As I drove up to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, I knew it wouldn't be a day for grand vistas and travel brochure photos. But being up in the clouds added a bit of, oh, mystic atmosphere.
A tip: if you're going to a popular spot (like the General Grant sequoia pictured above) and you want a little solitude, get there really early. When I arrived at 7:15 AM there were only three other cars in the parking lot. By the time I left, the lot was nearly full.