We will be driving this summer from LV to SFO stopping along the way at Death Valley, Sequioa/Kings Canyon and Yosemite. After we leave Death Valley I'd like to drive up 395 to see Manzanar (Japanese internment center) .. .then head over to SEKI. All of the postings suggest that there are only two entrances to SEKI -- 180 East from Fresno and 190 East from Porterville. The southern-most of those two entrances (190) is 4.5 or 5 hours from Manzanar, which is a long drive. But when I look at google maps there seems to be an entrance at the very south part of SEKI at Kernville (Rt 99). So I am thinking we would enter SEKI at that point and work our way North. Wondering why no-one on this forum seems to be mentioning that, since it seems to be a more direct wat to SEKI from the South.
Where would you recommend we sleep, as we are coming from DV? Looking for a hotel or house rental (are there any rental house areas like at Yosemite West)?