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    Another possibility for a place to stay if you...

    Another possibility for a place to stay if you want to visit attractions in the area is Lee Vining. Mono Vista RV park is there & while it is a long drive over Tioga pass to get to Yosemite, there...
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    2X on Goblin Valley State Park - walking among...

    2X on Goblin Valley State Park - walking among the "Goblins" is a unique experience.

    If you have time check out the view at Gooseneck State Park on US 163. For another interesting experience,...
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    Well, I'm not female, and the trip wasn't...

    Well, I'm not female, and the trip wasn't infinite, but I did do a 111 day 18,700 mile trip in a RAV4 & 17' Escape fiberglass "egg" trailer last summer. Will be doing it again this starting April. ...
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    As Mark stated, you cannot depend on finding cell...

    As Mark stated, you cannot depend on finding cell based data coverage at most National Parks but there is coverage at a few. I was able to pick up an AT&T signal at Death Valley National Park in the...
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    You might want to check that iPad - Apple...

    You might want to check that iPad - Apple currently (as of 1/9/12) does not make any 4G devices. Hopefully, they will add 4G to the iPad 3 that is expected this March, but as of now all iPads are 3G...
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    Bodie State Historic Park, California

    On a cross country trip during the Spring & Summer of 2011 I visited Bodie Ghost Town near Lee Vining, CA. Actually, I made two visits, the first on May 8th, and the second on June 4th.
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    Not only do you need a tripod, but most of the...

    Not only do you need a tripod, but most of the time you need a method of cutting down the amount of light to decrease the shutter speed. If there is lots of shade you might get away with choosing...
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    One more advantage to traveling in an RV - If you...

    One more advantage to traveling in an RV - If you are visiting state & national parks, you can often stay in the park. Although some have lodges, many don't, and the nearest motels are sometimes a...
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    Goblin Valley State Park, UT

    Goblin Valley State Park is located about 35 miles from Hanksville, UT along UT 24, between Canyonlands National Park & Capitol Reef National Park.

    Goblin Valley State Park Website

    Although not...
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    Absolutely beautiful photographs! I've been to...

    Absolutely beautiful photographs! I've been to many of the same locations on a trip last summer, and I know what you mean about getting out to the False Kiva - I found the hike rather exhilarating,...
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    For most of the photos I used either a 10 stop or...

    For most of the photos I used either a 10 stop or variable neutral density filter to cut down the amount of light so I could work with long shutter speeds. Generally, shutter speeds were around .25 ...
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    East Coast Fall Colors

    After returning from a summer trip to the West, I spent a little over a week following (well, actually a bit behind) the East coast Fall Colors in Ricketts Glen State Park, PA (2 pages),

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    18,700 Miles & 111 Days

    I've been away from RTA for awhile, but am posting a link to a trip to the West I made last summer: Summer 2011 Trip. I had a great time, hit 20 National Parks, over 40 State Parks, and did most of...
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    Timing Fall Road Trips

    You might check with The Foliage network for the right time to hit "peak" viewing. They have a group of volunteers that post color & leaf drop reports at least weekly for the Northeast, Southeast &...
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    Some Links

    We crossed the US on part of 50 in one of our trips - 2004 Trip. Some useful links to pages that suggest stops & other info on US 50:
    Coast to Coast on US 50
    Roadtrip USA Choose "9"
    Both have...
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    My wife & I have made many cross country trips on...

    My wife & I have made many cross country trips on the US "Red" roads (non-interstates) , and we have found new & unforgetable places to visit each time. There are so many wonderful places to see...
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    Sounds like a great trip! As to June being too...

    Sounds like a great trip! As to June being too early for Glacier - although the full length of the "Going to the Sun Road" usually opens between late May & early June, some years it is later. ...
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    The size limit is 8' wide, including mirrors, and 21' long so most RVs are out. If you don't have a toad, take one of the "Red Bus" tours. I believe they also started a standard bus run across the...
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    Adirondacks 2007

    For those interested, some photos & description of a short 2 day trip through the Adirondacks this October. Fall Adirondacks Trip 2007
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    I don't know how you feel about waterfalls, but...

    I don't know how you feel about waterfalls, but if they interest you, check Ricketts Glen State Park. 22 waterfalls along 2 trails. It is probably worth checking water levels - I went in August,...
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    As long as you are planning to drive the...

    As long as you are planning to drive the Beartooth, make sure you take the Chief Joseph's Scenic Byway from Cody to get there...
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    In addition to the Cape & Martha's Vineyard, you might want to take a day trip to Nantucket. Lots to see & it sounds like it fits your interests. Our last trip is at 2005 Nantucket Trip. We will...
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    I agree - making too many reservations ties you...

    I agree - making too many reservations ties you to a schedule you might not want to follow. Just watch for holiday weekends and local festivals that might fill up the motels & campgrounds...
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    If you are driving I70 through Colorado, a great...

    If you are driving I70 through Colorado, a great hike is Hanging Lake directly off the East bound lane of I70 10 miles East of Glenwood Springs. A bit rough at the top, but a beautiful hike along a...
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    In adition to location, time of day makes a...

    In adition to location, time of day makes a difference. Try to get in at least one sunrise & sunset!
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