I would like to take this trip just after the kids go back to shool.
Anyone know when this typically happens in central California.
Heh, well being a teacher in central California myself, I go back to school the first part of August. Most schools here go back mid-August but there are still some stragglers that don't go back until after Labor Day weekend. Avoid coming Labor Day weekend at all costs.
Late May/early June is an AWESOME time to see Yosemite Valley's waterfalls and the wildflowers in the hills leading up to it. The passes may still be closed, but depending on the snow season, they could be open... impossible to make long-term plans for that. But, Memorial Day weekend in Yosemite is the single busiest weekend of the year... cars lined up for a mile waiting for parking spaces is no fun!
There is a place in San Francisco that rents BMW's with full panniers and tail cases. Jugo something or other... the owner is a member here. I'll look it up later... I'm gonna be late for church! If you ever look at Road Runner magazine, the last two issues had trip writeups that used a 1200gs rented from those guys.
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