Have read a lot of other posts, so apologies if people feel they are repeating themselves!
I fly into SF at the end of Feb, am staying with a few friends there, then getting a car and heading off inland.
I have reservations at Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon on 6th March (leaving SF on 27th Feb), and before that would like to go via Death Valley, Las Vegas, Joshua Tree before heading to LA on 11th March.
I have been to Yosemite and Sequoia NPs before, so would like to see something new.
Then a couple of days exploring Death Valley.
Into Las Vegas for a night, then Hoover Dam, into GC.
From GC, to Flagstaff - from there along the 40 (66?) down to Joshua Tree NP, then make my way to LA.
A few questions - what am i missing?! A ridiculous question I know but i wonder if I am going the right way north of SF then back down?
Also does anyone know if any river rapids will be open at this time of year?
And LA theme parks - is Knotts Berry Farm any good - it looks like it's one of the few that is open every day?
I'm sure I have more questions, but thank you for any help you can give / suggestions welcome!
I love outdoors things - any extra hikes/activities would be welcome, love eating and drinking.