I would like to avoid the summer but if everyone else wants summer I can do that as well. Ideally I would like to go in February, March or April or in the fall - October or November.
Here is the average weather for the area:
Jan 61°F 36°F 49°F 0.56 in.
Feb 67°F 40°F 54°F 0.52 in.
Mar 74°F 46°F 60°F 0.36 in.
Apr 82°F 53°F 68°F 0.64 in.
May 90°F 62°F 76°F 1.36 in.
Jun 94°F 68°F 81°F 1.80 in.
Jul 92°F 69°F 81°F 2.43 in.
Aug 91°F 68°F 80°F 2.13 in.
Sep 87°F 63°F 75°F 1.49 in.
Oct 80°F 54°F 67°F 1.50 in.
Nov 70°F 45°F 58°F 0.57 in.
Dec 62°F 37°F 50°F 0.42 in.
I also plan on bringing an extra 20 gallons of gas, food for 3-4 people for 4 or 5 days (only plan on bringing myself and +1 or maybe +2 so I will have extra), firewood, a small generator, I plan on having an RTT by then and another spare tent just in case with an EZ up, a stove to cook on with extra propane.. I'm sure I'm missing something. 2 spare wheels and tires, a spare rear axle, 2 spare OEM CVs, a spare tie rod, spare drive shaft and tools to swap said parts. A basic first aid kit, but would like a recommendation on a a better one to cauterize or sew up an open wound. I will also be buying a dedicated GPS for this trip as I'm sure there is no cell coverage there.
Not sure if I want to dedicate a week for this trip or just a few days, input would help as I would like to coordinate with other members.
Might have someone drive the F150 down with a trailer just in case someone needs a tow back, never know.
If someone can recommend something I am forgetting that would be helpful, this is just a feeler for now but I am 100% committed to go next year.