We’re headed east to Sequoia AND King's Canyon National Parks! Lovers of geology, tranquility, and nature are sure to love this weekend getaway. The opportunities are endless as you can visit iconic and oh so Instagram worthy sites such as the Giant Forest, General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Crystal Cave, and Tunnel Log.
We’ll start off the weekend with a magical hike through the Giant Forest. "Visitors to the Giant Forest use a lot of the same words to describe it, including "awe-inspiring," "amazing" and a "must-see." The large sequoia grove is home to more than 8,000 sequoias – the most of any other grove in the park. The Giant Forest is also home to the famous General Sherman Tree, the largest living sequoia in the world." - US News
Image credit: Jim Bahn
Next we'll take the hike to Moro Rock. This granite dome rewards hikers with a breathtaking view of the Great Western Divide and the western half of Sequoia National Park.
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There are about 400 steps that lead up to the top. Most visitors declare it completely worth the workout to enjoy the amazing views at the summit.
Image credit: James St. John (CC BY-SA 2.0)
"While the towering trees are the superstars of Sequoia National Park, there are plenty of other amazing places to explore. Crystal Cave is one not to miss, according to travelers, many of whom call it a surprise highlight of their visit. The subterranean marble cavern is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. It also features all sorts of colorful minerals, forming blue, green, yellow, black, white, orange and red deposits and formations along walls, ceilings and floors of caves, which often surprises visitors." - US News
Photo by David Liu on Wikimedia Commons
"Next up is a drive through The Tunnel Log, located along the Crescent Meadow Road in the Giant Forest. It offers a fun photo op for park visitors. This enormous tree, which fell across the road in 1937, was 275 feet tall and 21 feet at the base when it collapsed. The tunnel was cut through the tree the following year and ever since, visitors have been drawn to the novelty of it. The park service believes the tree is at least 2,000 years old." - US News
Image by Pavel Spindler from Wikimedia Commons
After a full day at the park, we’ll head back to our lovely cabin in the woods. This luxurious mountain retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind. There are multiple decks for dining and relaxing.
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- Coordination of carpools to Sequoia National Park and back
- 2 nights in a comfortable bed in our luxurious cabin in the woods
- All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
- Snacks (fruits, veggies, cheese, crackers, and desserts)
- All alcohol (beer, cider, wine, champagne, and mixed drinks)
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- Parties (karaoke and dance party)
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- Carpool to our cabin in the woods
- Settle in with a welcome drink and snacks
- Meet everyone else on the trip
- A light meal will be served
- Breakfast at the house
- Drive to Sequoia National Park
- Hike the Giant Forest
- Photo ops at General Sherman Tree
- Hike up to Moro Rock
- Drive through Tunnel Log
- Relax and unwind
- Dinner at the house
- Drinks, games, dancing, and karaoke
- Breakfast at the house.
- Pack up and check out by 11 AM
- Explore the Crystal Caves
- Carpool back to SF
- Optional group lunch/dinner on the way home
The planned activities are all optional. You are free to do what you wish on this trip.
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Passengers are responsible for splitting gas/toll costs
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