In September 2008 I drove from San Francisco to Yosemite - Bristlecone Pine National Park - Death Valley - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - LA - San Francisco and loved every minute of it.
This time I am in Dallas for work in April and have two weeks to sight see from 9th April to 24th. I am thinking of doing San Francisco to Seattle and then Vancouver to Banff/Jasper. Visiting Giant redwoods, Olympic National Park, Lake Louise etc.
I love the national parks and want to spend as much time as possible seeing the world rather than the cities.
I am worried about driving in snow though, we don't get much of it in Australia where I live.
I have had to cross visiting Yellowstone off the list as the seasons aren't right and am wondering how the seasons will affect my proposed route.
Any suggestions on ways to avoid the dreaded one way rental car fees are also appreciated.