Greetings from Kings Canyon National Park

In 2012 my wife and I decided to take some extended time off our regular jobs and go on a 3-month road trip out west (we live in Ohio). We created an itinerary that would allow us to see several national parks – including Kings Canyon.

Before our 2012 trip we had never visited a national park, and we were not that much into the outdoors either. This trip has opened our eyes to the beauty and diversity our parks have to offer. From the deserts of Saguaro and Mojave to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the wilderness of Yellowstone we have encountered beauty that will live in our hearts forever.

In 2013 we also saw Olympic and Glacier National Parks, and next year I am looking forward to hiking the John Muir Trail!

Ovi Sofariu

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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