My 17y old son and I will be in California for a very short trip to attend a wedding. I am trying to carve out one day and night to take him to see the Sequoias, as it's the only thing he's asked to see. We will be in Gilroy for the wedding on Sunday, September 29, and I was thinking of leaving that afternoon to head for SNP or KCNP, spend the night and then and see as much as we can on Monday. Our flight back to Texas leaves San Jose on Tuesday morning at 0930, so I'm thinking we should probably drive back that direction on Monday night? One option is to drive from Gilroy to Three Rivers on Sunday evening, and I found an organized tour we could take from Three Rivers that hits the high points and would have us back in Three Rivers by 5 ish, so we could drive back Monday night. Is that my best bet - or should we just drive ourselves through the park? I don't have any preference where we stay on Sunday night, and wasn't sure if the best approach would be on 180 on the North side then drive down through the parks or to start from 198 and head back up north. Any ideas? We'd both love any of the scenery, (caves, waterfalls, Moro, meadows, etc.) but his specific request is to see the "big trees"... Thanks in advance!