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      Yosemite National Park Mar 17, 2014 at 5:10 AM

      Hi, planning a post retirement ( Military/LE ) trip to the West Coast this July. We have booked most of the trip but I would value your advice. Boyhood dream to visit Yosemite, although my wife and 2 teenage daughters ambivalent! We have booked an RV out of San Francisco for 4 nights to head to Yosemite, unfortunately we couldn't get any site in the Valley and have secured 2 nights at Hodgdon Meadow!! My question is ;- should we continue with the RV plan and look to drive into the valley on a daily basis so I can hike OR should we hire a car, stay at a good hotel (girls can use the pool etc) and I can drive into the valley to hike. What do you think?

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      Hostels to stay in near Union Station LA

      Los Angeles Apr 5, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      Hello all!

      I am flying into LAX next Sunday at 9pm and I am looking for a place to stay until I get my AMTRAX train from Union Station up to San Francisco on Tuesday morning.

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      I really look forward to hearing from you!
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      safe area to stay

      San Francisco 7 hours ago

      Hi there,
      hope you can help!! I have planned a 7 night trip to Sanfrancisco in April Next year. There are 5 of us going so I needed to rent out an apartment. The only one I can find with the bedrooms and outside space in in lower Haight. Its actually on page and Divisadero. Would this area be safe to stay in and can we easily get to the main sights such as Fishermans Wharf and Union Square. I haven't been to SF since 1999 and then I stayed with relatives in San Jose so we just came for day trips.
      Kind regards
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      Yosemite National Park Mar 23, 2014 at 12:45 AM

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    • Historic National Parks/Factory Outlet

      California Mar 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      Reading the guide books there are so many historic parks - probably all with a slightly different twist, so please which are the ones to see and which are the ones to avoid.

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      One day in Sequoia national park

      by Nanpops Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      In early April we are travelling from Paso Robles to Visalia where we plan to stay the night then have a full day in the park. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 16, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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      Day trip into park

      by Nanpops Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      What is doable in a day trip if we stay a night in Fresno and a night in Visalia in April?

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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      Best route from the coast

      by sharrison4 Online Now Jan 11, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      My family will be traveling up the CA coast from San Diego. Where is the best place to break off and make the trip to Sequoias? Any suggestions and advice will be super welcome!
      Sabrina

      7 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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      Quaint Lodging between LA and Three Rivers

      by mckinney3 Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      I would rather not land in LA but I can't resist the non-stop low price fares out of Atlanta, Georgia. I want to exit LA as fast as possible but drive more than 1.5 - 2 hours to stop for the night on the way for a month long trip that will begin in Sequoia National Park (actually Silver City.) I would love to find something (B&B, Inn, Cabin) other than a chain motel along the way but it sure is not surfacing in all my research.

      Any suggestions?

      8 Answers Jan 2, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    • Vegas, Zion, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Sequoia - in 9 days?

      by Mrsgilroy Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      My husband says "let's go to the Grand Canyon" for our 20th anniversary. Well in doing all my research, I learn the location (and existence!) of Sequoia and now I just can't imagine being so close and not seeing the trees...

      We fly into Vegas April 10th, arriving at 11:40am. We are to return home April 18th, leaving at 10:55pm. These are the only plans I have set so far. Got airfare from Maryland for $300 a piece.

      I've tried to map loops to keep us going in one direction without backtracking and was hoping I could figure 8 these in...

      I've even thought about flying into someplace in California and starting there...

      My initial plans were touring completely just east of Vegas, but after discovering Sequoia...
      Most years we vacation in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, so this area seems more like us than the things east of Vegas, but I also know I need to see these places during my life!

      Can they be done in 9 days without my entire family (two kids, 11 & 12 and DH) hating me from all the time on the road?

      Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to the replies!

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM
    • Sequoia NP in mid April

      by davis224 Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      I'll be in the park April 20-21, are tire chains going to be required even if no snow is present? I'll be sticking to the Kingshighway. I'll only have an evening and morning there, planning on Giant forest and Moro Rock, anything I should know?

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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      Drive times Within Parks

      by mckinney3 Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Actually , I am trying to decide to stay inside or outside the park. I need a handle on drive times to help me make that decision.

      So If I am 3 rivers area:
      Drive time to Ash mountain entrance?
      Drive time to Giant Forset
      Drive time to Moro Rock
      Drive time to Crescent Meadow

      So, If I am in John Muir Lodge area:
      Drive time to Grant Grove
      Drive time to Cedar Grove
      Drive time to Yosemite entrance

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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      Confused about lodging in sequoia and kings canyon NP

      by mckinney3 Online Now Jan 27, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      I am starting to put together an extended trip. Part of trip includes time in these parks. I completely understand within national park lodgings and accept that "it is what it is."

      However, the reviews of the best places in these parks just resound with negatives and have left my head spinning on where to stay. I will be entering from the south and will spend a couple of nights in the three rivers location to get acclimated after travel. I thought we would spend time at two locations in the park to avoid driving in and out but I can't seem to settle on anywhere because of the terrible reviews (trip advisor)

      I've figured out the hikes and the drives. So where to stay for 3 nights each?

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM
    • Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park?

      by Urbanomad Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 7:36 AM

      Hi,

      I'm going with some friends on a trip in June to San Francisco and Los Angeles and we wanted to pass by one the National Parks.... we don't have many days so we want to spend 2 days at Yosemite National Park or Sequoia National Park. Can anyone that has visited these 2 Parks give me they're opinion of what which Park they recommend / prefer?

      Thanks in advance,

      Michael

    • Motorcycle Trip from Death Valley (October 7 - 11)

      by scudderdan Online Now Oct 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM

      I'm riding out of Vegas on October 7th. I plan to spend a day in Death Valley (actually just a sunset and a sunrise). Then I would like to cross the Sierras into Sequoia National Park. I would like to take Sherman Pass road. Can anyone tell me what the conditions on this road are like this time of year? Also, is there fuel available on that road? (J41).

      3 Answers Oct 4, 2010 at 5:34 PM
    • Food availability

      by patbarajas1954 Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM

      I understand there is a small market inside the park. Anyone know if they have fresh fruit, lunchmeat, eggs, cheese, milk and ice. Any vegetables? Smokes?

      Please email me at barajas@email.com.

      I would appreciate any other info on this small store. We have a big family and may need to add to our food supply.

      Thanks
      Pat

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2010 at 8:25 PM
    • Looking for guidance on travelling to Sequoia and Yosemite

      by Newfoundlandgirl Online Now Jun 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

      My husband and I are travelling to see some of the National Parks by rail this fall. We are leaving Portland OR on the 19th of October and have to be in Las Vegas on the night of the 23rd or early on the 24th. We know that some of the facilities will be closed but would like to see as much as possible. Neither one of us is a great hiker and we are trying to do as little by car as possible. Is it doable or are we just dreaming? I have figured out how to get into Yosemite (where should we stay that is not too pricey?) and we can leave by booking a train to Fresno and getting the bus out of the park. How to get to Sequoia - is my only option renting a car?

      1 Answer Jun 17, 2010 at 9:34 AM
    • Advice on Camping in the Park

      by amberwn Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM

      We are staying at Dorst Campground for 1 week with a group of friends and family the end of June this year. From what we've read, all food needs to be stored in the bear containers provided by the park. However I'm now wondering if we'll have enough room in the containers to fit our dry food and coolers. Does anyone know the size of the bear containers for the campsites? It also sounded like there are a few group bear containers, and I am wondering about the size of them as well.

      Also any tips or information you can give us about camping there relating to food, would be great. We've done a lot of camping, both backpack and car, but now with kids we do mostly car camping around Las Vegas area, so food issues aren't revelant. I just want to make sure we have enough food for us for the week, and have adequate storage for our refridgeable items.

      On our campsite we'll have possibly 6 adults and 2 kids. Thanks!

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    • Las Vegas to Sequoia National

      by 12121232 Online Now Oct 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM

      I am going to be in Las Vegas for a week next week and would like to take a trip for a couple of days north or west of there. Any suggestions from anyone? We are considering Death Valley, Sequoia, or possibly California Coast. How far is it to the coast, or Sequoia?
      Thanks
      D

      5 Answers Dec 7, 2009 at 7:25 AM
    • 1.5 days in Sequoia/King's Canyon - need advice

      by punkzip Online Now Jul 14, 2008 at 3:51 PM

      I am coming from Fresno and will have about 1 1/2 days to spend in Sequoia/King's Canyon. My hotel is in Three Rivers near the Sequoia entrance. I had some questions.

      In this short time, is it worthwhile to visit Grant's Grove (particularly since my hotel is near Sequoia)? I figure I can take 180 from Fresno, visit Grant's Grove, and then head through the park to Three Rivers. Or is it better just to head to Sequoia first from Fresno (is 99-198 the fastest way?) and just concentrate on Sequoia/Giant Forest, skipping King's Canyon and Grant's Grove.

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2008 at 2:20 PM
    • Easy Travel Mode to Sequoia National Park

      by YolandaHikes Online Now May 23, 2008 at 9:39 AM

      The bus picks up at different hotel locations in Visalia. As far as backpacking goes, the bus has a lot of leg room and also bike racks for any cyclists. Overall, the cost for a round-trip ticket is pretty reasonable, plus the free shuttles take you to multiple locations when inside the park.

      1 Answer May 23, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    • YMCA camps

      by danieldeleeuw Online Now Apr 20, 2008 at 1:17 AM

      I'am thinking of enrolling my son in a YMCA skate camp at Lake Sequoia. Can someone share experiences they have with YMCA camps. One of the things is that we are not religious. I' am wondering if the 'C' in YMCA is very prominent when you spend time in such a camp.

      Daniel de Leeuw

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2010 at 9:25 AM
    • Transportation to Trailhead

      by dorindagunther Online Now Mar 2, 2008 at 10:26 AM

      I am planning a lengthy backpack trip within the park in August. there will be 4 of us with packs and suitcases flying into Fresno Airport. I'm wondering if there is some shuttle service to transport us from A)airport to Cedar Grove Lodge and then B) from Cedar Grove Lodge to trailhead (Roads End) so that we don't have to leave a rental car sitting for 10 days @30/day!

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    • winter options in Sierras

      by golaso Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 9:39 PM

      Help me decide, VT friends! Later this month, we will be leaving Yosemite on a Thursday and have an afternoon flight to catch on the following Sunday. We would like to tour the EASTERN Sierras, especially Mono Lake to Big Pine, but all passes south of Hwy 88 are likely to be closed... making for a long northerly loop via Carson Pass. Another "wanna do" is to see Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs (a couple of days to do it justice?). Is it worth the time & effort, considering March weather, to do either? ...both? What would YOU do, within this limited timeframe? Does anyone have a good grasp on driving times to either locale (from Yosemite)? Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Mar 5, 2008 at 2:48 AM
    • Sequoia NP vs. Redwood NP

      by memeof4 Online Now Oct 3, 2007 at 12:22 PM

      We will be in California the first week in August,2008. The main things we want to see are the big trees. We won't be able to visit both parks so, which one is best???

      5 Answers Oct 8, 2007 at 8:48 PM
    • Grand Canyon - Sequoia National Park - Distance

      by djb1973 Online Now Jan 30, 2007 at 5:29 AM

      Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are staying at the Grand Canyon - (nearest entrance from Las Vegas) and would then like to drive from the Grand Canyon to Sequoia National Park. How long would it likely take to drive?

      Then from Sequoia, how far is it back to Las Vegas.

      Thank you in advance.

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2007 at 9:48 AM
    • Traveling from Death Valley to Sequoia

      by dbuckley321 Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 6:35 PM

      I'm taking a southern CA trip this summer, but have limited time. I've got my heart set on visiting Death Valley, and was hoping to jump up to Sequoia for a couple of days as well. But mapquest seems to be telling me the the only way to get between the two places is roughly an 8 hour drive, presumably because the mountains on Sequoia's east side are impassable? I'm really hoping there's a solution to this problem. Please let me know. Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2006 at 12:02 AM
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      Traveling throughout Sequoia

      by mmyerspa Online Now Jul 22, 2006 at 10:24 AM

      I am finally going to Sequoia! (next weekend). I'll just be able to spend one day in Sequoia, and plan to start in the Giant Forest, then go to Grant Grove. How long will it take to drive between the two locations? Any suggestions on what to see along the way would be greatly appreciated!

      1 Answer Aug 6, 2006 at 10:52 AM
    • Where to go between Sequoia NP and Las Vegas

      by Sulcata Online Now Feb 14, 2006 at 10:42 AM

      We are travelling from San Jose to Las Vegas by car. We plan to stay overnight in Sequoia NP. I then only want a maximum 5 hour drive before stopping again to visit another national park or some other touristy location and stay the night - finishing the trip to Las Vegas on the third day (again wanting a maximum 5 hour drive). Any ideas?

      1 Answer Feb 19, 2006 at 8:01 AM
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      Arriving from the east - via 395

      by mmyerspa Online Now Apr 9, 2005 at 9:32 PM

      I am planning a trip to Lone Pine, and would like to sojourn in Sequoia as well. What's the best way to get into the park from the east? Yahoo maps has me taking a 6 hour detour...south on 395, and then north on 99.

      2 Answers Apr 10, 2005 at 7:45 AM
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      Touring Tips

      by dahowarduk Online Now Jul 22, 2004 at 10:43 AM

      We live in the UK, and are flying into Las Vegas for 2 weeks, from September 13th. For our 2nd week (as we head back towards Las Vegas from Santa Barbara, we wanted to find somewhere to base ourselves for a couple of days, where we could do some hiking and see some glorious countryside. Is Sequoia N.P. a good choice? If so, where should we stay, and can you recommend a hotel? MANY THANKS David Howard dahowarduk@ntlworld.com

    • Sequoia or Death Valley?

      by Kevin72 Online Now Jul 8, 2004 at 9:55 AM

      If you were driving from LA to Vegas and had a choice of either seeing Sequoia or Death Valley, which would you choose? Is it reasonable to see Sequoia one day and then Death Valley the next? Seems like it is not a quick route from one park to the other.

      7 Answers Jul 13, 2004 at 9:53 PM
    • Las Vegas to Sequoia

      by gofish55 Online Now May 22, 2004 at 8:49 PM

      How long is the drive likely to take? Are we crazy for driving Las Vegas to Sequoia on day and on to San Francisco the next?

      2 Answers May 23, 2004 at 12:56 AM
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      Best itinerary

      by GUYON Online Now Feb 9, 2003 at 12:19 AM

      What is the best (quickest) itinerary between Las Vegas and Sequoia Park ? How much time ? Is there a East entrance to the Sequoia Park ?

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2003 at 1:46 AM
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      Where to stay ?

      by GUYON Online Now Feb 8, 2003 at 2:46 AM

      Where can we stay in Summer : a) Within the Park ? Suggestion ? b) Near the entrance : where ? In Fresno ? Any suggestion would be helpful. Thanks RAY