We are driving from Caliente, CA (near Bakersfield) towards Placerville area -- leaving on a Friday morning and not needing to be in Placerville area until early evening Sunday. Trying to decide whether to stop in Sequoia for a night or two, or make our way up 395 with a stay somewhere along the way (Owens Lake?). Both sound pretty amazing . . . We're traveling with kids (10 and 8), so need activities to supplement the driving -- swimming, hiking, hugging trees, etc.
Not looking to stop in Yosemite as we have plans for visiting Yosemite in October. And, we are frequent visitors to Tahoe, so not looking to spend time there this go around.