I am in the early stages of planning a trip to California next April. On a map it looks as though US 395 forms an interesting North South route from Carson City virtually to LA. I would like to take detours from the road to visit Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Death Valley National Parks. I know that 120 to Yosemite will be closed at that time of year.
My questions are is US 395 a reasonably scenic drive?
Are the roads into Sequoia and Kings Canyon likely to be open to a car without snow chains?
Any suggestions as to other places to stop off?