Thrilled to see this forum! Wish I’d found it before spending WAY-Too-Many hours reinventing the wheel. :) I anxiously await any suggestions.
After numerous shorter trips (< 400 miles), I’m ready to take the mini camper on a longer road trip. Here’s my plan and the few questions on my mind.
Mon May 30 – Drive San Jose to Barstow area. Expecting about 7 hours towing the Teardrop. Overnight at Calico Ghost Town campground.
Tues May 31 – Drive Barstow to Zion NP. Expecting about 6 hours towing the Teardrop. Booked campsite for May 31 AND June 1.
Question: should we stay 2 nights at Zion NP or move up to Bryce Canyon for next night? What Zion/ BC sites should NOT be missed?
Question: if we stay 2 nights at Zion - is a DAY trip to Bryce do-able/worthwhile/necessary?
Wed Jun 1 – Stay second night at Zion OR move up to Bryce Canyon NP. Campsite booked at Bryce too.
Thur Jun 2 – Drive Zion or Bryce to Grand Canyon North Rim. Expecting about 4 hours towing the Teardrop. Campsite booked for Jun 2 and Jun 3.
Question: What GC sites should NOT be missed?
Question: Mule trip down and back? (we may not be fit enough for the hike)
Fri Jun 3 – explore Grand Canyon
Sat Jun 4 – start for home
Question: we think CG to Barstow is too far for one day. Is there a good camping stop-over near Las Vegas? Hoover Dam area?
Sun Jun 5 – home to San Jose