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Sierra National Forest (California)

Sierra
calendarSep 04 2017
Sierra National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located on the western slope of central Sierra Nevada in the state of California. The forest is known for its mountain scenery and natural resources. Forest headquarters are located in Clovis, California. There are local ranger district offices in North Fork and Prather.extending along the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks (north and southeast, respectively) and bordered by Inyo (northeast), Sequoia (south), and Stanislaus (northwest) national forests.Sierra National Forest was the second National Forest created in California and the largest at the time.Originally it embraced parts of eight counties from Tuolumne on the north to Kern on the south and Mono and Inyo on the east. Initially its name was descriptive, but later when the Sierra was divided into different units this was no longer the case.It was established in 1905 from an earlier (1893) forest reserve. It has an area of about 2,030 square miles (5,260 square km) and elevations ranging from 900 to 13,000 feet (275 to 4,000 metres). Notable features include the big trees (giant sequoias) of the Nelder and McKinley groves and the Kaiser, Dinkey Lakes, Monarch, Ansel Adams, and John Muir wilderness areas (the last two shared with Inyo National Forest). Headquarters are at Clovis.

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Sierra, CA, USA

Sierra National Forest (California)

Sierra
calendarSep 04 2017

Sierra National Forest (California)

Sierra
calendarSep 04 2017

Sierra National Forest (California)

Sierra
calendarSep 04 2017