I'm starting to look at ideas for a sept 2013 trip. Its changed a bit from our original and similar to two others trips, namely salt lake to sf via the parks. Now i'm thinking of starting in zion park and ending in sf, but including death valley, yosemite and highway 1 from around morro bay. From what i see is it best to start from vegas going to zion, then back to vegas, dv, yosemite. Is there a beter route from yosemite to morro bay than through fresno? We dont want to do los angeles hence yosemite to mb and up to sf. I dont mind the 5 hour drive here as its probably the longest drive on the trip -we'll split the coast road into a few days.
Any help would be great, the whole trip will be geared towards hiking half dome, clouds rest and angels landing and a small bit of photography too!! We have around 3 weeks for the trip.