My boyfriend and I are planning 10 weeks in the US, arriving into SF on 3rd March to out form SF on 16 May 2014. (we are Aussies)
We have to be in Park CIty utah from 8th March for week to meet friends for a ski trip. Apart from that we have no solid plans! WE are likely to travel with another couple for the rest of March but then we are on our own for the rest of the trip
We were looking at hiring a car or campervan, or possibly buying something for the time we were there but not really sure what the best way to go. It is a massive country and I know that the travel time will be high if we plan to drive everywhere and will lose a fair bit of time on the road.
We are outdoorsy and like to go hiking and adventuring so really keen for a lot of the NP (def grand canyon, yosemite, yellowstone, zion, redwoods to name a few) but also understand it may be a bit cold still at that time of the year? and some parks will be better than others given weather? WE would also love to get at least another week if not 2 of skiing in in either Colorado or wyoming.
So yeah, any advice or help on best way to get around the US, and fit as much nature and the essential US cities in, would be much appreciated.