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Old 06-14-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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Scenic, you say? Here's something along the lines of what Bummer suggested, only nobody could argue that this route isn't scenic.

Take 93/95 through Vegas 95 to Amargosa or Beatty, and then go through Death Valley to Lone Pine. Yes Death Valley will be very hot, but you said you're not stopping. So as long as your car is reliable, you'll have no problems. Then take 395 all along the eastern Sierra Nevada range, to Mono Lake (definitely worth a short stop there) and Lee Vining. Then drive through Yosemite on your way to SF. That's what I'd do if I had the time.
Now, THAT'S a great road trip!!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Scenic, you say? Here's something along the lines of what Bummer suggested, only nobody could argue that this route isn't scenic.

Take 93/95 through Vegas 95 to Amargosa or Beatty, and then go through Death Valley to Lone Pine. Yes Death Valley will be very hot, but you said you're not stopping. So as long as your car is reliable, you'll have no problems. Then take 395 all along the eastern Sierra Nevada range, to Mono Lake (definitely worth a short stop there) and Lee Vining. Then drive through Yosemite on your way to SF. That's what I'd do if I had the time.
An excellent route, KDog . . . except for Death Valley in July.

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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An excellent route, KDog . . . except for Death Valley in July.

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Perhaps you haven't kept up with modern technology, Bummer, but believe it or not, they have air-conditioning in cars these days.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Perhaps you haven't kept up with modern technology, Bummer, but believe it or not, they have air-conditioning in cars these days.
For true?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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Scenic, you say? Here's something along the lines of what Bummer suggested, only nobody could argue that this route isn't scenic.

Take 93/95 through Vegas 95 to Amargosa or Beatty, and then go through Death Valley to Lone Pine. Yes Death Valley will be very hot, but you said you're not stopping. So as long as your car is reliable, you'll have no problems. Then take 395 all along the eastern Sierra Nevada range, to Mono Lake (definitely worth a short stop there) and Lee Vining. Then drive through Yosemite on your way to SF. That's what I'd do if I had the time.
I did that route on my motorcycle in November to Mammoth Lakes. Breathtaking scenery, but it sure got cold around Lone Pine and thereafter. I was freezing. There's a great route back on tiny roads through Benton Hot Springs that crosses into CA and back into NV a few times, eventually leading to 95 near Scotty's Junction, NV......where I ran out of gas after 170 miles of no gas stations. That was a fun trip.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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An excellent route, KDog . . . except for Death Valley in July.

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Perhaps you haven't kept up with modern technology, Bummer, but believe it or not, they have air-conditioning in cars these days.
I use the 2-70 A/C technology, 2 Windows down, and 70 MPH..

Another route is The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in California, which is very scenic, but it's a longer drive, and slower.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Lol! PCH has some great views, but most of it has no view as I recall.
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