My wife and I are planning a trip in Late June through Early July from the Oklahoma Panhandle. As of right now, the sights we are planning to visit include (in this order):
Monument Valley (just drive through)
We will be getting the National Parks Pass, and possibly even traveling with another couple, so that could potentially help on costs a little bit.
The questions I have right now are:
1. Should we make reservations for each place, or use the first-come-first serve campgrounds so we can be more flexible in case we want to stay at a certain place a little longer.
2. What's the best way to go about food for the trip? I have a backpacking stove (pocket rocket), so that is an option.
3. How many days would you recommend at each place? We would like to keep the total trip time around 12 days. (Allow 1.5 days to get to/from the Oklahoma Panhandle).
I think that's it for now. Any advice at all, including suggested campgrounds and day hikes would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!