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Quick Trip: Sequioa National Park

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments · travel

Back from an adventurous weekend! With a mile-a-minute pace of life in Southern California, sometimes a girl just needs to get away from it all, take a breather and feel like all is right in the world.

So Dave and I hit the road, spending Friday and Saturday exploring Sequioa National Park. It was just the trip we needed to relax and reboot from the hectic cityscape.

From L.A., the pristine mountain-fresh air home to some of the world’s largest trees, is only a four-hour drive. Around this time of year plans to explore the untamed wilderness can be made at a moment’s notice. Also just as appealing, the distance is far enough to feel like a a road trip minus the sense of coming home feeling like a weary road warrior.

Stay: Sequioa Village Inn

We booked the Hummingbird cabin at the Sequioa Village Inn. In the town of Three Rivers, it’s the closest accommodation one can get to the entrance of the park. I had readĀ  reviews that mentioned the cabin is next to the pool and it can get loud. Lucky forĀ  us there were no swimmers, which made our cozy cabin feel secluded. I loved the exposed wooden beams, quaint breakfast nook and clean-rustic feel of the room. There was also had a small deck, which would have been an ideal place to read if we were staying longer. Our Friday night was spent microwaving smores, playing Scrabble and watching TV. Perfection!

The best part? Across the street there is a river. Perfect for climbing over rocks and some pre-wilderness exploring.

Coming up tomorrow: Things to see at Sequioa National Park.

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