My all time favorite hiking area!
Biggest trees, deepest canyon, tallest mountain...
Been back for many walks all around the two parks, but the real treasure for me is their High Sierra backcountry. There is hardly a more beautiful mountainscape on Earth, sublime in its desolation and remoteness.
Been through the park a few times to rock climb and bag peaks. Also through-hiked from Onion Valley in a day with a snow storm.
We took a week road trip from Vegas to Whitney to Tahoe to Sequoia and back to Vegas (and other places in between.) This was where everything started for me. When I saw the majestic mountains of Sierra and the scenery along this road trip, nothing stopped me for going back every year ever since.
too many peaks, lakes, and trails, too little time
I've been hiking here since I was a child attending summer camps. California is a beautiful place.
Flew into San Diego and drove to the Kearsarge trailhead approximately 10 miles west of Independence. My lungs worked overtime gathering oxygen molecules from the thin mountainous air as perspiration streaked across my face as I hauled my 70 pound pack towards Kearsarge Pass. Why I packed enough provisions for an extended trek across Antarctica is beyond me. Visited Charlotte Lake, hiked over Glen Pass to visit beautiful Rae Lakes before heading southbound on the JMT for Mt. Whitney. The scenery and weather were fabulous.
We hiked into Kings Canyon via the Kearsage Pass route. This was a stunning hike, and one that i would highly recommend! Next, we summited Mt Whitney, entering Sequoia NP. Whitney is one for the ages, and a must do for all, whether you take the Whitney Trail, Mountaineer's Route, or the John Muir Trail. I will return to Sequoia/Kings Canyon to further explore one day!
Will return for sure
too many times to contemplate...
I need to do some more climbing in this area.
This was my first exposure to the Sierras, back in 1968.
Some of the most amazing stuff.
The Kaweahs were one of my favorite ventures here.
Kings Canyon overlook (Cedar Grove area) and connected to Lewis Creek Trail. Mineral Kings area on the south end was a great and hardly any people.
Great memories in the SEKI. I have just relaxed here with the family on summer camping trips and also climbed Charlotte Dome. Lots to do in the SEKI.
Cool place, lots of green and huge grooves of beautiful Sequoias!