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Toast Your Toes in the Warming Hut!

With winter around the corner it is Warming Hut time again! The 2016/2017 Warming Hut season will kick off on Thanksgiving Day and continue through the end of March. Open every weekend and throughout the Christmas holidays, the Warming Hut offers our chilled visitors free hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, tea and a roaring [...]

Toast Your Toes in the Warming Hut!2016-11-01T20:36:42-07:00

Snowshoe Hikes Get You Out and About

Winter is coming to the Big Trees, and free guided snowshoe hikes will once again be offered to the public every Saturday once the ground is blanketed with snow. The snowshoe hikes offer Park visitors a chance to get a close look at the Big Trees sequoia grove and surrounding forest in winter and to [...]

Snowshoe Hikes Get You Out and About2016-11-02T17:00:03-07:00

California Naturalist Program Returning to Big Trees

The very successful Calfornia Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees this coming summer. The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public [...]

California Naturalist Program Returning to Big Trees2016-11-01T20:40:32-07:00

Footprints in the Park Mural Project

As a contribution to the vision of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the Arts of Bear Valley piloted a children's mural project, titled "Footprints in the Park” over the 4th of July week. It brought many families into the Park—with some even returning to the reception to see the finished product. The design and most [...]

Footprints in the Park Mural Project2016-11-02T20:09:30-07:00

Big Plans for the Future of the Park

In the summer of 2015, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) held a series of brainstorming sessions with docents, staff, the CBTA Board and other interested people regarding possible changes to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park general plan. This was part of the process of conceptual facility planning for our Park. The general [...]

Big Plans for the Future of the Park2016-11-02T20:09:30-07:00

The Impact of Drought on the Giant Sequoias

The present drought in California is the most prolonged in nearly two thousand years. In a study of tree ring width of fallen giant sequoias (Sequoadendron giganteum) in the central region of the Sierra, extending from Yosemite to Sequoia National Park, Hughes and Brown (Climate Dynamics 6: 161-167, 1991) found evidence for an average of [...]

The Impact of Drought on the Giant Sequoias2016-11-02T20:09:30-07:00