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    Rand McNally publishes a Motor Carrier Road atlas...

    Rand McNally publishes a Motor Carrier Road atlas which should have low-clearance info. Truckers NEED to know this stuff. You might even find one on sale at a truck stop.
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  2. 89 is pretty scenic and not too frantic. I...

    89 is pretty scenic and not too frantic.

    I like to stop in Afton and look at the Aviat Husky airplanes. They are so new and pretty like Easter Eggs!
  3. Kids these days....... Rand McNally Road...

    Kids these days....... Rand McNally Road Atlas and hard copy maps are still my favorite.
    And they always work, regardless of cell service.

    The hilighter that I applied to the pages of my...
  4. The panic about Lookout Pass doesn't take into...

    The panic about Lookout Pass doesn't take into account that the I-90 route is on average lower than I-80 and just has Lookout Pass and 4th July Summit which are pretty short pitches up and down where...
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    My neices had lots of fun with horses on a ranch...

    My neices had lots of fun with horses on a ranch near Cle Elum just east of Snoqualmie.

    EDIT- Flying Horseshoe ranch.

    My folks and my sisters family camped at Lake Easton State Park many years...
  6. Given the campground crowding during the pandemic...

    Given the campground crowding during the pandemic last summer my view is that the single most important thing to do right away is make reservations to camp. It may already be too late.
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    Sticky: On Veteran's Day 2020 a Veteran's ID became a...

    On Veteran's Day 2020 a Veteran's ID became a National Parks Pass.
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    Wait until late August or early September to make...

    Wait until late August or early September to make the run. Only way to be sure.
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    Much depends on your style of road tripping. Mine...

    Much depends on your style of road tripping. Mine is to drive my Jeep Cherokee on high-altitude shelf roads in the mountains of Colorado and sleep in the back of it at night.

    My father put 330,000...
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    The original post was mid-Sept and didn't say...

    The original post was mid-Sept and didn't say when she was going on the road.

    Just sayin'
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    He said he had 3 days. I agree that it's really 4.

    He said he had 3 days. I agree that it's really 4.
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    1900 miles in 3 days? That's about 35 hrs of...

    1900 miles in 3 days? That's about 35 hrs of driving. About 12 hrs/day.
    Not smart.

    Glad I'm not going with you.
  13. What matters is the snow in the mountains....

    What matters is the snow in the mountains. Unofficial report of 17" on the burg at the north end of the Cameron Peak fire.

    Down here in Ft. Collins we've had 11" so far. I-25 is a disaster as...
  14. One calculation suggests that you will average...

    One calculation suggests that you will average 106 mph. (10 hrs plus 6 hrs to cover 1700 miles) That's not going to happen (legally).

    The other calculation (25 hrs for 1700 miles) suggests you'll...
  15. Dallas to San Jose - 1700 miles. That's not 2...

    Dallas to San Jose - 1700 miles. That's not 2 days. It's more. Especially once in the Bayerea.

    It's time for you to start looking at maps and doing some thinking about it.
  16. We're now getting a pretty good snowstorm. I-25...

    We're now getting a pretty good snowstorm. I-25 is closed between Wellington CO and Cheyenne, WY due to visibility and crashes. Temp is 14F.

    It will be several days before we know the status of...
  17. East Troublesome fire west of RMNP blew up last...

    East Troublesome fire west of RMNP blew up last night burning 6000 acres PER HOUR.

    RMNP is now closed both sides and there are many, many fires in the state. Not a good time to be trying to tour...
  18. US34 between Loveland, CO and Estes Park CO (Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park)

    Cameron Peak Fire has been burning for 2 months. It is now the largest wildfire in (recorded) Colorado history.

    It has started moving into a position to endanger structures along US 34 between...
  19. Have your car transported and take an airliner? ...

    Have your car transported and take an airliner?
    Take someone with you who doesn't have this issue and put on your blindfold for the scary parts? (my late wife had some of these concerns when...
  20. Plan using 500 mi/day as a baseline. This...

    Plan using 500 mi/day as a baseline. This accounts for fuel, food, and potty breaks. Google Maps assumes running at speed limit without pause.

    Plan to have some extra time in the schedule to...
  21. When I-70 reopens there will be many instances of...

    When I-70 reopens there will be many instances of closure to mitigate rock and mudslides since the fire has burned off vegetation. These problems will be fairly frequent to start but will go on for...
  22. I-70 has partially reopened with single lane in...

    I-70 has partially reopened with single lane in each direction. Could be closed again at any time because that fire is only 44% contained.

    CO 14 west of Ft. Collins is still closed. That fire may...
  23. Smoke continues to plague the Front Range. We're...

    Smoke continues to plague the Front Range. We're even getting some ashfall from the Cameron Peak fire (near Cameron Pass up CO 14). Going west across Colorado from the Front Range is quite difficult...
  24. Visibility is definitely down along the Front...

    Visibility is definitely down along the Front Range.

    Prevailing winds say that Ca wildfires will cause smoke in Colorado many years.

    I've had September backpack trips affected by Ca smoke -...
  25. I-70 closed east of Glenwood Springs. Posted 12 Aug 2020

    Grizzly Creek fire has closed I-70 east of Glenwood Springs in both directions for the last 2 days.
    Road will remain closed for an unknown time. There is no containment of the fire yet. Detours are...
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