My wife, Joannah, and I would like to take a break to see some big trees before school lets out. We want to leave Mid May or early June and avoid the 4 day weekend. We were thinking drive straight to Yosemite spend a few days and drive back. Is the difference between Yosemite and Redwood worth 4 or 5 days cruising I 5? We could do crater lake and redwoods on a couple of less relaxed long weekends. We could fly to LA and rent a car. We have done the coast from LA to Mexico.
Lots of Questions. Is the Lodge on Crater Lake the best place to stay? What other must see areas are around Crater Lake? We plan to stay at least two days. Is there a big difference in access at Crater Lake on 15 May and 15 June. I know you can't predict the weather. I have no experience with the area.
How about reasonable lodging close to Redwood with an ocean view? What is must see within a day of Redwoods NP? What are some good secondary roads to travel. We do not just want to cruise I 5. Think relaxed wilderness and nature. Avoid crowds and commercialism.