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Caution: Poodle-Dog Bush

Post from the Sequoia National Forest to all visitors. Poodle-dog bush can cause severe irritation to the skin if touched, akin to poison oak or poison ivy. It can raise blisters lasting as long as two weeks or more. The … Continue reading

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National Trails Day Coming

June 1 is National Trails Day. A perfect time to get outside and make a difference on a trail. If you are interested, make sure to check out the link below to find an spot near you. If there isn’t … Continue reading

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It’s All Yours

Many will head outdoors this weekend in some fashion or another. If you haven’t been to a National Forest in awhile, I encourage you to plan a day trip and go see it. The video above really captures some great … Continue reading

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National Trails Day – June 2

Mark your calendar for June 2 as it is National Trail Day! There are various way you can participate this year from simply just going on a hike to maintaining trails to special trail events and more. You can also … Continue reading

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Last Snow Survey of 2018

The last snow survey results are in for 2018! May is the final survey for the area near the Monarch Wilderness. Unfortunately the results are bad. The Kings River Basin is at 36% of normal for this time of year. … Continue reading

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Free: Backpacker Magazines

Some may already know this, but here it is for those who do not. If you are interested in reading through older Backpacker Magazines, then you are in luck. Google has archived dozens, if not hundreds, of the publisher’s magazines. … Continue reading

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The April Snow Survey Report

The important April 1 snow survey results are in…well most of the stations have reported their findings to the State of California’s CDEC. What are the results? For the Kings River watershed, the snow pack sits at 64% of normal. … Continue reading

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Snow Survey Results: Is That All?

The snow results are in for the March 1 survey. Currently the Kings River Basin only has about 16% of the normal amount of snow for March. If the mountains do not receive anymore snow for the rest of the … Continue reading

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What to Do?

The snow pack is not doing so great as of the February 1 survey. However, we still have this month and March to go. They are both typically the wetter months. If the snow pack does not improve significantly, what … Continue reading

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Into 2018 We Go!

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