We took your advice and booked our tickets for May 1st to May 15th. Thank you. It is official now. :) ok. I see what u are talking about with the Sequoia NF and park. I noticed one map sending me into the forest which looks more direct while one sending me around to the park. I just want to see the trees! Lol. So what is the difference. Thinking we should stay the night there for the full experience so I am assuming we go in through the park entrance to access lodging?