Category Archives: Tulare County

Sequoia National Park – sightseeing

I recently spent a day visiting the lower-elevation western foothill section of Sequoia National Park.  In addition to a hike along the Marble Fork Kaweah River on the Marble Falls Trail I did some other sightseeing, mostly driving but with … Continue reading

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Sequoia National Park – Marble Falls Trail

I recently made a one-day, early spring visit to Sequoia National Park, just in the lower-elevation western foothills east of Visalia.  I was restricted to lower elevations due to a snow chain requirement at about 5000 feet elevation.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Sandhill crane fly-in at Pixley National Wildlife Refuge

While on a long weekend trip to the southern Central (San Joaquin) Valley I made a point to visit the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge to witness the evening fly-in of sandhill cranes.  Huge flocks forage in agricultural and other fields … Continue reading

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Sequoia Riverlands Trust – Lewis Hill Preserve

I recently had an opportunity to visit a preserve that’s open to the public just one day a year, hopefully observing a wildflower that is found in only a few specialized locations in California: the striped adobe lily.  The preserve … Continue reading

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