Middle Fork Canyon

Middle Fork Canyon (HMTS7)

Location: Sequoia National Park, CA 93262 Tulare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 32.685', W 118° 45.26'

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An earlier road to Giant Forest, completed in 1903, quickly proved inadequate for increasing motor car use. Completion of a new road providing wider turns and less grade became a high priority, so a road survey of the Middle Fork Canyon was ordered in 1918. Following a zone of softer metamorphic rock, the road construction was still an arduous task. In 1926, visitors were able to travel the new highway from Ash Mountain to Giant Forest.

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.
HM NumberHMTS7
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 342973 N 4045803
Decimal Degrees36.54475000, -118.75433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 32.685', W 118° 45.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 32' 41.10" N, 118° 45' 15.60" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 140 Crescent Meadow Rd, Sequoia National Park CA 93262, US
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