If you are big on camping, a wonderful place to pitch a tent is in the great Sequoia National Park in California. It is a vast forest known for some of the world’s biggest and most beautiful trees. In fact, the biggest tree in the world can be found in Sequoia. The General Sherman Tree as it is called is giant tree that dwarfs trees that are big in their own respects. At first glance, you aren’t able to tell how large it is until you walk up to it. It isn’t as taller like you would expect but wide. 40 people locked in arms encompass the whole circumference. Sequoia is also home to some of the world’s nicest lakes. If you’re visitingr a few nights or dropping in for an afternoon, spend some time on Lake Shiamot and catch some trout. The lake is filled with trout and bass. If you’re looking for a place that has running water, Wi-Fi and other creature comforts, this isn’t the place for you. Sequoia might as well be a world away. There is absolutely no service in the remote forest. Each camp site has the bare minimum, making you very much in touch with your nature side. There are pay phones in the village where you can dial out. The general store has some necessities but just the essentials. At night it gets nice and cold but during the day you can walk around in a t shirt and shorts.

The drive to Seqouia from Los Angeles and San Francisco is not that bad. It’ll take you about four hours so be sure to leave nice and early in the morning to get there in time to pitch a tent so that first day isn’t lost. Also check out the caverns. Sequoia has some of the most interesting looking caves in the state. There are guided tours that take you through them.