Near Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Middle Fork Canyon
Despite its open appearance, the Middle Fork Canyon of the Kaweah River is nearly as deep as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. The summit of Moro Rock is 4,000 vertical feet above the canyon floor, and east of here the canyon is even deeper. The steep terrain of this region made pioneer access extremely difficult. Only after the construction of the Generals Highway, 1921-1926, did Giant Forest become easily accessible.
Location. 36° 32.685′ N, 118° 45.26′ W. Marker is near Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park, California, in Tulare County. Marker can be reached from Moro Rock/Crescent Meadow Road. Touch for map. This marker is found near the summit of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park. Moro Rock can be reached from Moro Rock/Crescent Meadow Road by taking the Moro Rock Loop to the Moro Rock trailhead. From there
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Naturalists (approx. 0.7 miles away); The CCC Boys (approx. 0.7 miles away); Call the Cavalry! (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.7 miles away); Buttress Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Auto Log (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colonel Young: A Buffalo Soldier (approx. 1.1 miles away); For the Good of the Giants (approx. 1.7 miles away).
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