We're making a road trip and are travelling from Las Vegas starting on 27th December. We are at Death VAlley staying at Beatty for the first night, then at Mammoth Lakes. As it now the middle of winter, can anyone advise if we should attempt to then get to Lake Tahoe or across the Senora Pass and stay in Yosemite Village before then making our way to San Francisco the following day. We have hired a Ford Escape 4 x 4. Will we need snow chains or will the 4 wheel drive be sufficient?
From San Francisco we then drive along Highway 1 to Monteray for one night and then onto Morro Bay for one night.
From Morro Bay we hope to travel to Lake Mead, but are having problems trying to find suitable accommation that doesn't break the bank!
We would be grateful for any advice or suggestions!