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


Snowplay is back! The Wolverton Snowplay Area is accessible due to the reopening of Sequoia National Park.
  At 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, visitors began to enter the parks once again after a complete closure that began Wednesday, Jan. 2. But the holiday visitor momentum had been interrupted; during the first few hours there were only a couple of dozen carloads that entered either at the Ash Mountain (Sequoia) or Big Stump (Kings Canyon) entrances.    Public information personnel and other...
Steel bridge across the Tuolumne River at Glen Aulin, Yosemite National Park. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Day 3  Mileage: 25  Elevation: 7,800 ft.  
(Not the JMT yet.)
  A 26-day mother-and-daughter backpacking trip along the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park and onto the John Muir Trail to its terminus on top of Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park provided much in the way of scenery. But it wasn’t all pretty peaks, meandering meadows, lovely lakes, rocks, flowers, and trees.  Here are some manmade structures that added scenic...