We are planning a trip to yosemite and lake tahoe early dec, probably second week of december. We are a family of 5 with children aged 9-15 arriving at los angeles. Please help with the following:
1. We are renting a so called full size SUV, (we have another adult joining us from LA so will need a 7 seaters). Is this a 4 WD or van? Do we still need snow chain in early december?
2. We are planning to drive from LA, stay at Evergreen Lodge. Is this at a conveneint place on our route? Should we take the I-5 then 140, or should we stop at Fresno for one night?
3. I understand Tiago Pass may be closed, there are various route to lake Tahoe, we prefer to stay at nourthstar, which route is better, safer and quicker?
4. from tahoe we are visiting san Francisco, which is a better route to take?
Thank you so much.