Few national park settings are as made to order for a Just Ahead mobile audio guide as Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon Park. Which is why we’re particularly proud to announce the release of our brand-new guide to these great Sierra Nevada siblings.
Just Ahead’s audio tour of Sequoia and Kings Canyon travels from the foothills of central California into the High Sierra Nevada to the home of the world’s largest trees. It’s a thrilling journey, traversed by three of the country’s most scenic drives: Mineral King Road in Sequoia, Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Kings Canyon, and Generals Highway, the twisting mountain road that connects the two parks.
As awe-inspiring sights roll by outside your car window, Just Ahead’s narrator tells you exactly what you’re seeing, when you see it. The tour links such classic sights as the General Sherman tree, largest tree in the world…the General Grant Tree, second largest…Giant Forest and its classic museum…and the canyon of the Kings River, one of the deepest in the world.
Along the way we tell stories about the natural history of giant sequoias, the largest trees in the world. And about the spectacular granite geology of the Sierra Nevada. And about the wild creatures who inhabit these largely wild parklands—most notably the black bears you may or may not see (but they’re out there).
We also suggest cool side trips, such as one to Moro Rock, where a stone staircase workout puts you atop one of the most dramatic domes in the Sierra (imagine a smaller version of Half Dome) for a glorious view of the western foothills and the towering summits of the Great Western Divide. And another side trip to Redwood Canyon, the little-visited grove of giant sequoias that happens to be the largest such grove in the world. And yet another to Crystal Cave, a spectacular limestone cavern.
Like all Just Ahead guides, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon guide works without an Internet connection or cell phone service. Just download it, turn it on, and enjoy a narrated tour of two great parks in the shadow of high Sierra peaks and towering giant sequoia trees.
It’s a revolutionary way to travel, and the most enjoyable possible way to experience Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.