We're flying into LA area for college visits in 2 weeks, and otherwise want to see the giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park. I'm debating whether to fly into Fresno and drive into the park from there, to avoid the switch backs on route 198 from Three Lodges. But then I have to drive out of the park to get to Claremont, which might mean I can't avoid 198. I've heard that it can be bad in the snow, and the park has issued a weather advisory for this weekend. It looks like the roads could still be sketchy when I'm driving there. I'd appreciate advice on lodging, areas that we could reasonably expect to get to this time of year (is Moro Rock out of the question?) and best route to take this time of year. Maybe I should avoid going out of the park on 198 and plan extra time to go back out past Grant Grove along route 180? Thanks.