Feb 16, 2013
February 16, 2013 Find the Biggest Trees
The Giant Forest is home to the biggest of the big trees, but many of the largest named trees do not have signs. Join me as we wander the Giant Forest in search of these trees. The focus of this walk will be on off-trail travel and reading a topographic map within a safe and well used area of the park. This will be a moderately challenging walk as we leave the marked trails behind to cross hills and meadows on a treasure hunt like no other. We will begin near the General Sherman tree and head into the heart of the Giant Forest. Be prepared to spend most of the day walking in the snow covered forest. Because we will be navigating using maps and the topography of the area, this trip is dependent upon weather: If we can’t see the meadow, we can’t cross it. Limit of 10 participants. $55 SNHA members/$63 non-members. Snow shoes, compasses, and maps included. Expert guiding and snow shoes included. Rated: Moderate
These and more trips will be available in 2013. Watch www.sequoiahistory.org for more information. All proceeds from our trips support education and resource protection in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.