Hi, we have planned a trip for next week to SeKi and will be taking two families with children aged 3-7. Our itinerary will be:
Monday: Leave Ventura CA and drive to Cat Haven just outside of park on the way in, set camp in Dorst, relax.
Wed: Panoramic Point, Hume Lake to rent boats, lunch at Hume, then KC Scenic Byway in afternoon with stops at Yucca Point, Grizz Falls, Boyden Cave, Roaring River Falls, and do Zumwalt Meadow Loop. Perhaps a Wonders of Night Sky Ranger talk back at Wuksachi for the older kids at 9PM later that night.
Thurs: Explore the Giant Forest area including museum, Beetle Rock Nature Center, Moro Rock, Tharp's Log, and Crescent Meadow, plus Round Meadow if time allows. For dinner we are intrigued by the BBQ at Wolverton.
Friday: Head home to Ventura CA
Does this itinerary leave enough time for the activities listed?
Is there a better approach that we should consider?
What is the best time of day and location to "encounter" a bear or deer.
All of the people in the party are active and good hikers including the 3 year old.