We are a family of four (46, 45, 12, 10). This is the trip we planned:
- august 5 - 7: SF
- august 8: from SF to Sequoia (visiting part of it)
- august 9: from Sequoia (or nearby) to Furnace Creek (visiting part of the DV)
- august 10: from Furnace Creek to LV (visiting some other point of the DV)
- august 10 - 11: LV (and then we will go on toward GC, Arizona and Utah).
Unfortunately we cannot add other days to SF, and days in LV are fixed too. We already saw Yosemite, so this time we would skip it and visit Sequoia.
We plan to leave Sequoia the morning after, making an intermediate stop (Lake Isabella?) at half way to DV, so to enter DV when its (a little...:-)) less hot.
How do you find our program? Do you think that leaving from SF in the morning will leave us enough time to visit Sequoia (at least Giant forest section)?
It's a good option sleeping in the park?
At what time of the afternoon should be better entering into the DV, in order to avoid hottest hours and arriving to Furnace Creek enough before sunset?
Any advice or comment will be really appreciated! Thank you very much