This looks like a great plance to ask for some advice. I know my way around CA as far north as Tahoe to the East and San Fran to the West the wife and I want to stretch it this year. The kids are older and ready to take on a bigger adventure.
The major milestones of the trip are Crater Lake and Redwood Nat Forest. So, roughly, the plan is to make a big loop from San Diego (home) up through the central valley to Crater Lake then west to Redwood and then back down.
I'm planning on leaving early in the am on 7/15 and making it to Sac in the first day. We'll spend one full day there and then be ready to head out. I have two weeks but prefer to be home by 7/20 or 7/21 to work the kinks out of my back before work on Monday.
Any suggestions of things to see along the way, things not to do, challenge my plan, etc?