Road trips from SoCal: Sierra Nevada
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( Susan Spano / LAT )
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Distance: 234 miles one-way
Some die-hard lovers of the great outdoors claim to appreciate the hardships of backpacking. But I felt plenty appreciative when I heard I could sleep on clean sheets and eat gourmet meals at a new luxury tent camp in Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Sequoia High Sierra Camp sits on 40 of the 49,000 acres of private land that was grandfathered into the monument.
-- Susan Spano
Read more: Giant Sequoia National Monument's High Sierra tent camp