I need your help. I have wanted to see the giant trees my entire life and am now finally in a position where I can plan the looong road trip from Kentucky to finally see them. I have been so excited until reading one sentence in a travel guide that referenced "softball sized spiders" on the roads and in the area. I'm not a hiker and don't intend on doing a lot of trail walking. But I at least want to be able to get out of my car! However, I am basically an arachnophobe (small spiders not that big of a deal out in the wild--giant tarantula type spiders are a whole other ball game.) As of last night, I declared that there was NO way I could go and am devastated. Any advice? Is this something that is really prevalent or is this a deep woods, random spotting situation? Desperately trying to find some hope to cling to that I can still see these most incredible trees.
Thank you so much in advance!