Hello! I am posting also in Roadtrips forum, but also here because our trip is basically in California. I also thank you!
Basically we like wilderness. mountains, forests, coast, hiking and camping if possible. A road trip. We enjoy scenic drives too.
The site we have looked for renting the car doesn´t charge fee for one way drive.
So: We would start in SAN FRANCISCO. 2 or 3 days, depending upon the flight arrival hour. That is the important city we want to visit.
In California we think about concentrating interests in SIERRA NEVADA. I have found that besides YOSEMITE we have SEQUOIAS and KING CANYON Parks. There also are scenic drives (roads 992, 994, 995, 996). Also sems wonderful LAKE TAHOE area, going by California.
From there we would like to go towards the NORTH COAST and REDWOOD National and State park.
All of this may seem more of the same scenery, but we like it too much. You will tell us.
We are from Uruguay. Here we don´t have muntains neither snow, etc. In fact now I am in the beach in front of the sea. And we enjoy those destinies (Alaska, Patagonia, Scandinavia). So we would like to "bite" some snow landscape, And we would like to drop off the car the northest we can.
And now the question: In this time of the year, from April to May (we have to return before May 31st of better before May 20th);
-How far North can we go in this time and season? Up to now I haven´t explored too much about Oregon coast. Of course if we cannot camp that wouldn´t be the problem. I´ll go deeper once I have more clear up to where weather would let us. Of course it may be an accidental storm; I mean usually. We always plan with some days to manage something you didn´t plan.
-How would be the best way to distribute 20 or some days more?
-Which place should we choose to drop off the car and take the return flight?
I thank you very much in advance your kindness. That is a great help for us!!!!