do not miss camping in Sequoia
Luggage and bags: These are great backpacking parks so if so inclined do bring one but a small day pack will suffice for the short strolls otherwise available.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even with short walks, it is best to wear sturdy hiking boots. They protect your feet better and are more comfortable over the long haul. After so many weeks of carrying a lot of gear on our hikes, it was nice to do very short walks where it was not really necessary to carry extra gear, at least not in July.
Photo Equipment: A wide angle for the very wide sequoias and a zoom in case a bear happens to walk in front of one!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: By all means, bring a tent. The camping in this park is nothing short of fantastic with big lush spots just waiting for you.
- Hiking and Walking
Bring a jacket
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember that the temperature at higher elevations is a lot lower than at lower elevations. In August, we didn't need jackets during the day at 7000' (Giant Forest), but they were needed in the evening.
On our way to Sequoia, the temperatures in the desert were near 100 degrees, and it was a pleasant 70 degrees up in the mountains.
- National/State Park
- Family Travel
Roundtrip USA.... the next page
This was my story about my trip to the Sequoia National Park. I hope you enjoyed reading it! This page is part of my roundtrip through the USA. I made an awesome trip through the Western part of the USA. Take a look at my USA page to read about the rest of this roundtrip.
I devided this travelstory into several chapters. My previous and next chapter are :
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Next page : Yosemite National Park
- Road Trip
Surprise! Temperatures in Spring/Summer :-)
Luggage and bags: Hint: Rolling luggage isn't usually equipped with off-road wheels. Don't count on much concrete.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Daytrips--
Days in the valley below the park during summer are usually very hot. 95-105 degrees is common in the afternoon. It is always cooler up in the park itself, and can sometimes be a little too cool. Mornings can be very cool. Bring some warmer clothing to layer in case. It doesn't rain often in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the summer, but occasionally there can be isolated thundershowers in the late afternoon. Light rain gear might be a good idea.
If you plan to do much walking on a day-trip, bring a pair of comfortable shoes. Tennis shoes/ Trainers are good. Personally, I drag along my hiking boots. The best things to see can require some effort to get to them.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure you bring:
Good mosquito repellent
Adhesive bandages and/or your favorite way to handle blisters.
Painkiller of choice (Tylenol, Advil, etc.)
Photo Equipment: Bring film and extra batteries if you don't want to pay quite a bit for them.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Depends entirely on how long a stay you intend to make and where you intend to go. :-)
Miscellaneous: If you have food, bring or rent a lightweight bear canister (or similar) or use the bear-proof boxes at the campsites and picnic areas. Bears know how and where to find your food, even locked in your car. Dispose of garbage PROPERLY or pack it out. Read and follow the warning information about bears given in the materials you receive when you enter the park.
- National/State Park
Lots of things to bring
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather can change here in a hurry. Bring plenty of clothes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Meds, mosquito repellent
Photo Equipment: Batteries
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: flashlight