My Dad has been dragging me up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains since I was 4 years old. I used to hate hiking when I was a little kid, but after 26 years I now love it!

Mineral King, which is a region inside Sequoia National Park, has it all: miles of trails, high passes, peaks, deep valleys, and more beautiful lakes than you can count. The water is so fresh that you can literally drink right out of the streams!

REMEMBER: It is important to secure your hiking permit ahead of time, so reserve a few months in advance to make sure you get your first choice of dates. Super easy to do.

BEARS: This is bear country and you will be required to carry a bear canister.