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Mineral King: The Foundation of Modern Environmental Law
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Atop The King: Explore
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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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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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.
Explore Mountains.
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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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By The River
Rivers across the country provide sustenance to wildlife and human communities alike. Today, many are threatened.
Explore Rivers.
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Walking the King's High Ways

Take a walk through the Mineral King Valley and experience the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Photo of Mineral King. > Watch Video Experience

Atop The King Of Wild Places

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

Hell Trail to Paradise

Read the behind-the-scenes story of the journey to gather the video and photo materials for this website.

Sam stocks up on water at the last stream they would see before heading up to the impassable summit. This river cut right through the rocky slopes that it scrambled down. It was a perfect high alpine stream.. > Get Behind the Scenes
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