We are coming to visit SEKI this June as part of a 2 week road trip. Our group consists of Me (33), my husband (34), our daughter (12), and my grandmother (75). We have 2 nights reserved in a cabin at Grant Grove.
My plan now is...
Leave Yosemite in the morning, stopping in Fresno to visit with family for brunch, arrive at Grants Grove in the afternoon. Spend whats left of the afternoon and evening seeing the sights at Grant Grove.
For our full day, we plan to drive into King's Canyon to the roads end. We can take all day. What do you suggest we not miss on this day? We can do some hiking but probably want to keep it to less than 5 miles or so. What is Boyden Cavern like? We have been to lots of caves before. I'm not sure if it would be worth it.
On the last day we are leaving Grant Grove and driving to Sequoia. We plan to see the Giant Forest, Moro Rock, and the Tunnel Log. Also thinking of skipping the Crystal Cave. Are these caves unique in the cave world. From the pictures I've seen, they look pretty standard. We have most of the day to spend on this route, but we will be staying in Bakersfield that night.
I really appreciate whatever help you guys can give. We are spending 4 nights in Yosemite Valley before this, so I am hoping this will be a little slower paced as I expect Yosemite to be crazy. After this we are staying in Bakersfield en route to Sedona.