Myself and my wife are planning a trip to California in early June. We're from the UK and it'll be my wife's first visit to the US.
We have just about finished planning the first leg of our trip and have booked to stay for 2 nights camping in Yosemite where we're looking forward to doing some hiking.
We were then planning on leaving via Tioga pass before moving onto Sequoia to see the trees and do some more walking. However, looking at my maps and reading online I see that we cannot access the park from the east meaning that we'll have to leave the park and travel south past Modesto to enter the park?
I was wondering if anyone who's knows the area can help with a few questions -
1. Are we missing much not traveling east out of Yosemite?
2. How long will it take to drive from the middle of Yosemite to Sequoia and what's the traffic like early on a weekday morning in early June in and around the park?
3. Can anyone recommend anywhere nice to stay around Sequoia that will be convenient for our next day's drive to Death Valley where we'll be staying the following night. How long will it take to reach death valley?
4. Are we biting off more than we chew here? I guess the answer to question 1. might help us here!! We'd like to have at least a full afternoon / evening walking in Sequoia.
Thanks for looking!