Spring Break in Sequoia National Park, CA
Why not head north for Spring Break to Sequoia National Park in California. Established on Sept. 25, 1890, Sequoia National Park is known for its Giant Sequoia trees, most notably the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on earth. The park is also home to the Giant Forest, which contains five of the out the 10 largest trees in the world.
The vast majority of the park is roadless which allows hikers with rugged terrain that has quite possibly never been touched by humans. The back-country of the park contains Mount Whitney, which is the highest elevation in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The area that is now Sequoia National Park was once inhabited by the Monachee Native Americans. As European settlers started traveling west, Native Americans moved or were forced out the area. It was Hale Tharp, the first Eurpoean to settle in the territory, that saw the beauty and pristine majesty of the Sequoias and sought to protect the area from loggers.
A rarely seen aspect of the park is its many caves. Lilburn Cave is the park's longest at 20 miles but is off limits to the public. A great cave for vistors is Crystal Cave, the second largest cave in the park. The cave remains at a constant 48F and is only accessible as a guided tour.
So if you are looking for adventure at Spring Break, look no further than Sequoia National Park in California.