Hello to our Cousins across the pond. I'm arranging a trip for 6 of us Brits to pop along and see you, (old chap,toodle pip, whatto, etc), next September. I've planned to fly into SFO, stay 2 days there doing touristy type things, such as asking "Whats a dime in real money then?" and getting lost in the less salubrious parts of Town. We then drive across to Yosemite, staying somewhere 'en route'. (Any suggestions gratefully accepted). From there on down to Death Valley, possibly stop off at Stovepipe Wells or Funace Creek, then on for 4 days of controlled debauchery in Vegas !!! From there fly back to the UK and rain, high taxes, Petroleum Spirits (or Gas as you call it) at about $10 per Gallon, and REAL beer.
I've read quite a few of the threads so it seems eminently do-able, and by chance I'd planned a route through Tioga pass, which seems to be the way to go judging from the comments.
Anyway, the real question is this: Is it a good idea to go through Death Valley in September, or am I being a complete Hooray Henry?
Sir Charles Whittington-Smythe III (Not really, but I expect it got your attention!)