Cancelled: Hike the Lady Bug Trail Sequoia National Park

  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • Three Rivers Arts Center - 41673 N. Fork Drive, Three Rivers, CA
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This event has been postponed due to weather conditions.  Please stay tuned for future updates on this event.



When:  Saturday April 8, 2017.


Where:  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Three Rivers Arts Center (41673 N. Fork Drive, Three Rivers – carpool to the start of the trail)


Bring:  Sack lunch, water, and camera. (Cell phones are out of range)


Wear:  Wear layers of clothes and comfortable walking shoes


Distance: 5 miles (8 km) one way
Elevation: 3,600 - 5,100 ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 4-7 hours round trip (not including stops for rest or picture taking)


Cost: AEP Members - Free, Non-Members - $10


A quiet, little-used trail full of contrasts awaits hikers of the Ladybug Trail in the remote southern end of Sequoia National Park. The trail crosses rushing streams, wanders under towering silent canyon live oaks, and winds alongside grassy hillsides as it threads its way for four miles into the steep foothill country on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Dogs are not permitted. For more information on the location go to


AEP Central Chapter Member, Tim Bailey, will be our guide.  Tim is a Planner IV at the Tulare County Resource Management Agency. However, Tim is also a credentialed, retired federal law enforcement officer, having spent 20 years in the public safety, law enforcement, and military community, Tim retired out of Sequoia National Park in 2014 after spending 10 years there working on a specialized investigative and interdiction team. Tim's service extends across two decades and includes time served with local EMS resources, the NYPD, the Israeli National Police, the Israeli Defense Forces, and the US National Park Service where he also received cross-deputization with several local sheriff departments.  Tim owns and manages a small natural resource security consultancy, the Sierra Technical Advisory Group LLC., that may be viewed here - Bio link 

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