Looking for advice & ideas.
We are a very active, adventurous, foodie family of 4.
Love to mix in roughing it (aka "primitive" camping), along with upscale splurges on hotels & food.
Three week road trip (mix of natl parks, CA coast & San Fran).
Itinerary is still in the works...our current thoughts are:
+Beginning in Vegas (2 nights-looking for good pool for teens):
+eastern Sierra's (Golden Trout Wilderness) ~2 nights camping & hiking
*thinking of Cottonwood Pass*
+Sequoia/King's Canyon via Kern River Preserve (or shortest driving route from Golden Trout Wilderness) ~1 night (?)
+4 days to get to San Fran via Big Sur, Carmel & Monterey
+3 nights in San Fran (on list Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Point Reyes)
+from Bay Area - need to make way back to Chicago with hopes of going through <Napa, Yosemite, National Parks in Utah--Bryce, Zion, Arches -- through Colorado from there we have itinerary directly back to Chicago.
Would love help in all of the above.
I will also post this in Utah forums for advice in that vicinity.
Thanks in advance to all that read, and respond.