Just read the trip report by LeBiscuit. Thank you for your report. You have posted on some of my questions for our upcoming trip the last week of August. The crowd reports are making me a bit anxious. We flipped our trip to do Yosemite first then Sequoia at the end and abanonded the Bear Paw overnight - determined to be too much compressed hiking in 48 hours.
We drive from White Wolf in Yosemite to Cedar Grove in King's Canyon on a Wednesday and overnight there. Thursday am through Saturday will be dedicated to Sequoia. We stay at Wuksachi Thurs and Friday night. We will do a long hike - probably Lakes trail - on Friday. Other suggestions? Saturday night - of Labor Day weekend - we go back to Fresno to fly out early Sunday. What should I expect regarding drive times? Especially with Labor Day approaching. I had hoped Sequoia would be the relaxing part of our trip. Best way to arrange things during the days to avoid congestion? We of course plan to see Sherman tree, Congress, Mono Rock, Crescent Meadow and maybe Baldy trails. Advice appreciated. Should we expect to take the shuttle between areas and just leave our car parked at Wusachi? Suggestions on flatish meadow trail to do a 3-5 mile loop run, close to Wuksachi? Thanks