Yes they are but the perimeter is really big now...frequently in a Natl. forest they let it burn, I guess parts of it are really remote, but they do have some sort if defensive line along the edge of the grove.
It's interesting, I've been watching the map of the perimeter and the shapes they have taken on ...at one point there was a finger of the fire running down the mountain toowards Grant Grove looked kind of like a dragon, now its sort of a goat thing looking back over its shoulder. Going to continue examining the shapes. Wondered if I could imagine it taking on a whale like form to bring a watery energy in....and thereby extinguish the fire. ...well. It's a thought.
...Zoom in on the perimeter map in the first link of this thread..Grant grove is near the bottom of the map, make that bigger till you see Grant Grove Village,
Grant grove is just above that to the left a little.
We usually stay in the village and picnic in an area along the road to the grove.
Kings Canyon Lodge has already burned down a couple weeks ago, .though we never stayed there I am in awe of their vintage gas pumps that remain standing and are apparently still functional.
https://abc30.com/news/rough-fire-destr ... ge/952365/
The biggest tree in the world in volume the General Sherman is not in this grove but a good deal south in a different part of the park.
Continued protective thoughts please.