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07.26.2012

Coveted Tent Cabins Available at Wuksachi Lodge's Bearpaw High Sierra Camp


For the first time in years, summer season bookings are available at the one-of-a-kind camp that sells out six months in advance
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif., July 26, 2012—For nearly eight decades Sequoia National Park hikers have enjoyed the luxurious tent cabins, warm beds, hot showers and home-cooked gourmet meals at Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Sequoia and managed by Wuksachi Lodge. With only six cabins, reservations for the camp’s summer season typically sell out in two hours each January. However, for the first time in recent memory, reservations can be made for August and September dates after a legal issue over permits allowing pack mules to transport supplies in the National Park delayed its opening this summer.
 
The one-of-a-kind camp sits at the end of an 11.5 mile moderate hike along the High Sierra Trail in the backcountry of Sequoia National Park. The outbound journey, which ends at an elevation of 7,800 feet, offers breathtaking views of the Great Western Divide, creek crossings and countless glimpses of wildlife.
 
Since Bearpaw’s inception, all supplies have been transported in and out of the camp via pack mules, which were permitted to resume supplying the camp once the legal issue was resolved earlier this year.
 
"This is a really rare opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted the unique Bearpaw experience but couldn't book in time," said Wuksachi Lodge Assistant General Manager Brandy Frederich.
 
Available dates and online specials are being shared on the Bearpaw High Sierra Camp Facebook page and reservations can also be found at http://visitsequoia.com.
 
For more information and to inquire on availability, call (866) 807-3598 (international callers dial 801-559-4930). For permit information, trail maps and conditions information, call (559) 565-3766.
 
To allow time to acclimate to the elevation and get a good night’s rest before hiking or driving home, it is recommended that would-be campers stay at Wuksachi Lodge the night before and after their Bearpaw High Sierra Camp experience. For lodge reservations, call (866) 449-4902 or visit http://VisitSequoia.com

About Wuksachi Lodge
Located in the heart of Sequoia National Park on the western slope of the Central Sierra, the 102-room Wuksachi Lodge features a panoramic mountain setting, full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge, retail shop, and 1,320 square feet of dedicated meeting space. Furnishings reflect an upscale, natural decor highlighting native granite rock, oak, cedar, and hickory woods as well as modern guest amenities such as Internet access. Wuksachi Lodge is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading hospitality management companies, under contract with the National Park Service.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special PlacesSM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
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