I'm planning a trip to the Us from the UK for February to combine my 2 favourite things - Snowboarding and Photography.
I fly into Denver for a few nights in Vail before I catch a train to Salt Lake City and visit Snowbird for a few days. This is where it gets interesting - I want to drive from SLC to Bend in Oregon. I'm not sure of the best route or how long this takes but after a few nights in Bend I'd like to travel to Crater Lake, Redwood National Park in California and then drive up the length of the Oregon Coast, eventually ending up in Seattle to catch a flight back to England.
I will be travelling alone with only a camera for company.
I guess my main questions are...
Should I forget the train part and just drive from Denver to Vail and onto Snowbird?
Is it possible to drive from Salt Lake City to Bend in a day (esp in winter)?
How long should I allow to drive the Oregon Coast? I've got between 3-5 days after I leave Bend to get to Seattle...
All advice / comments / observations much appreciated.