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Thanks everyone for stopping by to lend a hand.
This will be my 2nd year of multi day hiking. Got hooked last year. Best dang time of my life out there. Hiked a small section of i1 of the pct (Chinook pass to white pass. Mt. Reiner).
I go with a group of guys. Ages range from 30-55. We ain't your go hard hikers, we like to go slow and camp and enjoy our disconnct.
Anyways, always wanted to go see them big trees. And I get to plan the trip this year. Looking for a 20-30 mile loop or trail section. Ain't gotta be exact. But give or take a few miles. Like to spend about 3 nights out there.
Been researching for a week now. Aint looking for those day hikes close to civilization. Although would love to have a start or stop point there so we can see the big trees. I keep getting mixed info from all the different sources. State park says "backpacker camps prohibited". Read some say that ya gotta reserve spots out there along the camps in the sieras and of course I got overloaded on all the optional day hikes and what not.
I bought the topographical map. I see quite a few cool looking loops I can cook up. But I bet people that been there can prolly do better.
Again, we ain't hardcore back packers. It's a yearly vacation for us. Not all of em are in great shape and some of them got bad knees and what not. But we can handle our own. Just at a slower pace.
Another thing. Camp fires. We really like em. So if fire isn't allowed here I won' rule it completely out but it will weigh against it. And if camping like on the pct ain' t allowed here, well sorry for being an idiot and making ya read all this.