Alright, first I apologize in advance if I am too ambiguous or vague. I'm really looking for any information that anyone has to make the trip the best it can possibly be.
Myself, brother, and friend will be traveling from LA to Philadelphia, starting June 25th. While we know a few places we want to go, we have not completely narrowed down the scope of what we want to see. Obviously, we can't do everything, so I am looking for whatever guidance people can offer. The one thing we do want to eventually see on the trip is Devils Tower, WY, which is why we're pointing the car north. I've already done the Philly to LA trip (in January of '06) so while I loved the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon, and want to go back, I don't need to do so this trip
So - a few questions right off the bat...
The biggest debate is whether we drive north to Yosemite and then on through Reno to SLC, or do we drive through southern UT and hit Bryce, Arches, etc. We're unsure how crowded Yosemite will be, and if that will mar the experience. Will it?
If we decided to go through Southern UT, is it possible to squeeze in Sequoia and/or Death Valley? Is there a drivable route through Nevada north of Vegas to get into Southern UT, or do we have to head south?
Will all the national parks be crowded? (I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this one) Are there some that might be less crowded than others?
And the last question (for the moment) what should we really stop and see? I know this is broad, and it is for a reason. Lay it on me. I'd rather have too much information than not enough. Thanks in advance.