• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Crew 91

Meet Crew 91

Crew 91 is a 10-person wildland fire crew stationed in Ash Mountain in Sequoia National Park. Their primary responsibility is preparing and conducting prescribed fire and other fuels projects throughout Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. However, they are fully qualified as wildland fire crew that can respond both locally and throughout the nation.

 
2013_Crew91
Crew 91 assigned to initial attack at Big Bear Lake on the San Bernadino National Forest in 2013.
NPS Photo
 
2013_Crew91_Hockett
Crew members fall a dead tree which ignited near the perimeter of the Hockett fire on Sequoia National Park in 2013.  While standing, this tree threatened firefighter safety and was a source of burning embers with the potential to start new spot fires.
NPS Photo
 
213_Crew91_AshMtn
Crew member ignites a prescribed burn near the Ash Mountain Visitor Center.  Periodic burning by fire management in areas surrounding park buildings protects visitors and park infrastructure from potentially damaging, unwanted wildfires.
NPS Photo
 
Pedro_web
Crew Lead Pedro Gutierrez points out a mule deer while working on a park fire.
NPS photo/Ariane Sarzotti

Did You Know?

Walter Fry in NPS uniform

After spending five days with five men cutting down a single sequoia, Walter Fry counted the growth rings on the fallen giant. The answer shocked him into changing careers. In just a few days they had ended 3266 years of growth. Fry later became a park ranger and, in 1912, the parks' superintendent.