My sister and I are planning 2 and a half week road trip as follows:
Reno (one stop in between - probably Tonopah)
South Lake Tahoe
Big Pine/Lone Pine - can't decide!
I've a few questions
a) Anyone recommend a fairly cheap, but not totally crappy hotel in Downtown Reno?
b) The Sierra Nevada looks amazing - I don#t know where to stay between Lake Tahoe and Death Valley - I wanted to see Sequoia National Park, but it seems you can't reach it from the eastern side of it, so will settle for all the other stuff, but can anyone recommend anything we really must see? I.e. we'll probbaly stop at either Big Pine or Lone Pine for a couple of days of hiking, but which one's the best for hiking and scenary?
c) How hot will Death Valley be in June? We;'ll be there around the 15th - and we're only planning one stop off, probably at Stovepipe Wells, between the other side of it and Las Vegas - is that enough?
Any advice on any of this greatly appreciated!