Hi, all. I’m looking for trip planning advice. I realize the itinerary is very wide open, but I will continually update it as we move forward (and as I do more of my research and fill in all the holes).
June 21 or so, 2020 we will drive from San Francisco to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier, towing a tiny RV (teardrop trailer). We plan to camp every night, but we can be persuaded to also stay at Inns/Lodges/etc. I'd love to hear suggestions, especially for campsites and driving routes. We plan to stay 5 or so nights in each park (and could be convinced to stay longer!)
Days 1-3 San Francisco to Tetons (route? stops?)
Days 4-9 Tetons
Days 10-15 Yellowstone
Days 16-21 Glacier
Days 22-28 Return to SF (or add extra days above)
I am looking ideas for any part of the trip. If you had this much time to spend, how would you spend it?
We are more interested in hiking and wildlife than we are in cities, on this trip at least. We are fairly active, but not too adventurous. For example, we will do a whitewater trip, but are not into hikes which require ropes and harnesses (though I may have to get over that to do some slot canyons in the future). I can handle a nose-to-tail horseback ride, but I don't really know how to ride a horse. I'll take our teardrop offroad, but we are not competent offroad drivers. We are fairly soft visitors, not hardened outdoors folks. :)
Food recommendations are welcomed, as are all cultural recommendations.
We are also interested in river/lake trips, in addition to kayaking Yellowstone and Jackson Lakes, and floating the Snake through Grand Tetons NP. We considered a river trip out of Vernal, Utah, but that may be too far from our path of travel.
Our camper doesn't require an electrical or water hookup, though an electrical hookup every week or so is a good idea.