I'm planning a roadtrip up the California coast on PCH 1 (as much as possible) for late July. I'm especially concerned about a planned leg from Monterey CA to Ft Bragg CA.
According to my map program, this leg should take about 6 hours at an average speed of around 49 MPG. But I'm wondering it might actually be much slower, especially in the peak summer season. I wouldn't mind diverting over to the 101 for part of the trip if that made more sense. I usually don't like to spend more time driving than around 6 hours per day, so this leg is already at the limit. :-)
Any local advice or experience would be appreciated. Thanks! :-)