California’s oldest state park hides champion old-growth redwoods in tight gorges and steep, mossy canyons threaded with waterfalls.
Circle Mother Mountain for nonstop views of Rainier and a whole bunch of cascades and flora. BY ELISABETH KWAK-HEFFERAN
Camp under sharp peaks and sharper stars on this 4-day, 20-mile tour along the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park. Summits, swimming holes, and trout abound.