My wife and I are going to be in Fresno around Nov. 9 & 10. We'd like to drive to Sequoia NP & take a hike and see the Giant Trees. ( Is Crystal Cave closed?) Our questions are 1) Is Lodgepole the best destination for a day trip to the park? 2) Should we be concerned about driving conditions or snow at this time of year? 3) Is the drive to Lodgepole on a good road? Thank you for any help anyone can offer.