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Abies concolor, the white fir, is a coniferous tree in the pine family Pinaceae.
Abies magnifica, the red fir or silvertip fir, is a western North American fir, native to the mountains of southwest Oregon and California in the United States.
An abseil, also called a rappel after its French name, is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.
Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was an American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West.
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist.
Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park is an arête. An arête is a narrow ridge of rock which separates two valleys.
Backpacking is the outdoor recreation of carrying gear on one's back, while hiking for more than a day.
Bear-resistant food storage containers, also called bear canisters or bear cans, are usually hard-sided containers used by backpackers to protect their food from theft by bears.
Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893.
The following is a bibliography of the Sierra Nevada of California, United States, including books on recreation, natural history, and human history.
Bishop Pass,, is a high mountain pass in the southern Sierra Nevada, California, on the border of the Inyo National Forest (John Muir Wilderness) on the north and Kings Canyon National Park on the south.
The Boole Tree is a giant sequoia in Converse Basin grove of Giant Sequoia National Monument, in the Sierra Nevada, in Fresno County, California.
Boyden Cavern is a show cave located in Giant Sequoia National Monument, along the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Fresno County, California.
The buff-bellied pipit (Anthus rubescens), or American pipit as it is known in North America, is a small songbird found on both sides of the northern Pacific.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
The California Geological Survey, previously known as the California Division of Mines and Geology, is the California state geologic agency.
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.
State Route 180 (SR 180) is a state highway in California, United States, which runs through the heart of the San Joaquin Valley from Mendota through Fresno to Kings Canyon National Park, with an unbuilt segment defined west to Paicines.
State Route 198 (SR 198) is an east–west state highway that begins at U.S. Route 101 (US 101) south of King City and ends in Sequoia National Park.
Calocedrus (common name incense cedar, alternatively spelled incense-cedar) is a genus of coniferous trees in the cypress family Cupressaceae first described as a genus in 1873.
Catch and release is a practice within recreational fishing intended as a technique of conservation.
Cedar Grove is an unincorporated community and the location of the visitor center in Kings Canyon National Park.
The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
Chaparral is a shrubland or heathland plant community found primarily in the US state of California and in the northern portion of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico.
Two cirques with semi-permanent snowpatches near Abisko National Park, Sweden A cirque (French, from the Latin word circus) is an amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion.
Clearcutting, clearfelling or clearcut logging is a forestry/logging practice in which most or all trees in an area are uniformly cut down.
A controlled or prescribed burn, also known as hazard reduction burning, backfire, swailing, or a burn-off, is a wildfire set intentionally for purposes of forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement.
Diorite is an intrusive igneous rock composed principally of the silicate minerals plagioclase feldspar (typically andesine), biotite, hornblende, and/or pyroxene.
A drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, or water parting is the line that separates neighbouring drainage basins.
A drift fence is any long, continuous fence used to control the movement of animals in a particular open range, or to collect animals for research.
The ecology of the Sierra Nevada, located in the U.S. state of California, is diverse and complex: the plants and animals are a significant part of the scenic beauty of the mountain range.
An endorheic basin (also endoreic basin or endorreic basin) (from the ἔνδον, éndon, "within" and ῥεῖν, rheîn, "to flow") is a limited drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as rivers or oceans, but converges instead into lakes or swamps, permanent or seasonal, that equilibrate through evaporation.
The Federal Power Commission (FPC) was an independent commission of the United States government, originally organized on June 23, 1930, with five members nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish.
Forester Pass is a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
Fresno County, officially the County of Fresno, is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.
Fresno (Spanish for "ash tree") is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Fresno County.
Frost weathering is a collective term for several mechanical weathering processes induced by stresses created by the freezing of water into ice.
Gabriel Moraga (1765 – June 14, 1823) was a Spanish army officer in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, an Alta California explorer, and son of the pioneer José Joaquín Moraga.
The General Grant tree is the largest giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park in California and the second largest tree in the world.
General Grant Grove, a section of the greater Kings Canyon National Park, was established by the US Congress in 1890 and is located in Fresno County, California.
The Giant Forest, famed for its giant sequoia trees, is within the United States' Sequoia National Park.
The Giant Sequoia National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the southern Sierra Nevada in eastern central California.
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
Glacier morphology, or the form a glacier takes, is influenced by temperature, precipitation, topography, and other factors.
The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Wi:kaʼi:la, Navajo: Tsékooh Hatsoh, Spanish: Gran Cañón) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
Granite domes are domical hills composed of granite with bare rock exposed over most of the surface.
The gray-crowned rosy finch, or gray-crowned rosy-finch, (Leucosticte tephrocotis) is a species of passerine bird in the family Fringillidae native to Alaska, western Canada, and the north-western United States.
The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America.
The Great Western Divide is a Sierra Nevada mountain range that forms part of the border between the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
Harold LeClair Ickes (March 15, 1874 – February 3, 1952) was an American administrator and politician.
Hume Lake is a reservoir in the Sierra Nevada, within Sequoia National Forest and Fresno County, central California,.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.
Inyo National Forest is a United States National Forest covering parts of the eastern Sierra Nevada of California and the White Mountains of California and Nevada.
Jennie Lakes Wilderness is a protected area in the Sierra Nevada, in Tulare County, California.
John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, politician, and soldier who, in 1856, became the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States.
John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
The John Muir Wilderness is a wilderness area that extends along the crest of the Sierra Nevada of California for, in the Inyo and Sierra National Forests.
Josiah Dwight Whitney (November 23, 1819 – August 18, 1896) was an American geologist, professor of geology at Harvard University (from 1865), and chief of the California Geological Survey (1860–1874).
Junction Peak is a thirteener in the Sierra Nevada.
Kanawyers (formerly, Kanawyer) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.
The Kaweah River is a river draining the southern Sierra Nevada in Tulare County, California in the United States.
A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle.
Kearsarge Pass is a pass in the Sierra Nevada of California.
The Kern River, originally Rio de San Felipe, later La Porciuncula, is a river in the U.S. state of California, approximately long.
The Kings River is a -long river draining the Sierra Nevada in central California in the United States.
Knapp Cabin is a historic cabin located in Kings Canyon National Park, west of Cedar Grove, in Fresno County, California.
Krummholz or krumholtz (German: krumm, "crooked, bent, twisted" and Holz, "wood") — also called knieholz ("knee timber") — is a type of stunted, deformed vegetation encountered in subarctic and subalpine tree line landscapes, shaped by continual exposure to fierce, freezing winds.
The United States has 60 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior.
A List of Plants in the Sierra Nevada is below.
This is a list of United States National Parks by elevation.
Logging is the cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks or skeleton cars.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
In hydrology, a main stem (or trunk) is "the primary downstream segment of a river, as contrasted to its tributaries".
Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is an intergovernmental scientific programme, launched in 1971 by UNESCO, that aims to establish a scientific basis for the improvement of relationships between people and their environments.
The Middle Fork Kings River is a tributary of the Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park, California, in the southern Sierra Nevada.
Mission 66 was a United States National Park Service ten-year program that was intended to dramatically expand Park Service visitor services by 1966, in time for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Park Service.
The Monarch Wilderness (also Monarch Wilderness Complex) is a federally designated wilderness area located 70 miles east of Fresno, California, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The Mono are a Native American people who traditionally live in the central Sierra Nevada, the Eastern Sierra (generally south of Bridgeport), the Mono Basin, and adjacent areas of the Great Basin.
Monzonite is an igneous intrusive rock.
Mount Brewer is on the Great Western Divide, a sub-range of the Sierra Nevada in California.
Mount Gardner is a mountain, high, standing west of Mount Tyree in the west-central part of the Sentinel Range, in the Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica.
Mount Goethe is a summit in Fresno County, California, in the United States.
Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California, as well as the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada—with an elevation of.
The mountain yellow-legged frog or southern mountain yellow-legged frogHammerson, G. (2008).
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
The National Wild and Scenic River is a designation for certain protected areas in the United States.
The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) of the United States protects federally managed wilderness areas designated for preservation in their natural condition.
The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Greenland, Cuba, the Bahamas, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.
The North Fork Kings River is a tributary of the Kings River, in the U.S. state of California.
North Palisade is the third highest mountain in the Sierra Nevada range of California.
An old-growth forest — also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, or late seral forest— is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community.
The Owens River is a river in eastern California in the United States, approximately long.
Owens Valley is the colonial name of Payahǖǖnadǖ (Numic: place of flowing water), the, now, arid valley of the Owens River in eastern California in the United States, to the east of the Sierra Nevada and west of the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains on the west edge of the Great Basin section.
The Pacific Crest Trail (commonly abbreviated as the PCT, and officially designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, which lie east of the U.S. Pacific coast.
The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean.
The Palisade Glacier is located on the northeast side of the Palisades within the John Muir Wilderness in the central Sierra Nevada of California.
The Palisades (or the Palisade Group) are a group of peaks in the central part of the Sierra Nevada in the U.S. state of California.
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Pine Flat Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir in the Sierra Nevada foothills of eastern Fresno County, California on the western north-south border to the Sierra- and Sequoia National Forests, about east of Fresno.
Pine–cypress forest is a type of mixed conifer woodland in which at least one species of pine and one species of cypress are present.
Pinus albicaulis, known by the common names whitebark pine, white pine, pitch pine, scrub pine, and creeping pine, is a conifer tree native to the mountains of the western United States and Canada, specifically subalpine areas of the Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range, Pacific Coast Ranges, and Rocky Mountains from Wyoming northwards.
Pinus balfouriana (foxtail pine) is a rare high-elevation pine that is endemic to California, United States.
Pinus contorta, with the common names lodgepole pine and shore pine, and also known as twisted pine, and contorta pine, is a common tree in western North America.
Pinus lambertiana (commonly known as the sugar pine or sugar cone pine) is the tallest and most massive pine tree, and has the longest cones of any conifer.
Pinus ponderosa, commonly known as the ponderosa pine, bull pine, blackjack pine, or western yellow-pine, is a very large pine tree species of variable habitat native to the western United States and Canada.
Redwood Mountain Grove is the largest grove of giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees on earth.
The Roaring River is a long tributary of the South Fork Kings River, in the Sierra Nevada of Fresno County, California.
The Rough Fire was a devastating fire of the 2015 California wildfire season.
San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the US state of California.
The San Joaquin River is the longest river of Central California in the United States.
The San Joaquin Valley is the area of the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California that lies south of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and is drained by the San Joaquin River.
Sawmill Pass,, is a mountain pass in the southern Sierra Nevada, California on the border of the Inyo National Forest (John Muir Wilderness) to the east and Kings Canyon National Park to the west.
Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of crags, mountain cliffs, volcanoes or valley shoulders that has accumulated through periodic rockfall from adjacent cliff faces.
The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is the consolidated management structure for Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park in California.
Sequoia National Forest is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States.
Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply Big Treea nickname used by John Muir) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood).
The Sierra Crest is a ~ generally north-to-south ridgeline that demarcates the broad west and narrow east slopes of the Sierra Nevada (U.S.) and that extends as far east as the Sierra's topographic front (e.g., Diamond Mountains and Sierran escarpment).
The Sierra Forest Reserve was a federal reserve in the Sierra Nevada, in eastern California.
Sierra National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located on the western slope of central Sierra Nevada in the state of California.
The Sierra Nevada (snowy saw range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis sierrae) is subspecies of bighorn sheep unique to the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
The Sierra Nevada subalpine zone refers to a biotic zone below treeline in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, United States.
The Sierra Nevada-Great Valley Block (SNGV) is a section of the earth's crust in California encompassing most of the region east of the Great Valley fault system which runs along the eastern foot of the Coast Ranges, and west of the Sierra Nevada Fault which runs along the foot of the Sierra Nevada's eastern scarp.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.
The South Fork Kings River is a tributary of the Kings River in the Sierra Nevada of Fresno County, California.
The South Fork San Joaquin River is the largest headwater of the San Joaquin River in central California, United States.
The Southern Pacific (or Espee from the railroad initials- SP) was an American Class I railroad network that existed from 1865 to 1998 that operated in the Western United States.
Subduction is a geological process that takes place at convergent boundaries of tectonic plates where one plate moves under another and is forced or sinks due to gravity into the mantle.
Taboose Pass,, also known as Wide Gap, is a mountain pass in the southern Sierra Nevada, California on the border of the Inyo National Forest (John Muir Wilderness) to the east and Kings Canyon National Park to the west.
A tarn (or corrie loch) is a mountain lake or pool, formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier.
Tehipite Valley, a glacial valley of the Middle Fork Kings River, is located in Kings Canyon National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California.
A terminal moraine, also called end moraine, is a type of moraine that forms at the snout (edge) of a glacier, marking its maximum advance.
The Century Magazine was first published in the United States in 1881 by The Century Company of New York City, which had been bought in that year by Roswell Smith and renamed by him after the Century Association.
The tree line is the edge of the habitat at which trees are capable of growing.
Tsuga mertensiana, known as mountain hemlock, is a species of hemlock native to the west coast of North America, with its northwestern limit on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and its southeastern limit in northern Tulare County, California.
Tulare County is a county in the U.S. state of California.
Tulare Lake, named Laguna de Tache by the Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States.
U.S. Route 395 (US 395) is a U.S. Route in the western United States.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
A valley is a low area between hills or mountains often with a river running through it.
A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.
William Vandever (March 31, 1817 – July 23, 1893) was a United States Representative from Iowa and later from California, and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Wishon Dam (National ID # CA00411) is a dam in Fresno County, California in the Sierra National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the rock chuck, is a large, stout-bodied ground squirrel in the marmot genus.
The Yokuts (previously known as MariposasPowell, 1891:90–91.) are an ethnic group of Native Americans native to central California.
Yosemite National Park is an American national park lying in the western Sierra Nevada of California.
The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus, formerly Bufo canorus) is a species of true toad in the family Bufonidae.
Yosemite Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California.
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