This is such a great forum and I have got so much useful stuff for our impending trip to the US already but I have a question.
We are driving from the Grand Canyon back to San Fran around the 8th Jan 2010. We have 3 days to do it in and I'm weighing up the best thing to do.
One option is to try a route going up past Las Vegas, through death valley and then up the 395 and then the 89, 50 and finally the 80 across back to SF. I'm a bit worried that this route will take be in to snow and even with three days might be a lot of driving.
Another option is to do death valley and then the 190 across. Then take the 395 south to the 178 across Sequoia to bakersfield and then the I5 in some shape back to SF. But look at the road sites the 190 is showing snow and the 178 could be pretty slow going.
We'd really like to see death valley but the last option option is to just trek back on the 15, 55 as quick as we can and then go across to the coast and back up a mixture of 101 and anything interesting over there.
Any help and advice would be appreciated.