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parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby phdoofus » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:11 pm

Is there a limit to how long one can park at a trailhead in Kings Canyon? Just wondering if a couple of weeks is verboten or if it's ok as long as that's the length of your permit.



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Re: parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:25 pm

The length of your permit is fine.

Tho in Mineral King you will want to wrap up your car well to avoid having it eaten by marmots.
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Re: parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:50 pm

Though this is for Yosemite, would highly doubt it is any different for SEKI: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/thparking.htm

Parking is available at or near most trailheads, and you can park your car for the
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Re: parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby phdoofus » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:14 pm

maverick,
Yeah, I saw that too, thanks. I just like to be sure. :D
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Re: parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:25 pm

Only way to be sure is to call 559-565-3341, between 8:15-4:15 to get a live person.
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Re: parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:45 pm

I have parked at trailheads for weeks. I write a note and put it inside the windshield and beg the authorities not to tow my car! I also put a copy of my permit. I parked at the North Lake trailhead for three weeks when I did the High Route. The parking lot at Roads End is quite large. I do not think you will have any problems.
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Re: parking at trailheads in kings canyon

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:30 pm

The Rangers run plate numbers and can see that you have a permit. When Derek and I got out of the Sierra last year during the Government shut down there was a note on his car saying how our permit listed us out on a certain date and that they would come to unlock the gate we were locked behind.
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