I am arriving in SF from Australia and will have a hire car. My plan is to drive to vegas taking 3 or 4 stopovers. I have planned the back end of the trip, that was the easy part. I have booked accomodation at Bishop (Holiday Inn) for the 13 September 2011 and then staying at Stovepipe Wells the following evening And then on to Vegas.
My problem is the first part. I will leave SF on either the 11th or 12th (I can leave as early as I want as I will have had the car for 4 days prior. I cannot work out on the maps if I can drive through Yosemite Valley and onto Bishop or is it just a loop. If it is a loop how long does it take to complete.?
I would then like to drive this Tioga Pass I have read about to get to Bishop. Should I leave SF and complete the yosemite loop and bunk down in Sonora or Jamestown for the night then leave early for the passage over this Tioga pass to go to Bishop, I really dont know any of the driving times, sorry, or do I stay at the other end of Tioga pass for the night and then on to Bishop.
Any help would be appreciated. I have been allocated a Dodge Charger, is this a decent travellling vehicle?
Thankyou in advance,