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    Kings Canyon National Park ride

    I am looking for advice/direction for riding in and around Kings Canyon National Park and Sequioia National Park. Starting ride from LA. Will be on 2016 GS1200. My email is cw5150@swbell.net or cell is 515-633-5776.

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    Chris Whitaker

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    i've ridden in both. Enjoy them. What info are you looking for?
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    Welcome to the Forums! Looks like there's a lot of information in the park website. I found this URL (https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/driveviewsum.htm) for some driving tours in the park.

    Have fun!
    John Gamel
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    Did both a month ago. The ride into Kings Canyon is a lot of fun but not much to do at the end other than camp and hike. Sequoia is all about the trees of course. And Yosemite is close with El Capitan and the Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. Beautiful. We stayed in Fresno and Tulare for decent hotels. What do you want to know?

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    Done this ride a couple times, starting from LA area, first night in Kernville (Kernville inn) via bodefish canyon. Don't forget to stop at old school house cafe in bodefish
    Out of Kernville west on 155 then north on 65 to 198, back over to 99n to 41 second night Oakhurst
    We usually head north on 49 and hit a couple of the Sierra passes on day 3
    Where you go from there is only limited by the time you have available for trip
    My only suggestion is Waite till after Labor Day as traffic in and around parks can be terrifying

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    Large fire in that area reported yesterday

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    Check fire conditions and road closures before you go. The Schaeffer north of Kernville is over 90% contained, but Detwiler fire in Miraposa county is causing havoc. Two sites that might be of use are http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents & https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

    If you go, keep an eye out for emergency vehicles, people leaving the area, newsies and the ever present "Lookie-loo".

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    Those looking to see Yosemite via Mariposa, forget it. The whole town is being evacuated due to wildfire. Hard closures on hwy 49 and 140.

    John

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    Fire guys have managed to save Mariposa so far, great job.

    Fire at about 45 square miles burned so far. Prob. a good idea just to avoid whole area for now.

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    Funny, he never came back to the thread.
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    He gave his email and cell so I figure this isn't his preferred means of communication. And this is his one and only post thus far.

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