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Drawing Inspiration from the Parks

Every year John Brantingham, Ann Brantingham, Scott Creley and I teach art, science, and poetry at a weeklong volunteer camp in Sequoia National Park. We watch bears, hike to see marmots and the world’s largest tree, and help with park maintenance … Continue reading

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The Karl Marx Tree

In the Fall of 1885 a group of socialist utopians created The Kaweah Colony in the Giant Forest in what is now Sequoia National Park.  Their community was based equal work and equal compensation for men and women.  The colonists filed … Continue reading

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Why are there so many bears in the Wolverton Campground? A History

George Melendez Wright Conducts an Early Biological Survey Anyone who camps at Wolverton in Sequoia National Park is likely to see a large number of black bears during their stay. Although Wolverton was a Boy Scout Camp from 1939-2011, today … Continue reading

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