Soft carriers sounds like a great idea if you have any. Otherwise we will just have to make the hard ones fit. I'll take a tape measure to the plane on Friday and check that it will be OK.
This is a lot of flying for one day, especially in winter, so let's try to get an early start and be efficient with handovers. TBornemann, what are you flying and where are you starting? Would a dawn departure from San Diego let you make it to Fresno by 9:15 am?
My flight time from FAT to RBG is about 3 hours assuming neutral winds, so a 9:30 departure from FAT would get me there around 12:30.
VFR/IFR up to 350 nm radius from Oakland, CA. Small aircraft, one dog max up to ~60lb.