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  1. Another thing to consider is that National parks...

    Another thing to consider is that National parks get booked up quickly in the summer months, especially Yellowstone where booking should be a priority. Of course things are unpredictable in the...
  2. Have you considered just flying in and out of...

    Have you considered just flying in and out of Denver and creating a circular route ? It could possibly save you some money on a one way car rental. I agree with Buck, I would also like to explore a...
  3. Great that you got a copy of this great travel...

    Great that you got a copy of this great travel book, lots of of wonderful info and images !

    Don't forget though, if you have any other questions regarding your trip in the future as your planning...
  4. Thread: No Snow

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    No guarantees

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    The only way you can avoid snow is to keep an eye on the weather forecast and travel accordingly, nowhere is immune from it during winter months and...
  5. Private rentals.

    Hi and welcome back to the forums !

    Avoiding long stretches won't be a problem, some folks like to do a long day or 2 just to get to an area they may want to spend more time exploring, but as you...
  6. Sticky: Poll: The Sentinel webcam is back.

    The Sentinel Webcam has been out of action on my last few visits to it, but it's back with us now. There has been some fresh dustings of snow and a bit more forecast over the high ground of Yosemite...
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    Winter prep.

    Whatever you decide on it's worth carrying some basic winter, equipment which in extreme conditions could be considered more important than what vehicle you are in. Decent tyres, fluids to top up...
  8. Sticky: Poll: Reminder of the rules for all.

    You must post your predictions in the thread and then 'ping' the poll above in the relevant date range.

    Rick you have 'pinged' the poll above but not identified your prediction in a post, which is...
  9. Sticky: Poll: Keeping everything crossed !

    You gotta keep hoping Rick although I think we are a way off from this darn virus being done with !

    Here's the view from the Sentinel webcam this morning....
  10. Sticky: Poll: Competition time. The 31st Tioga pass prognosticator. Spring opening 2021.

    Fancy a free tank of gas for your road trip ride? Read on.

    Howdy folks ! With the Tioga pass now closed for the winter season, it's time to turn our attention to Spring 2021 and predict when we...
  11. Sticky: Now closed for the winter.

    Tioga pass and Glacier point road have been confirmed closed on November 20th for the winter season on Yosemite's official website. So that's it for the winter season but keep an eye out for the...
  12. Arriving safe and actually arriving !

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    You really need to rethink this. I understand you want to get there quickly but you also want to get there safely, to do that you need at least 3 overnight...
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    I enjoy getting off Interstate and taking my time...

    I enjoy getting off Interstate and taking my time and although I don't know much about heading back east, we did enjoy the drive along US380 ('Billy the Kid trail') through Capitan,(Home of Smokey...
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    If you have decided to head south then I would...

    If you have decided to head south then I would say yes, the Sand dunes are worth a visit. Near Taos on US64 is the Rio Grande Gorge bridge which is worth a stop. Depending on conditions and what you...
  15. Sticky: Is this is it for the season ?

    The pass remains closed up to now with more snow due later in the week so you have to think, could this be it for the season ?

    Dave.
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    From what I'm seeing in the forecast it looks...

    From what I'm seeing in the forecast it looks like light snow flurries with little accumulation so I'm hoping you will be just fine. They are used to dealing with snow and ice in Colorado so the main...
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    Safe travels !

    Enjoy the ride and we will look forward to the updates!

    Safe travels.
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    Fantastic drive !!

    It's a great drive where you travel alongside the Arkansas river to Poncha springs before going over the continental divide at Monarch pass to the Gunnison river through the Currecanti Nat rec area...
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    I honestly don't think you have anything to be...

    I honestly don't think you have anything to be concerned about other than those same things in your home town. Just use common sense as to where you stay and if you get a feeling some place doesn't...
  20. Sticky: Travel info.

    For anyone who is planning to visit the park, this info on Wawona road will be of use to you.



    Dave.
  21. I would consider reducing the mileage this day...

    I would consider reducing the mileage this day and taking a little time to enjoy the drive. A stop in Lincoln along the Billy the Kid trail is worth it, Fort Stanton and a roadside stop at the Very...
  22. Remain (very) flexible.

    Hello and welocme to RTA !

    Your plan is certainly realistic on paper but you should really have a plan 'B' and 'C' and remain completely flexible. Keep researching and keep looking for places that...
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    Hey Rick. I agree, great captures as always....

    Hey Rick. I agree, great captures as always. Thanks for sharing.

    Dave
  24. Its worth heading to Canyon village and the...

    Its worth heading to Canyon village and the 'Grand canyon of the Yellowstone', it's amazing ! Unfortunately the Beartooth Highway (US212) has closed for the season so you could travel down to...
  25. Sticky: Yeah it kinda sucks.

    Hey Michael.

    Yes we did call June 15th in the last comp but it wasn't added to the Historic opening and closing page which is normally our 'Go to' for confirmation. Even though the pass is open,...
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