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    Thanks for the tips. Camping is an option (my...

    Thanks for the tips. Camping is an option (my preferred option) but I'll have to get approval. And it's funny, the Tree of Life was one of the sites I was planning on visiting.

    On a somewhat...
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    Clarification on the closure

    Actually, the road is closed due to storm damage, not the yearly snow closure. It's not scheduled to reopen until summer of 2007. But the closure is up past Chilao Flats, meaning you can still take...
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    Los Angeles to Yellowstone

    I finally get the chance for my yearly roadtrip, this years destination is gonna be Yellowstone National Park. I've got 9 days to vent a half a year's worth of cubicle imprisonment, so I'm trying to...
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    You may want to check road conditions before you...

    You may want to check road conditions before you leave. Angeles Crest highway is currently closed, so if you were planning on taking it across to the 15 you'd be stuck. I think you could still go...
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    Are you sure about that? Unless there's been...

    Are you sure about that? Unless there's been some major construction in the past few years, highway 17 is 2 lanes each way over the mountains from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz. And if it's raining or...
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    I've seen the pictures of the FJ on the rubicon,...

    I've seen the pictures of the FJ on the rubicon, there's another site with a lot more pictures of the trip, I'll see if i can find the link again. Made it through with no damage! There's also some...
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    Saw it at the auto show when it was just a...

    Saw it at the auto show when it was just a prototype, saw it at this years autoshow. I am planning on purchasing one when they are released. They are also planning on releasing a Moab edition this...
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    Congrats on your new car. You can ask around on...

    Congrats on your new car. You can ask around on www.offroadsubarus.com, they have some good ideas on how to handle stuff like that. www.subaruforester.org is another good site, but it was...
  9. It depends on the type of roadtrip I'd be taking,...

    It depends on the type of roadtrip I'd be taking, and how comfortable you are around cars.

    I almost always take my own car, just because I enjoy driving it so much. Even though I have more than...
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    I've been to Prague and Vienna, and I loved it. ...

    I've been to Prague and Vienna, and I loved it. They're both great cities, personally I liked Prague more just because it's more "classic" looking. I've heard that Budapest is like a prague from...
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    I've done the full trip from LA to SF maybe about...

    I've done the full trip from LA to SF maybe about 20+ times, and almost always in 1 long day. Fastest was about 8 hours, but usually around 12-13 hours (including stops for sightseeing). I took the...
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    Your friend probably stayed at Curry Village,...

    Your friend probably stayed at Curry Village, which really is a tent city. It's not really a campground, but more like a miners camp or a lumberjack camp if you can picture that. It's large...
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    http://www.monobasinresearch.org/data/tiogapass.ht...

    http://www.monobasinresearch.org/data/tiogapass.htm

    The roads closure dates vary year by year, so it may or may not be open in November this year. If the roads are closed, they will be gated, so...
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    If you're up for the challange, there's always...

    If you're up for the challange, there's always the Half Dome Trail. It's a full day hike, leave at 6 am, get back around dark. If you don't want to do the full hike, you can do at least the first 3-4...
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    Have you looked at the small SUV crossover...

    Have you looked at the small SUV crossover category? There are plenty of mini sport utes that are really just wagons with an offroad look. Honda CRV, Rav-4, Subaru Forester, Element, etc. I know...
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    I just got back from Yosemite yesterday. Tioga...

    I just got back from Yosemite yesterday. Tioga pass is still open, but it will most probably be closed in November. If you come from LA, you'll probably have to backtrack a little and come down the...
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    I wouldn't go so far as to say that jumper cables...

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that jumper cables are completely useless (but getting close to it). My electronics knowledge is a little rusty, but I think it would be very, very, difficult to get a...
  18. Thread: slot canyons

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    Yes there are slot canyons in CA. I just went to...

    Yes there are slot canyons in CA. I just went to a couple a few months ago. See this post for a picture in Anza Borrego.

    http://www.roadtripamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8546&highlight=Anza...
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    That's a pretty big roadtrip. But I agree with...

    That's a pretty big roadtrip. But I agree with everyone else, unless your goal is to sit in a car all the time, I'd probably cut it down a lot more. Also, you have to remember schedules, just...
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    Just thought I'd mention it again here. The...

    Just thought I'd mention it again here. The grunion are back in California. This weeekend should be a good time to go.
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    This is a battery that you can use to boost a...

    This is a battery that you can use to boost a car. Just think of it as a miniature car battery in a box. It's rechargable, depending on the size of the unit you can probably get up to 10 jumpstarts...
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    Better than Battery Jumper Cables?

    That's why I always, always, always carry one of these, especially when I'm out on my own

    http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?categorycode=3014&mfrcode=CPM&mfrpartnumber=PMJ8960
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  23. Thread: Roadwar 101

    by LA Native
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    Roadwar 101

    I guess this could be considered a roadtrip. I wonder if they're going to have this again next year

    http://www.roadwarusa.com/roadwar101/index.htm
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    If your laptop really is drawing 250 watts,...

    If your laptop really is drawing 250 watts, either you're carrying around a huge car battery to power it, or you're getting about 10 minutes of use out of each charge on a normal battery. 250 watts...
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    Welcome, I just did an LA-SF trip again this...

    Welcome,

    I just did an LA-SF trip again this past weekend (probably makes the 100th time) and will probably be driving back up in a couple weeks. Don't worry, even without planning you will have...
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