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Parks & nature in Inyo County

National Park
“Sequoia National Park is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park in California's southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It's known for its huge sequoia trees, notably the General Sherman Tree dominating the Giant Forest. The underground Crystal Cave features streams and striking rock formations. Moro Rock is a granite dome offering sweeping park views. Nearby is the Tunnel Tree, a toppled tree cut to accommodate the road.”
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National Park
“Majority of the guests who stay at our Airbnb either are planning to visit Sequoia and/ or Yosemite National Park. But what they often miss is the beautiful Kings Canyon National Park that is in between the two more-well-known parks. What I often recommend to guests is to take Highway 180 East to Kings Canyon NP on their way to Sequoia National Park. It is relatively smaller than Sequoia NP, but offer a slightly different scenery. It is also less crowded as well. Guests can spend an hour or so there, and drive to Sequoia NP via Highway 198 West. There's a road near Grant Grove at Kings Canyon NP that can leads you directly to Sequoia NP instead of making a detour around. On your GPS device, type in Kings Canyon National Park, then Sequoia National Park as the destination, you will see the route. Alternatively, you can ask the park rangers at Kings Canyon NP, they will point you to the right direction. ”
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National Park
“North America’s lowest point. Isn’t the border of Nevad and California. Colorful Rocks, ghost town, moving rocks, basin flats. Amazing National Park. Amazing for photo shoots and selfies. ”
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Park
“Where President Bush dedicated Sequoia Monument. 1 hour drive one way from our ranch”
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Park
“It's Las Vegas but YES ... you can Ski and Snowboard! (in season so call ahead) Less than 1 hour from this house in Mount Charleston sits Lee Canyon Ski Resort. Not half bad for so close!”
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“Wonderful place to visit as you stay and play in Kernville. Take the time to travel up the river and see these enormous trees for yourself.”
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Hot Spring
“Wonderful spot to enjoy a swim or a little break. A fee is charged to swim in the warm swimming pool or the hot upper pool. Snacks and camping also is available. There are also free area below this site along the lower creek side.”
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Park
“The rugged Sierras!! These two parks lie side by side in the Sierras. Elevations in these two parks range from 1'370'-14,494'! The weather can be drastically different from one area to the next. Wear layers and go prepared! The Land of Giants!! Go see the General Sherman Tree in the Giant Forest! and visit the Giant Forest Museum! Explore The Giant Sequoia Groves via The Big Trees Trail. Grants Grove, Redwood Mountain Grove, Muir Grove, Atwell and East Fork Groves Moro Rock is a lot of stairs but offers an amazing view of the entire park! Explore the Crystal Caves! The hike to Tokopah Falls is gorgeous! PLease check the NP websites for the most up to date info in the parks.”
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Mountain
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Lodging
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Nature Preserve
“A must see in Death Valley, walk out to the salt flats and experience the lowest point in the US and see what it's like to be almost 300 feet below sea level.”
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Campground
“Take Horseshoe Meadow Road to the top when the road ends. This is the 10,000 feet high meadow with surrounding pine forest. 3 campgrounds are available on a first come first serve basis. Trails from Horseshoe meadow leads to Cottonwood Lakes 11.6 -12.4 miles roundtrip, Cottonwood Pass and Chicken Spring Lakes 7.4 - 9.0 miles Roundtrip. Trails also provide access to Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park backcountry and Pacific Coast Trail. ”
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Park
“Recreational area with trails and fishing at 6,400 feet elevation! Open form May through October.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Fossil Falls is a string of crazy rock formations made 440,000 years ago through a period of very active volcanism & melting glacial ice. Ancient Native American tribes also had a thriving community here about 12,000 years ago, so keep your eyes peeled for some obsidian flakes & metates.”
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