I'm in the process of buying an LSA located at KSAF. I plan to fly the airplane home to California upon completion of the deal.
I'd would love whatever input y'all might have about this trip. I've flight-planned it in relatively short hops - Santa Fe - Gallup - Winslow, Prescott, Lake havasu for the night, then Palmdale, Harris Ranch and finally Concord KCCR. I plan to start out at first light each of two days and try to be on the ground by about 1300 local as I know the winds really get brisk in the afternoons in the desert.
Here's what I've thought of already: Personal Locator beacon (406MHz GPS rescue beacon), water, space blanket & fire starter stuff, handheld radio, mirror, couple days worth of food.
Any other thoughts? Valleys to see. Places to avoid. All comments gratefully accepted.