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The upper image (FAREWELL GAP) is a view looking south along the axis of the Mineral King valley.

The East Fork of the Kaweah River is in the foreground.

The National Park Service operates campgrounds at Cold Springs (centrally located in the valley) and at Atwell Mill (about 6 miles down the road from the historic Mineral King community).

Midway between these two campgrounds is the Silver City Resort with lodging, a restaurant and small store selling basic camping supplies and souvenier items.

Farewell Gap, at 10,586 feet, is in the center of the image with the Little Kern River valley beyond.

It is framed by West Florence Peak at 11,783 feet on the left , and by Vandever Mountain, at 11,947 feet, on the right.

These are not "live" webcams since there is no electrical power anywhere in the Mineral King valley to support such operation.

All the webcams and the meteorological station obtain power from solar panels that store energy in batteries.

In order to preserve the valley it was annexed into Sequoia National Park in 1978.

The lower image (MINERAL KING) is a view looking in the opposite direction, north toward Timber Gap which is at an elevation of 9,511 feet.

Timbers from that area were used for shoring in the famous, now abandon, Empire Mine located in the upper right of the image.

The National Park Service is greatfully acknowledged for hosting this webcam.

In the winter, a 10 foot tall pole in the right foreground, with alternating one foot bands, is used to determine snow depth.

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