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Hike-in tent cabins at Sequoia National Park high camp available

July 27, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Cabins at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National Park. Hikers walk in 11.5 miles to stay at the plush cabins.
Cabins at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp in Sequoia National Park. Hikers walk… (Delaware North Cos. Parks…)

Reservations for tent cabins along the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park usually sell out in a few hours when the booking period opens in January. But this year spaces are still available in August and September for the six cabins at 7,800 feet because of a legal wrangle over the use of pack animals that delayed the camp's opening.

Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, a park tradition for 80 years, is a treat for guests who hike in 11.5 miles and find beds, hot showers and home-cooked meals awaiting them amid a quiet Sierra meadow.

Spaces are available for Wednesday and Thursday as well as Aug. 5, 15, 26 and Sept. 19-22. Prices start at $175 a person a night, based on double occupancy. It includes bedding, cabins and daily breakfast and dinner.

The camp opened June 29, later than anticipated, after a federal judge in January ruled the National Park Service violated the Wilderness Act by not including a management plan to evaluate the effect of pack animals, according to a story in the Fresno Bee. The action halted permits for all commercial horse and mule packers until the same judge issued temporary authorization for a limited amount of permits in May.

Info: Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, (866) 807-3598
 

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