Road trip dummy looking for some advice. In late July I have a wedding in Western NY. Two weeks later I have a wedding in Minneapolis MN. I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a nice cross-country road trip.
Preliminary plans: Borrow parents truck, double-cab with 6 foot bed (I live in NYC and don't have a car), and head West. I only have interest in hiking, camping, outdoor activities etc. I chose Yosemite as an endpoint however I believe that may be ambitious and would settle for Zion NP before I have to head back NE to get to Minneapolis.
I would appreciate any routes/sites/recommendations on the way to Yosemite. Right now, only targeted destinations are Boulder, Canyonlands, and Zion before Yosemite. From there, I would drive NNE toward Yellowstone/Glacier NP. What would be good sites on the way and if I had to choose between Yellow/Glacier for the last week in July, what would be best? From there, I would be heading due East to Minneapolis. I presume the Black Hills are of high priority here, anything else I should put on my radar on the way?
Thanks for reading and for any help.