I am planning a trip to visit Death Valley and Yosemite (as well as the Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon Park, and other sites in between) for this April, 7-14. I've been reading some of the forums and understand that roads at that time of year can be tricky. I'm also looking for suggestions on how to break down the trip. We were thinking:
April 7- Arrive LV am, drive to DV, spend night (Where?)
April 8- Death Valley, drive and spend night somewhere on the way to Sequoia Park(? Lake Isabella I heard is pretty, is the road open there?)
April 9- Drive and spend day exploring Sequoia Park and Kings Canyon if possible. Stay in Mammoth.
April 10- Drive to Yosemite, explore Yosemite
April 11- Yosemite
April 12- Yosemite
April 13-Drive back towards Las Vegas (Suggestions for scenic road?)
April 14-Drop off car 10:30 a.m. in Las Vegas and fly out
I realize this is extensive information, but I would appreciate any pointers in terms of roads, weather expectancies (we see its 28F in Yosemite now but next weekend 42F, and 81F in DV), and especially LODGING. MY boyfriend is a big hiker, but I would prefer nice, fairly inexpensive hotels. We would like to camp for a night or two, but I don't know where is best...or if it's better in the cabins/chalets. Again, any advice heartily welcomed and appreciated!