My husband and I are traveling from Australia in July/August and will have 5 days free in early August between leaving Minneapolis and going to LA during which we hope to see some of the wonderful giant sequoia trees.
My vague plan is to fly to Fresno, and use public transport (?coach) to get to Three Rivers, where we would probably stay for about 3 nights. Buckeye Lodge sounded appealing, as it is close to the river and has some restaurants nearby.
I believe there is a forest shuttle that goes through Three Rivers that could take us on tours of the National Parks? Hopefully you can get off and explore and hop on again later.
If anyone has any suggestions or comments about whether this is likely to work, or any better ideas I would be very pleased to hear them.
BTW we are early 50s and not up to too much hiking, especially if it's uphill!