My brother is about to be deployed to the Middle East next month, so we're going to do an awesome 10 day BROadtrip through California.
Quick intinerary summary:
Day 1: Friday, May 3, - Arrive in San Fran at 11PM
Day 2: Saturday, May 4, - See San Fran
Day 3: Sunday, May 5, - Drive to Jedediah Smith Redwoods via the PCH
Day 4: Monday, May 6, - Stay in Jed Smith
Day 5: Tuesday, May 7, - Drive to Lake Tahoe
Day 6: Wednesday May 8, Lake Tahoe to Yosemite
Day 7: Thursday, May 9, - See Yosemite
Day 8: Friday, May 10, - Yosemite to Sequioa Nat
Day 9: Saturday, May 11 - See Sequoia / Kings Canyon
Day 10: Sunday, May 12 - Drive back to San Fran and depart that evening
Since many of you know these places inside and out, maybe you can tell us the best way to tackle this trip. If we need to stay longer somewhere, skip somewhere...where to camp, where NOT to camp! I read about getting wilderness permits and camping on the trailheads. How is that?
please let me know!
I keep reading conflicting things regarding Yosemite and Sequioa, specifically which one to skip, how long it takes to see, etc.
Obviously Yosemite is pretty awesome, but everyone keeps talking how the crowds are a bummer. Or, should we skip Yosemite altogether, and spend more time in Sequioa? Vice versa? Skip Tahoe altogther?
What are we primarily looking for in this trip? We are both quite active and love hardcore hikes, caving, swimming holes & and being as secluded as possible.
I am open to any and all suggestions.
Thanks in advance!Edited: 10 April 2013, 06:41