What a great site - been poking through quite a few features and threads but of course there are many variations possible to time and general and objectives for any trip, so one would have difficulty finding a duplicate of what we have in mind.
We are a couple of semi-retired aussies who have visited the states several times in the past 15 years and travelled a fair amount of the Amtrac system detraining for some cycling in areas of interest. This time it is all 42 days on your roads (and trails) in a camper as rail is fairly limited in Canada heading north.
Leaving Palmdale after 2 days with friends we are then looking for a lazy but interesting and varied route to Whitehorse where we should catch up with friends for a few days checking out their haunts in the Yukon and then back to Calgary for nephew's wedding on the 20th June and then back to LA by the 1st July, and then perhaps ironically home to a little village called American River on an island south of South Australia called Kangaroo Island.
Thinking of an inland trail heading north, including the rockies and parks, but also would like some open country as well as the mountains.
Possibly drop south from Calgary on the return and pick up the I-90(?) back to the western side (portland, crater lake, monterey and LA.)
We will be taking cycles with the hope of doing some riding but don't expect it will be a lot, but would appreciate a few must do cycle rides if they are not too secret.
Not a lot of interest in the bigger cities preferring to experience the rural character of people and places.
Appreciate that mountain passes may or may not be open in the early parts of this period.
It would be great to get suggestions of 'priority' locations and routes along our general route.
thanks in anticipation of a few musts.