This has probably been asked a thousand times - but we are planning on leaving LV early morning 8/9am) to get to Mammoth Lakes as a base to then see Yosemite for two days (second night we will be staying in park or closer to park). I am not sure if one day is enough to get from LV to Mammoth via Death Valley and cannot find anywhere with decent accommodation available in early July this year (2013).
If one day is not enough - where should we stay - we like decent places to stay as this is part of a four week tour of California in July. We have picked Mammoth Lakes as it looks big enough to get a range of accommodation and I have always wanted to stay at a ski resort in summer (all other trips to US are for skiing)
Thanks for a great forum - I simply cannot believe how comprehensive a site it is. Congratulations to the many people who must contribute.