Northern California’s Sierra Nevada
Sequoia and Kings Canyon is a sleeping giant when it comes to back country play grounds. Everything about this place is BIG! It is home to Mt. Whitney, the continental U.S.’s tallest mountain, the world’s largest tree, and the John Muir trail. This is the perfect place to learn and improve your wilderness skills. You will hike under the towering granite monolith and explore the same places that John Muir did when he said that this place is “the gem of the sierra.”
Sequoia and Kings Canyon is referred to by many as an “Alpine Yosemite.” It has all the characteristics and rock of Yosemite, but you have to hike into the back country to access it. This is one of the areas that rock climbing pioneers mastered their craft such as Royal Robbins, Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard and Galen Rowell. You will learn knots, movement skills, safety systems and get to climb. Those who are ready will attempt a multi-pitch climb. This will be ideal for the first-time climber and the veteran climber.
Backpacking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Service