Click on the image for best view! Eleven vertical exposures stitched together in Photoshop. At an altitude of 7,500 ft. (2,290 meters) this mountain pond welcomes the dawn! Near Montecito-Sequoia Lodge, which is a great place to stay. Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, are two California Parks that are nowhere as crowded as Yosemite. And have many stunning places to see!