sequoia national park sort of

after working a few days in LA and hanging out on the beach, i decided to check out sequoia on my way back to the bay area. i had done very little research about it and as luck would have it, most of the interesting spots in the national park was covered in snow! it didn’t really occur to me to check for snow given it was california but at 7K feet, snow comes pretty fast and early. anyway, i barely spent a half a day in the national park because i was pretty much unprepared for the crazy winding roads and snow. This was the first national park where i saw warnings in numerous places about not have a vehicle over 22 ft! Even though my RV is only 25ft, I didn’t heed the warning and drove through the bulk of the roads that I was advised not to drive! Elena handle the winding roads like a champ and after the ordeal, i had felt that i had driven even more crazy winding roads. More challenging than winding roads was trying to park the RV at the designated tourist spots. Even though it was winter season, there was still plenty of tourist checking out the national park so it was a pretty frustrating experience. by the end of the day, i decided i had to come back during a different season with a different mode of transportation. in a couple of years, i figure i can tow a two seater car or a motorcycle to check out places instead of taking Elena everywhere!