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I had figured this trip was a once in a lifetime dream, but by the time I have been geared up, I better plan on doing it again!
Strangely I find that my daily mileage is often higher on harder days, not sure why I wind up doing that. It isn't by plan or anything.
There are usually free maps of every US National Park. These are pretty basic, but do help in orienting yourself. I prefer using the maps that National Geographic makes for the parks. They are not specifically for bicycling, but are at a larger scale than the freebie maps, and are laminated to be water and tear resistant:
The Schwalbe Marathon Dureme is made in a 50 cm version, the tread is still conservative but from what I am seeing, a wide tread is going to be more important than a knobbie. That patch in your photo looks tricky, but a knobby wouldn't really be useful unless it was muddy.