These end-of-season reports were written by rangers stationed at backcountry ranger stations in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. The reports span the years 1983 to 2004, although reports are missing for some years and for some stations. By the end of 2016 we hope/expect to make newer ranger reports available.
In these reports, rangers document wilderness issues that also concern the High Sierra Hikers Association, such as:
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Backcountry ranger stations are typically located on major trails, and are staffed during the peak visitor season, late May/early June until shortly after Labor Day. Rangers patrol the area around their stations, answer visitors' questions, assist with illnesses and injuries, and enforce park regulations.
The file names (such as 1986CharlotteDurkee.pdf) of the ranger reports have three parts:
|Year||The year for which the report was written, like 1986.|
|Ranger station||A shortened form of the ranger stations, such as Charlotte for Charlotte Lake.|
|Author||The last name of the ranger who wrote the report, such as Durkee for George Durkee. In a few cases, the ranger is unknown.|
Most of the typewritten ranger reports are searchable. To search through all of the reports, use the search box on this page. To search in a single report, locate the report, click the report to open it, and then search. The handwritten reports are not searchable.