Conservation Corps workers in national parks...
Waterways will continue to pose hazards but have stabilized. There is still snow that is melting, but flooding is no longer a risk. IN PHOTO: East Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Incidents at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

July 18, 2017 - 15:00
  JUNE 26 - JULY 9, 2017   Sequoia National Park   Ash Mountain   June 26— Rangers issued a citation for possession and use of a crossbow at Buckeye Flat Campground.   June 26— Rangers are investigating theft of recycling occurring in the Ash Mountain area.   June 27— Rangers responded to a non-injury motor vehicle...
The entrance to the upgraded, modernized, and larger Grant Grove Restaurant. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Grant Grove Restaurant now open

July 18, 2017 - 14:27
  The eagerly anticipated opening of the all-new Grant Grove Restaurant occurred Friday, June 30, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday rush. Delaware North’s $6.3 million project includes dining space indoors, in a courtyard, and on a deck, accommodating  a total of 225 diners. There is also a walk-up window...

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