Daily Archives: 27th July 2016

DECEMBER 4 – TREK TO THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE

27Jul

Visitors and locals have been making the trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree in Kings Canyon National Park every December since 1925 and now it’s your turn to join them! The ceremony will be delivered on the first Sunday of December at the base of the General Grant Tree. Visit www.visitsequoia.com for more information.

OCTOBER – GENERAL SHERMAN TREE HAUNTED LANTERN TOUR

27Jul

Sequoia National Park once served as home to Native Americans, new territory for Spanish explorers and a land of opportunity for disenchanted laborers in search of riches. Dare to encounter these “ghosts” of Sequoia? Illuminated only by lantern and guided by a historical character who lived in the Giant Forest in the early 1940’s, a 90 minute walking tour to the largest tree on Earth will highlight the unique history of one of the greatest sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada. Meet at Upper Sherman parking lot at 6pm. Admission is free. Warm clothing is recommended. For more information visit www.visitsequoia.com

OCTOBER 1 – THE RAVEN FESTIVAL

27Jul

This annual fun run plays on the words “rave” and “raven”, while celebrating our river and lake’s namesake – “Kaweah” was the Native Yokuts’ name for a subtribe in our area and the sound of the raven’s call – while combining the traditions of Hash House Harriers & New Orleans Second Line.