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Kings Canyon

National Park - California

Kings Canyon National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. The park was established in 1940 and covers 461,901 acres. It incorporated General Grant National Park, established in 1890 to protect the General Grant Grove of giant sequoias.

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Official visitor map of Sequoia National Park (NP) and Kings Canyon National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia and Kings Canyon - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Sequoia National Park (NP) and Kings Canyon National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Detail of the official visitor map of Sequoia National Park (NP) and Kings Canyon National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia and Kings Canyon - Visitor Map Detail

Detail of the official visitor map of Sequoia National Park (NP) and Kings Canyon National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Late Summer Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia & Kings Canyon Guide - Late Summer 2021

Late Summer Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Summer Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia & Kings Canyon Guide - Summer 2021

Summer Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Winter Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia & Kings Canyon Guide - Winter 2020/2021

Winter Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia & Kings Canyon Guide - Fall 2019

Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Sequoia & Kings Canyon Guide - Spring 2019

Visitor Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/seki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Canyon_National_Park Kings Canyon National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. The park was established in 1940 and covers 461,901 acres. It incorporated General Grant National Park, established in 1890 to protect the General Grant Grove of giant sequoias.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Trip Planner Summer 2021 Information in this newspaper can change at any time as we work to safely increase access to these parks. Giant Sequoias Free Mobile App Giant sequoias are icons of resilience. They were once well-adapted to survive thousands of years in a landscape visited by fre, drought, and beetle attacks, but climate change is putting them at risk from all three! Last year’s Castle Fire burned so intensely that thousands of large sequoias were killed. Hotter droughts and beetle attacks are taking their toll as well. Park scientists fear that despite their incredible toughness, without action, more of these magnifcent giants may die in alarming numbers. Install the new free National Park Service app for More low-intensity wildfre, prescribed fre, and other approaches to reduce unnatural accumulations of dead trees and other vegetation will help restore groves to healthier conditions, though more research is necessary to understand what sequoias need to survive for the next two millennia. But perhaps the most powerful defenders of sequoias are those who come to the parks and learn, teach others, and take steps toward a world where the sequoias visible today stand for hundreds or thousands of years more, for future visitors to stand beneath in awe. more trip-planning information. Search for National Park Service in the iTunes or Google Play stores, and then choose Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Be sure to download content for use ofine during your visit. WiFi may be available at Kings Canyon Visitor Center in Grant Grove or at Foothills Visitor Center near the Sequoia entrance, but it's best to install before you get to the parks. The 2020 Castle Fire killed thousands of mature sequoias in the Board Camp grove. NPS / Anthony Caprio General Information ........... 2 Wildlife Safety ........................5 Grant Grove & Cedar Grove...8 Información en español ..... 10-11 Safety ................................... 3 Foothills ..................................6 National Forest Lands ............9 Información de seguridad ...... 10 Camping & SPC Tours .......... 4 Giant Forest & Lodgepole ......7 Wilderness ..............................9 Shuttles & Parking................... 12 2 General Information Contacts Frequently Asked Questions Accessibility Cell service Pets Cell service is extremely limited here, and mainly is available for some networks near entrance stations. Pets are not permitted on any trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times, or appropriately crated or caged. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended at any time. The leash must be no longer than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long. We are committed to a continuing efort to improve the accessibility of our trails and facilities so they can be enjoyed by all. If you have questions or suggestions about accessibility, please email us at SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or call us at 559-565-3341. Drones Accessibility Guide EMERGENCY — DIAL 911 No coins are needed in pay phones for 911 calls. Sequoia & Kings Canyon (NPS) 559-565-3341 (24 hour): Recorded information is available for road conditions, weather, current fres, camping, lodging, wilderness, and more. Unmanned aircraft are not allowed in these parks. This includes drones and other remotely piloted vehicles. Marijuana GPS GPS programs often misdirect travellers here. Use maps and signs, or ask for directions. Web & Social Media www.nps.gov/seki @sequoiakingsnps @sequoiakingsnps @sequoiakingsnps Sequoia National Forest/ Monument (USFS) 559-338-2251, fs.usda.gov/sequoia Yosemite National Park (NPS) 209-372-0200, nps.gov/yose California Road Conditions (CalTrans) 800-427-7623, dot.ca.gov Free Public WiFi Locations Foothills Visitor Center (Sequoia National Park), Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove). Campground Reservations Visit Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 (TDD: 877-833-6777). Possession or use of marijuana and other controlled substances inside the national parks is prohibited. While California law provides for limited possession and use of marijuana, it remains an illegal drug under federal law, which is enforced within the parks. Fire Restrictions Because of summer heat and dry conditions, fre restrictions may be in place to reduce the possibility of accidental human-caused fre. Prohibited locations for wood or charcoal fres will be posted, especially in park campgrounds. Restrictions may increase throughout the summer as fre danger increases. Check for updates on park bulletin boards, at visitor centers, or by visiting go.nps.gov/sekifrerestrictions. Firearms in these National Parks People who can legally possess frearms under federal, California, and local laws may possess frearms here. You are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable California, local, and federal frearms laws. Discharge of
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Trip Planner Summer 2021 Information in this newspaper can change at any time as we work to safely increase access to these parks. What to Expect Free Mobile App Install the new free National Park Service app for more trip-planning information. Search for National Park Service in the iTunes or Google Play stores, and then choose Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Be sure to download content for use offine during your visit. WiFi may be available at Kings Canyon Visitor Center in Grant Grove or at Foothills Visitor Center near the Sequoia entrance, but it's best to install before you get to the parks. To protect the safety of you, our employees, and our partners, we've made changes that will affect your visit. For current updates, check at visitor centers, our free mobile app, online at www.nps. gov/seki, and at our partner websites. Cover your snout! Many popular trails may be congested. Bringing a mask keeps you—and your fellow hikers—safer. Masks may be required. Give people space! Give others plenty of room whether you are on a trail, in a park store, or in a parking lot. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth if you’re near others. On behalf of park employees and partners, thank you for wearing your mask to keep us safe! General Information ........... 2 Wildlife Safety ........................5 Grant Grove & Cedar Grove...8 Información en español ..... 10-11 Safety ................................... 3 Foothills ..................................6 National Forest Lands ............9 Información de seguridad ...... 10 Camping & SPC Tours .......... 4 Giant Forest & Lodgepole ......7 Wilderness ..............................9 Shuttles & Parking................... 12 2 General Information Contacts Frequently Asked Questions Accessibility Cell service Pets Cell service is extremely limited here, and mainly is available for some networks near entrance stations. Pets are not permitted on any trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times, or appropriately crated or caged. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended at any time. The leash must be no longer than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long. We are committed to a continuing efort to improve the accessibility of our trails and facilities so they can be enjoyed by all. If you have questions or suggestions about accessibility, please email us at SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or call us at 559- 565-3341. Drones Accessibility Guide EMERGENCY — DIAL 911 No coins are needed in payphones for 911 calls. Sequoia & Kings Canyon (NPS) 559-565-3341 (24 hour): Recorded information is available for road conditions, weather, current fres, camping, lodging, wilderness, and more. Unmanned aircraft are not allowed in these parks. This includes drones and other remotely piloted vehicles. Marijuana GPS GPS programs often misdirect travellers here. Use maps and signs, or ask for directions. Web & Social Media www.nps.gov/seki @sequoiakingsnps @sequoiakingsnps @sequoiakingsnps Sequoia National Forest/ Monument (USFS) 559-338-2251, fs.usda.gov/sequoia Yosemite National Park (NPS) 209-372-0200, nps.gov/yose California Road Conditions (CalTrans) 800-427-7623, dot.ca.gov Free Public WiFi Locations Foothills Visitor Center (Sequoia National Park), Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove). Campground Reservations Visit Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 (TDD: 877-833-6777). Possession or use of marijuana and other controlled substances inside the national parks is prohibited. While California law provides for limited possession and use of marijuana, it remains an illegal drug under federal law, which is enforced within the parks. Fire Restrictions Because of summer heat and dry conditions, fre restrictions may be in place to reduce the possibility of accidental human-caused fre. Prohibited locations for wood or charcoal fres will be posted, especially in park campgrounds. Restrictions may increase throughout the summer as fre danger increases. Check for updates on park bulletin boards, at visitor centers, or by visiting go.nps.gov/sekifrerestrictions. Firearms in these National Parks People who can legally possess frearms under federal, California, and local laws may possess frearms here. You are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable California, local, and federal frearms laws. Discharge of frearms in the parks is prohibited. Free Public WiFi Locations Foothills Visitor Center (Sequoia National Park), Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove). No password is needed. Translations Delaware North (Authorized Concessioner) Welcome - You may borrow a Braille copy of the park map & guide at visitor centers. Visit www.visitsequoia.com or call (866) 807-3598 for lodging reservations. Bienvenidos - Hay un folleto en español disponible en los centros de visitante. Cedar Grove Pack Station (Authorized Concessioner)
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Trip Planner Winter 2020-2021 Information in this newspaper can change at any time as we work to safely provide access to these parks. COVID-19 Safety We encourage you to follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. You should: What to Expect To protect the safety of park visitors and employees, we've made changes that will affect your visit. For current updates, check signs at entrance stations and other areas, the free park mobile app, and our web pages at www.nps.gov/seki. Services That Are Open Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained. A limited number of campgrounds are open. Reservations are highly recommended, though walkup sites may be available at Azalea Campground. Practice social distancing. Wuksachi Lodge is scheduled to be open through winter. Reservations are strongly recommended. Lodging in Grant Grove will reopen in spring. Wash your hands frequently with soap, or use hand sanitizer if soap isn't available. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Grant Grove Market is scheduled to be open daily through winter. At Wuksachi Lodge, limited to-go food options are available daily at the restaurant or gift shop. Some visitor centers may have staff available for information and trip-planning. Hours will be limited and will vary. Park stores may be open for sales of maps, books, and other items. Exhibit areas and flms will not be open to the public. In an Emergency Call 911 from a pay phone or from your cell phone if you have service. No coins are needed, and phones are available even when facilities are closed. If you can't find a phone, contact a park employee but keep a safe distance. Pay Phone Locations • • • • • • Foothills Visitor Center Potwisha Campground Hospital Rock Picnic Area Lodgepole Market Wolverton Picnic Area (on the building near the meadow trail) Kings Canyon Visitor Center (near the restrooms) Install our free app for more trip-planning information. Search for NPS Sequoia & Kings Canyon. General Information ........... 2 Wildlife Safety ........................5 Grant Grove & Cedar Grove...8 Información en español ..... 10-12 Camping............................... 3 Foothills ..................................6 Wilderness .............................9 Información de seguridad ...... 10 Safety ................................... 4 Giant Forest & Lodgepole ......7 National Forest Lands ............9 Winter Driving......................... 12 2 General Information Contacts Frequently Asked Questions Accessibility Cell Service Pets We are committed to a continuing effort to improve the accessibility of our trails and facilities so they can be enjoyed by all. If you have questions or suggestions about accessibility, please email us at SEKI_Information@nps.gov or call us at 559-565-3341. Cell service is extremely limited here. Near the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia, AT&T provides limited service. Verizon provides limited service near the Kings Canyon entrance to Grant Grove. EMERGENCY — DIAL 911 No coins are needed in payphones for 911 calls. Sequoia & Kings Canyon (NPS) 559-565-3341 (24 hour): Recorded information is available for road conditions, weather, current fires, and more. GPS GPS programs often misdirect travelers who are driving to the parks. Use maps and signs. Web & Social Media The only ofcial park information sources online are: Pets are not permitted on any trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. They are allowed in campsites and in parking areas. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times, or appropriately crated or caged. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended or in vehicles at any time. The leash must be less than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long. Drones Unmanned aircraft are not allowed in these parks. This includes drones and other remotely piloted vehicles. Marijuana Possession or use of marijuana and other controlled substances inside the national parks is prohibited. While California law provides for limited possession and use of marijuana, it remains an illegal drug under federal law, which is enforced within the park. Fire Restrictions The Offcial Park Website www.nps.gov/seki Facebook Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Instagram sequoiakingsnps Twitter @sequoiakingsnps Campground Reservations Visit Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 (TDD: 877-833-6777) Delaware North (Authorized Concessioner) www.visitsequoia.com Cedar Grove Pack Station (Authorized Concessioner) Grant Grove: 559-335-9292 Cedar Grove: 559-565-3464 cedargrovepackstation.com Sequoia National Forest/Monument (USFS) 559-338-2251, fs.usda.gov/sequoia Yosemite National Park (NPS) 209-372-0200, nps.gov/yose Free Public WiFi Locations Foothills Visitor Center (Sequoia National Park), Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove). No password is needed. Because of dry condition
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Trip Planner Fall 2019 Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument Sequoia Parks Conservancy Our Changing Parks As you travel through the parks, you may notice standing dead trees, or recently cut tree stumps and logs. Many trees of difering species and sizes died during our recent drought. While droughts are a natural part of our climate, the recent drought was made worse by rising temperatures due in part to greenhouse gas emissions. Giant sequoias were also afected and sufered from unprecedented beetle attacks. We are working with USGS and other researchers to learn more about beetle infestations and other threats. Other, less noticeable changes are also occurring. For example, over 200 species of California birds now nest earlier each spring. Research suggests that these species are avoiding warming temperatures, which disrupts their natural (established) nesting patterns. These changes, both seen and unseen, surprise us, and make us In This Issue General Information............ 2 uneasy about what the future holds for our national parks. on sensitive species like sequoias and bighorn sheep. Recent studies suggest that our most treasured places, national parks, are also among the most vulnerable to warming temperatures. Because national parks protect large mountain ranges, expansive deserts, and other sensitive natural habitats, future temperature and rainfall changes in parks will have a greater impact than in other parts of the United States. Given the elevated risks to our parks, we are working with researchers to study possible impacts of climate change We are already seeing the efects of climate change in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and it concerns us. But it is not too late for each of us to make a positive diference. What are ways you can think of to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during your visit here, and when you return back home? Show your passion for these parks by joining us in the movement to protect them so that giant sequoias will be here for generations to come. FAQ ...................................... 2 Activities .............................. 3 Camping .......................... 4–5 Bear safety ........................... 5 Food Storage ....................... 5 Foothills................................ 6 Mineral King ........................ 6 Giant Forest & Lodgepole ... 7 Grant Grove ......................... 8 Cedar Grove ......................... 8 Wilderness Trips................... 9 U.S. Forest Service................ 9 Nature & Ecosystems ......... 11 Fire ..................................... 11 Getting Around ................. 12 Shuttles ................................ 7 Researchers monitor the response of mature giant sequoias to severe drought by measuring water content in the needles at the top of the tree. Photo © Wendy Baxter. Vehicle Length Limits ........ 12 2 General Information Contacts Frequently Asked Questions Accessibility Cell Service Pets Assistive Equipment & Technologies Cell service is extremely limited here, and mainly is available for some networks near entrance stations. Pets are not permitted on any trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times, or appropriately crated or caged. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended at any time. The leash must be less than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long. We are committed to a continuing effort to improve the accessibility of our trails and facilities so they can be enjoyed by all. If you have questions or suggestions about accessibility, please email us at SEKI_Information@nps.gov or call us at (559) 565-3341. EMERGENCY — DIAL 911 No coins are needed in payphones for 911 calls. Sequoia & Kings Canyon (NPS) 559-565-3341 (24 hour): Recorded information is available for road conditions, weather, current fires, camping, lodging, wilderness, and more. Drones Unmanned aircraft are not allowed in these parks. This includes drones and other remotely piloted vehicles. Marijuana GPS GPS programs often misdirect travellers here. Use maps and signs, or ask for directions. Web & Social Media www.nps.gov/seki @SequoiaKingsNPS @SequoiaKingsNPS @SequoiaKingsNPS Sequoia National Forest/Monument (USFS) 559-338-2251, fs.usda.gov/sequoia Yosemite National Park (NPS) 209-372-0200, nps.gov/yose Possession or use of marijuana and other controlled substances inside the national parks is prohibited. While California law provides for limited possession and use of marijuana, it remains an illegal drug under federal law, which is enforced within the parks. Firearms in these National Parks People who can legally possess firearms under federal, California, and local laws may possess firearms here. You are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable California, local, and federal firearms laws. Discharge of firearms in the parks is prohibited. Dr
Visitor Guide: Spring 2019 National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument Sequoia Parks Conservancy Healthy Parks, Healthy People By Malinee Crapsey NPS Interpretive Media Specialist, retired You knew that amazing scenery awaited you in these parks. But did you consider the possible health benefts of your visit? Across the country, people are making the connection between outdoor activity and their health. Enjoy that activity in the inspirational setting of a national park, and your benefts grow. “Nature's peace will fow into you as sunshine fows into trees,” said naturalist John Muir back in 1898. "The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like autumn leaves.” Not only that, Muir might have added, you’ll feel healthier! Let Sequoia and Kings Canyon remind you of how good it feels to move outside. You don’t have to go far or go fast. Ask any ranger about the range of trails here, from paved and level to rugged and steep. A huge variety of options await you. Stroll in the shade of a sequoia grove. Amble around a sunny meadow. Climb to the open spaces above treeline or walk a foothills trail along the river. Try a bike ride below the granite walls of the Kings Canyon. Whether you are walking, biking, or jogging, tune your senses to the natural world around you. In the open, feel the wind in your face and the sun on your skin. Let the deep quiet of the forest become part of your walk. You may notice how the smells and sounds change with each environment. As you go, some aspect of this special place is likely to stir your interest. Stop at any visitor center, where rangers will be happy to help fnd answers to questions you may have. As our former National Park Service director once said, "National parks are amazing places where exercise is disguised as adventure, and we sneak in some learning too." Here's to your health! In This Issue Bears & food storage ........ 11 Camping .............................. 4 Driving times ..................... 12 Explore on your own: Sequoia, Shuttle .............. 6 Kings Canyon, USFS .......... 7 Facilities: stores, gas .........8-9 Lodging ............................... 5 Map ...................................... 8 Nature in the parks ............. 3 Phone numbers ................... 2 Programs & tours ................ 5 Road warnings .................. 12 Safety ................................. 10 Trails .................................6-7 Visitor centers ..................... 2 Wilderness permits ........... 11 2 Finding Information Telephone & Internet EMERGENCY — DIAL 911 No coins needed in payphones. Visitor Centers, Park Stores, & Information Desks See pay phone locations by area, pages 8-9. Each center offers orientation, varied exhibits and films, and many sales items: books, maps, gifts, cards.... All profits from stores in park visitor centers support these parks! Sequoia & Kings Canyon (NPS) Foothills Visitor Center (in Sequoia) To Report a Wildfre — 559-565-3195 Limited Cell Signals & Service 1-559-565-3341 (24 hour): Press 1 for an information menu then press 1 for roads/weather/fire; press 2 for camping/lodging; 4 for wilderness; and more. GPS, Web & Social Media GPS programs often misdirect travellers here. Use maps and signs, or ask for directions. The only ofcial park information sources online are: The Offcial Park Website www.nps.gov/seki Facebook Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Instagram sequoiakingsnps Sequoia National Forest/Monument (USFS) 1-559-338-2251, fs.usda.gov/sequoia Yosemite National Park (NPS) 1-209-372-0200, nps.gov/yose California Road Conditions (CalTrans) 1-800-427-7623, dot.ca.gov WiFi Locations Foothills Visitor Center (Sequoia National Park), Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove) Translations Welcome - You may borrow a Braille copy of (NPS) Daily 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Exhibits on life in the low elevations. 1-559-565-4212. Muchas veces hay rangers aqui quienes hablan Español. Self-issue local wilderness permits outside the visitor center through 5/23, then find the Wilderness Office. Giant Forest Museum (in Sequoia) (NPS) Daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm, then 9:00 am-6:00 pm beginning May 18th. Exhibits on sequoias. 1-559-565-4480. No payphone; closest are outside at Lodgepole Market & Wolverton. Kings Canyon Visitor Center, Grant Grove (NPS) Daily 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Exhibits, movie in English & Spanish, & park store. Starting May 20: Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Exhibits, movie in English & Spanish, & park store. 1-559-565-4307. Self-issue wilderness permits outside. Payphones at market and visitor center. Lodgepole Visitor Center (in Sequoia) (NPS) Opens May 13 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Closed 5/20-21, then open 7:00 am-5:00 pm beginning 5/24. 1-559-565-4436. Payphone at the market nearby. Cedar Grove Visitor Center (in Kings Canyon) (NPS) Highway 1

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