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Sierra lilies (Lilium kelleyanum) along Eagle Creek. This lily is native to California, where it grows along streambanks, often in red fir forests. The flowers don't provide a platform for pollinators, but instead dust visitors with pollen from the long anthers that hang down.

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On The Trail
Whether we hike, climb, cave or raft the wild reaches, we must do so in a way that minimizes our impact to the ecosystem.
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In The Forest
When we saved the forests of Mineral King, we started a trend for Earthjustice. Earthjustice has been saving forests for decades, achieving many significant victories.
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On The Mountain
Mountain ecosystems are some of the first places experiencing the impacts of climate change. Earthjustice is working to protect these ecosystems and combat the change.
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By The River
Rivers across the country provide sustenance to wildlife and human communities alike. Today, many are threatened.
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By The Lake
The serene beauty of a mountain lake is undeniably special. But even these refuges are suffering—from development, wind-drifted pollution, climate change and more.
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Beneath The Sky
The silhouette of wild places should be traced by the slope of hills and mountains and the reach of trees and shrubs—not by clearcuts, drilling rigs and industrial development.
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One summer, Sam Edmondson and Chris Jordan-Bloch backpacked through Mineral King. This is their story.

Closeup of Black Kaweah and Red Kaweah from Black Rock Pass in Mineral King Valley. > Read Feature

Resources for Visitors

Thinking about visiting Mineral King? Take a look at some resources that may be helpful in planning your trip.

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