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

Guest Hiker

Brian Newton at the entrance to an old Mineral King mine. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  Recently, Brian Newton, 67, retired school teacher, and Roy Kendall, 68, real estate broker, decided to increase their education, hike cross country  and explore the caves at the south end of  the Mineral King valley. Just for fun, Roy named the first cave they explored “Plato’s Cave.” It was an education to go into this black cave with flashlights and go back in time to 514 AD and remember the...