Hi, i hope some folks can share some ideas about traveling west in early December. i am heading to Vancouver with my elementary-age child from kansas city. had originally planned to head up north to south dakota and west across the state and continue through yellowstone, idaho and washington. this was September and the trip had to be postponed. its getting cold and i am concerned about road conditions.
Now i am looking at the map and thinking it makes better sense to travel a southern rote to california and drive up the coast of northern california, oregon and WA to vancouver. i don't have a route planned yet and am trying to plan one.
i would appreciate any sharing info on where is a good place to cross the rocky montains. Colorado is due west, but i think it might be one of the toughest to cross. ? my little car doesn't do too well climbing montains. if i avoid the passes of CO will i inevitably need to cross them in NM ,AZ, or CA. ? i'm looking for a safe route.
But also, i am looking to show my girl the time of her life. i am imagining visiting the grand canyon, and spending a few days in the redwoods. and perhaps yosemite but i am not sure abot this time of year. Could anyone comment on the sierra nevada this time of year? i would like to see this area.
We originally planned to camp all the way, now am not sure due to the season...perhaps hostels is a better plan or perhaps it will be warm enough to camp in some areas. i don't know. i hear the desert is cold at night.
Any suggestions in response to this windy post will be recieved with much gratitude! thank you