Hi, our family of 4 has just learned about the blocked roads at Yosemite during early April. We prefer not to drive more than 5 hours at a time and am trying to establish the most scenic, safe and interesting route to Las Vegas. I'm thinking of two options and would welcome any informed feedback.
1. From Yosemite we drive to Sequoia NP and then to Vegas via the 305 through Death Valley or the more direct but less interesting southern way via Barstow.
2. From Yosemite head up to Lake Tahoe via Sonora and then to Vegas via Death Valley, skipping Sequoia.
We hope to spend a day or a half day hiking about but would not like to have to drive with chains. We would be happy to stay overnight at Death Valley or any other worthwhile place. Thanks.