I am planning our 2014 summer vacation to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. We will be there for 6 nights. It seems like from the bits and pieces I have read here and there that we would be smart to book lodging in two different spots to get the most out of our time vs. spending hours a day driving back and forth. Before I book anything, I wanted to get a reality check from some folks who may actually know what makes sense. I have located a great vacation rental in Three Rivers that seems like would be a good "base camp" for the Foothills and Mineral King areas...but it is hard to judge distances and travel time. Does that make sense or would Wuksachi Lodge be a better location? Then it seems like something in the Grant Grove area might be a good spot for exploring that area and over to Cedar Grove. Any thoughts, advise or recount of your own experience would be appreciated!