I am planning a family trip next year to see San Francisco and then driving north to Humboldt Redwoods and maybe Redwoods Nat'l Park as well as making other stops along the way (Ferndale, etc). So you know, our family is me, my husband and our daughters, ages 13, 15, and 19 (though the oldest likely will not be able to join us).
I have two main questions:
How is the weather at the end of March/early April? I've been checking and the weather now and assuming next year will be similar. It looks like between 30 low/ mid 60 highs, but rainy. Is it so rainy that it will "ruin" our trip? We've hiked in the rain before and it's not so bad...as long as it isn't torrential or torrential every day. Is that what I should expect? We could also travel in the summer but I'm trying to weigh the weather against the crowds. Thoughts?
I am debating renting an rv vs. a car and hotels. We own a travel trailer and are used to (and enjoy!) the camping route; however, I'm concerned about parking and the road conditions. (We would not be staying in the rv until we leave San Francisco) I don't want to find we are unable to visit different locales because of the size limitations an rv would have.
Any other suggestions most appreciated! This is my middle daughter's "one place I want to go before I leave for college" trip, so I want to do it right!
Thanks so much!