I'm planning a trip for my dad and I during mid to late July since we're going to be out there anyway. The last time we went we saw General Sherman and I don't really care to go back to him. There were just to many people there. Anyway, whether it's along the coast or in the mountains we'd like to escape the heat for a night or two.
Any recommendations for where to find cool weather, scenic views, and maybe some trout fishing? Keep in mind my dad is getting older and a bit out of shape. I figure 10 miles of ultralight backpacking is about all he can do comfortably in a day.