Sequoia National Park (more travelling)
Home to the largest trees in the entire world. In the 19th Century, loggers cut down a tree, shipped it pieces to the East Coast and reconstructed it. However, no one believed trees could be this large and called it the “Californian Hoax.” I wish I had more time to explore, this park has 240 caverns and some of the highest peaks in the Continental United States.
This wilderness was once the home to the Western Mono people, but by the 19th Century, it was a widowed land. Though white settlers knew about this area for quite some time, it was not very publicized until explorer John Muir arrived here. Asides the nature, exploring the small towns around here can be very fun, too.