After reading your exciting posts of driving in extreme conditions this has got me a bit concerned about my pending road trip around CA. We are due to land in LA on 25/5 and then head off to Las Vegas for 3 days. From Vegas we are heading to Furnace creek on 30/5. This is where the dilema starts. The Current plan was drive to Yosemite on 31/5 via the Tioga pass or the Sonora pass. From reading your posts it is looking highly unlikely (big disappointment) that I will not be able to cross the Sierra Nevada to Yosemite by this date. If I follow the southern route, what are my options in terms of the best place to stay when I leave Las Vegas before I get to Yosemite. I would still like to go via death valley but would like to keep the driving to no more the 6hrs per day. Also if I go south what other sites/places of interest could I pick up on the way?