My girlfriend & I are from Ireland therefore we have not driven in Nevada or California before so we are looking for advice for our road trip in the middle of December 2010. On our first day of the trip from Las Vegas we will be heading to Alta Sierra in California via Beatty (on the 95) then driving through Death Valley & onto Alta Sierra. We plan to stay the night at Alta Sierra.
Can Alta Sierra be reached from Las Vegas during December daylight hours? If not where is a good place to stay after driving through Death Valley?
The following day we will then drive to Sequoia National Park on the 155, 65 & 198. Stay one night before heading to Yosemite National Park for 2 nights. On the final day we will drive to San Francisco.
Will the roads I have named be passable during the months of December?
Is it a good or bad idea to drive through Death Valley?
Any ideas on how to improve our journey?
We really want to see Sequoia, Yosemite & Death Valley while taking the most scenic route possible.
Thanks in advance