Greetings from Kings Canyon National Park

My photo shows the Zumwalt Meadows in the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park in August, 1974. I’d seen a photo of Kings Canyon and Zumwalt Meadows in the 1974 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia. Those photos instantly attracted me to visit. I’d never known anything about the area but I nagged my parents for over 9 months in order to vacation there. When I first saw Kings Canyon and Zumwalt Meadows in person, I was transfixed by their natural beauty. I felt so energized. I felt like I had inhabited a western film. I fell in love with the park and returned three more times in the next 25 years. I plan on going again this late spring/early summer.

Sincerely,
Tom

Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the United States. The national park features the graceful peaks of the Sierra Crest as well as the majestic General Grant Grove of giant sequoias with some of the tallest trees on Earth. The park is managed jointly with Sequoia National Park, which lies just south of Kings Canyon.

State(s): California

Established: 1940

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