Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Elisabeth is a writer and editor who specializes in the outdoors, environment, health, food, culture, and science. Her work has appeared in Backpacker, Sunset, Grist, Organic Life, Women's Adventure, 5280 (Denver's city magazine), National Park Journal, and more. When she's not scaling peaks in pursuit of a story, Elisabeth loves cooking, paddling, cross-country skiing, and feeding her addiction to self-serve frozen yogurt.

Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park

Just a half-day's drive south of Yosemite, Sequoia National Park is not to be missed. Drive the Generals Highway descending into the Sierra Nevada foothills