LCP and I recently had an amazing 2 weeks in California, and I've finally gotten well enough organized to post up. I'll add a series of 'replies' and fill in the details as time permits over the next few days... Enjoy!
p.s. this is my first experience with the new google maps (which I'm not finding as user-friendly for route planning as the classic version) and with 'My Maps', so please let me know if you have trouble viewing them.