I'm planning to drive, in one day, from Yosemite to Vegas in August and can't decide whether or not I should go via Death Valley. We are a family of four, kids are young teens and we'll be in a Dodge Charger.
Having spent what seems like hours reading the posts, I haven't found anyone who has done that. People either stop over or say give it a miss altogether in August. Am I crazy to even contemplate it? It seems like an opportunity not to be missed for the sake of a detour of a few hours, even allowing for the intense heat and the fact that I probably won't be stopping anywhere for long. Or should I just drive straight to Vegas and hope that if I ever get the chance to come back then I should stop over and spend some time there to make the most of it.
TIA for any help.