Located in the southern end of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sequoia National Park draws well over a million visitors a year. The Giant Forest area of the park is home to some of the world’s largest trees by volume, including the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree on the planet! Although giant trees are the main attraction, Sequoia National Park is also a great destination for your next wilderness adventure. Hikes and attractions in the park, and in neighboring Kings Canyon National Park, can keep you busy for days.
Traveling high above Lake Louise in Banff National Parkand away from most of the crowds is the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail. This amazing hike includes breathtaking views of glaciers, sheer cliffs shaped by avalanches, a tea house and the opportunity to visit several high-mountain lakes.
Camping in Death Valley National Park is an experience unlike any other. The desolation of the desert, the unbelievable starry nighttime sky, and the cool temperatures make for an incredible adventure. Though staying in the Oasis at Death Valley may be the better option for those wanting a few more creature comforts, we highly recommend the experience of camping and know you won’t regret it.
If you’re like most people, you’ve never had the pleasure of hiking in Kings Canyon National Park. In fact, even if you’ve been to neighboring Sequoia National Park, it’s more than likely that you skipped entering the main part of Kings Canyon and gotten a taste of what this incredible park has to offer.
Don’t let this happen to you! Kings Canyon is an amazing landscape and reminded us of an untouched Yosemite National Park. While it takes a bit of work to get in here, the drive is incredible and the hikes that await will not disappoint at all.
Rugged coastal landscapes, over a hundred miles of hiking trails and stunning sunrises draw crowds of people to Acadia National Park every summer and fall. However, winter in Acadia National Park is an entirely different experience.
Enjoy all the beautycoated in a blanket of snow minus the people. During the busy summer season, the park can see over 25,000 visitors in a single day. One park ranger told us that a typical winter day brings only a few hundred visitors to the park. We saw far less than that during our December visit and enjoyed every peaceful minute!