Death Valley is a God forsaken desert. I live in the God forsaken desert so I should know. It's good for a ride through but I wouldn't get too caught up in it.
Now the Redwood forests, coastal roads and the mountains, that's some riding right there. It's green and there is water. Which is good.
Throw away your schedule and reservations. Wander about.
Here's how we do it. Wake up. Eat breakfast. Do bathroom duties and pack your stuff.
Follow some interesting roads from ~7am to about 430pm. Stop at a bar. Get a drink. Tip the bartender. Ask him/her where a good place to eat is. Then ask them where a good place to stay would be.
Check into place to stay after filling up gas tank. Check air oil and important nuts and bolts. Rinse and Repeat.
The only decision you have to make is what to do with the time you have been given
'07 Vulcan 1500 FI
Tucson Jim screwed with this post 05-12-2013 at 08:02 PM