Stanislaus National Forest, Hathaway Pines

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The National Forest Foundation (NFF), chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System, administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests. http://www.nationalforests.org/

The Forest Service manages a system of 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 222 research and experimental forests, as well as other special areas, covering more than 192 million acres of public land. The Forest Service has evolved into a 30,000 employee agency that manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.
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  • We went through the Park Road to Yosemite. The path is very nice, has some vantage points as the so-called Rim of the world and the best are the Rainbow Pools, although the place is not as well maintained as in Yosemite for example.
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  • This really is the most beautiful national park that I have driven thru. It is so oh so very scenic and it takes you up to heights of 9000ft and then down. The road goes up and down and zig zag - just...  more »
  • We were driving 120 west of Yosemite and this time saw the Stanislaus National Forest again in this area. Due to a forest fire a few years back, this area of the Stanislaus National Forest is still re...  more »
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  • We went to Big Trees park to see the redwoods. The most amazing redwood forest I have ever seen!!! We loved this park, as we were walking on the path we encountered millions of lady bugs flying around, it looked like it was snowing. The trees were so huge and the were so many of them. The park was were well maintained and well kept. It was very peaceful and tranquil. I long to go back soon...
  • What a great park. Everywhere you look, you see nothing but beauty. The trees were amazing. The kids loved the walk, the educational aspect, and the gorgeous scenery. I love seeing my girls smile that way.
  • We enjoy visiting this portion of the Stanislaus National Forest. The area has great views and few people. On the road to the ridge line, there is often a section where the road is flooded. The Forest Service has lined both sides of the road to prevent people from going around it. However, the flooded section is now very deep and most trucks can't make it through. Since the Forest Service apparently has lots of rock to use, they could place cobble sized rocks into the flooded section and increase drainage away from the flooded section. Rock would stabilize the bottom of the flooded section and keep vehicles from getting trapped.
  • Beautiful pine tree forest. Nice lakes and rivers. A million acres of space. Deep blue skies. Lots of stars at night in the summer.
  • I don't want to come off the wrong way but there are a lot of rude people that go against the grain of sharing the hills for when families want to get together during snow season and slide down them. The only families I seen giving everybody a hard time and playing that game of not understanding English was the Hispanic group. I seen a lot of people trying to speak with those families to get their children out of the way While others tried to slide down the hill but they were popping attitude getting crazy with individuals and basically acting as if it was their property / land. It's like when you bring your kids to the park and there's a family that allows their children to go up the slide while others are trying to slide down it and not saying anything to them and getting upset when other parents step forward and ask them to ask their child to stop getting in the way and going against the grain and stopping other children or adults from having fun doing it the right way. I can see somebody getting into it a scuffle / confrontation if it over he hasn't happened due to poor parenting and people needing an attitude adjustment. It's a very beautiful place and great for sightseeing but there's something that needs to be done in areas that are meant for people to enjoy the snow during the season with their families.
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