Kings Canyon - One of the Deepest Canyons in North America

Kinds Canyon National Park is adjacent to Sequoia National Park and complements the latter.  In fact, they are managed together like a sing...

Kinds Canyon National Park is adjacent to Sequoia National Park and complements the latter.  In fact, they are managed together like a single park. Although the conservation efforts have started back in 19th century, this piece of land was only protected as a national park in 1940. 

There are two separate sections of the park - General Grant Grove section which protects the largest natural sequoia grove in the world and area surrounding Kings river which makes 90% of the park's territory. 
General Grant Grove which is the main entrance to the park is located shoulder-to-shoulder with Sequoia National Park and looks very similar to its Giant Forest. 
Because of overcast clouds and fog, this forest looks magical.
Tunnel log sheltered early lumbers before this place became a national park.
General Grant tree is the second largest tree in the world. The largest one is located at the neighbouring Sequoia National Park.
Gamlin Cabin has seen days predated the creation of the park here. It's hard to imagine now, but early inhabitants grazed sheep among these giant trees.
Moving on to another section of the park - Kings river. Sequoias are gone and replaced by meadows and granite rocks.
Forest fire is as important for this ecosystem as the sun or rain. 
They give life to these mountainous flowers that make a beautiful carpet.
The spring is an absolutely beautiful season at Kings Canyon National Park. With almost no mosquitos, it's a backcountry paradise.
In one of the parks I've visited in California, I met Jeremy Evans, a full-time explorer who works at National Geographic. I asked him what his favourite parks are in the United States. Kings Canyon was one of these. The others ones were Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. By the way, take a look at his Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIGco6H9T9F4EluGlEgAKQg, you'll find tons of interesting and beautiful videos.
The park road follows the Kings river.
John Muir, a famous Scottish-American explorer who helped create many of the US national parks, even compared Kings Canyon with Yosemite for its grandeur and beauty.
Beautiful Zumwalt Meadow is the farthest point you can drive to. The road dead ends in the middle of the Sierra Nevada mountain range offering countless hiking miles to backpackers.

My other posts from the Trip to California:

Giant Trees in Sequoia National Park
The Hottest Place on Earth. But Is It Really Dead?

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