We will be leaving Las Vegas around noon on Thursday, June 9th and seeing some sights in Death Valley. We will sleep somewhere on 395 Thurs night such as Lone Pine or more north (not set yet). We are open to tent camping if there is anywhere recommended, otherwise a hotel (we are doing a 3-week massive road trip from Georgia to Calif and back with a combo of tent camping and hotels).
On Fri June 10th we will want to see Manzanar (unless we sleep more north of Independence) and a couple other sites up 395 including Bodie. We have no intention of going into Yosemite but want to go a little more north and camp in the national forest north of Yosemite. However, it appears the road from 395 to 108 and/or 89 may be blocked. In that case we would have to go even more north. Would highway 50 be OK? When we wake up on Sat June 11th we will make our way to San Francisco. Appreciate any advice on how to get from 395 to San Francisco and what not to miss with 3 active boys. I-395 sounds so incredible we would be so disappointed to travel south from Death Valley and work our way up Hwy 5 (we will do that on our return out of Monterey area). Thanks!