First trip to the area! Trying to avoid the weekend crowds, but still want to see a lot. The plan is to daytrip to North Lake Tahoe on Thurs, hit the museums in Virginia City on Fri, take in more NLT on Sat, then begin the drive down to Yosemite on Sun. We'll stay in Carson City Sunday night, but have Mon and Tues in Yosemite. We'll stay in Mariposa on Mon night so we can see the sequoias early the next morning. We'll start driving north again Tues night. My question is whether we should backtrack using 120 and 395, or if it is feasible to take the western route that will allow us to see Emerald Bay in South Lake Tahoe on Wed. We'd like to spend the night there before flying home on Thurs afternoon.
Too ambitious? I know it's a lot of driving, but we can sleep when we get home! There are lakes to kayak, and trails to climb!