I have gleaned some very helpfull thoughts and ideas from many on here, the two Chet mentioned are in top, but i have enjoyed Chet's posts probably the most expecially through the cold winter months.
and a personal thanks to you Chet for some of your thoughts and suggestions on places to stay.
Darwin & Barb
I will pulling a very small trailer with my small dual sport motorcycle on it, we use it for commuting if weather permits, so no road is to bad for me....
we hike, nothing more than 12-13 miles a day we are getting older and the next day after a long hike is not pleasant, we bird watch, and just enjoy nature, as I suspected the crowds can be a problem in the summer months ( and we are not really fond of lots of people) I guess if we go early we just need to be prepared for snow and cool weather as we have seen today with many inches of snow in the high country of the park, I am totally self contained so I would prefer dispersed camping.
thanks for all the replies.
Starting early planning for 2016 Yosemite/Sequoia 30th anniversary trip for my wife and I, wanting some feed back of a subject that has been beat to death, If I camp in normal campgrounds I don't worry about getting a spot, how hard will it be to drive up and get a camp spot in these two parks, I can adjust my arrival time where I get to Yosemite ( the hardest to get a spot I imagine ) on a Monday.
we are staying 5 days in each park.
some of you guys/gals that camp in these two parks often give me your thoughts and must see things.
I can go from April to September, but preferably when tioga pass is open.
we were out there in 2002 but didn't camp and just blew through the valley to say we saw it.
thank you Dar & Barb