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Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias; Author: Brenda L. Negley

Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias, a Granddaughter's Stories


Discover the quaint historic area of Nelder Grove, tucked into the Sierra National Forest just south of Yosemite National Park's Mariposa Grove.


Five miles as the eagle flies, away from the crowds of Yosemite, Nelder Grove is a magical land where history lives in 1,540 acres of wilderness. Home to more than 99 mature giant sequoias left standing, a tree larger by mass than any other living thing, Nelder Grove stands as an ancient witness to time, a towering canopy for seekers of adventure, beauty, and understanding of the natural world.


Brenda Negley spends countless hours exploring the grove and researching its past. As granddaughter of campground hosts John and Marge Hawksworth, she is uniquely able to tell the nedler story. With childhood memories of its creels, trials and logging roads, and her own stint as a camp host, Brenda shares her knowledge in the most comprehensive book available on Nedler Grove. Included are tips on camping, picnicking, hiking, and spending time in appreciation of one of the most fascinating places on earth.

Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias

SKU: 9780578180298
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