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    3300 Miles: Western United States -- 2007

    Well, here it is. You can read the trip planning threads here.

    Nine days, 3300 miles. 843 pictures. The Grand Canyon, the Million Dollar Highway and other Colorado mountain roads, Yellowstone...
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    I don't know about the Black Canyon of the...

    I don't know about the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, because while I will zigzag to my heart's content, one thing I do not like to do is retrace my steps. Of course, I could go east through the...
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    http://nivek.smugmug.com/photos/17984675-M.jpg ...

    http://nivek.smugmug.com/photos/17984675-M.jpg

    Truman's house. Didn't see the library.
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    Independence, MO has both Harry Truman's home,...

    Independence, MO has both Harry Truman's home, museum, and presidential library, but a church originally sited by Joseph Smith himself 170 years ago. Where the Mormons think Jesus is going to come,...
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    Rocky Mountain Road Trip

    The itinerary:

    *Leave the Los Angeles area on 30 June. Proceed via the most logical routes to the Grand Canyon (my first night reservation in Tusayan, AZ is the only one I've made for the trip)....
  6. You know, they will work harder to keep I-70 open...

    You know, they will work harder to keep I-70 open than they will any other road. It's the main artery through the state. They'll have it open quicker than any of those secondary roads. So if you...
  7. Highway 95--well, it's got brothels. And a sign...

    Highway 95--well, it's got brothels. And a sign commemorating the Nevada Test Site. And (some) towns that aren't so much "ghost towns" as just dilapidated. More than one skeletonized casino or...
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    Depending on time, I was considering going from...

    Depending on time, I was considering going from Vegas as far north as Crater Lake before cutting west to the coast and turning south on PCH. I think that might be the better plan. As much as I like...
  9. I punched those cities into Microsoft Streets and...

    I punched those cities into Microsoft Streets and Trips, and the program doesn't even send you through Colorado or Utah. The computer recommends taking I-70 only to the Kansas City area, where you...
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    Photo album of a trip very similar:...

    Photo album of a trip very similar:

    Unfortunately, Sonora Pass, which I crossed on the way back, is probably closed right now, although you can always check.
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    So, here's the deal. Colorado is getting pounded...

    So, here's the deal. Colorado is getting pounded by snow. Pounded

    Is this trip a good idea? Should I make alternate plans (like the Pacific Coast Highway trip I've been kicking around)? Should...
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    How is Zion in February? I had indeed been...

    How is Zion in February? I had indeed been thinking about stopping there after learning that the North Rim will be closed.

    How about the mountain passes? I see the road south of Aspen is closed...
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    I live in Southern California. Flying to...

    I live in Southern California. Flying to Anchorage, driving to Seattle, flying home.
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    This would indeed be the kind of info I'm looking...

    This would indeed be the kind of info I'm looking for. As you say, the Milepost appears to be an exhaustive source of where the gas stations and motels are. What I'm looking for is places that are...
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    Hey, I started a thread...

    Hey, I started a thread about driving the Alaska Highway just the other day. Maybe our topics could be merged? When are you planning to go?

    {Editor's Note: We usually do not merge posts from...
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    Any Coloradoans reading the forum?

    Any Coloradoans reading the forum?
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    I've been thinking about taking one of those day...

    I've been thinking about taking one of those day trips from Fairbanks to Barrow. Because that would blow me away.
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    North Rim is closed. Bummer. South Rim it is,...

    North Rim is closed. Bummer. South Rim it is, then. That will be shorter, at least.

    EDIT: how about the Million Dollar Highway, US-550? Is it open in February? And would I be taking my life...
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    Alaska Highway Road Trip

    The date: July or August.

    The route: Highway 3 north from Anchorage to Fairbanks, then to Delta Junction, then the Alaska Highway for its entire length to Dawson Creek, BC, then BC Highway 97...
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    Colorado mountain road trip

    The date: late January-early February.

    The route: From Southern California, on I-15 and I-40 to Meteor Crater, AZ. Northwards to Four Corners. Hwy-160 east and north through Wolf Creek Pass, CO....
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    I tried to visit Crater Lake in early April 2002...

    I tried to visit Crater Lake in early April 2002 and found it closed.

    The roads around Tahoe are usually kept open. Highway 50 is the main traffic artery south of the lake. It will sometimes be...
  22. Thread: To the Beach!

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    california beaches

    My road trip on Highway 1, from Jenner, CA to Eureka:

    http://nivek.smugmug.com/gallery/903132

    The Pacific Ocean at Jenner:

    http://nivek.smugmug.com/photos/41054142-M.jpg

    Tiny little...
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    Colorado. Go through Colorado. Go through the...

    Colorado. Go through Colorado. Go through the Colorado Rockies. Thank me later. You could go straight west via I-70, or leave the interstate west of Denver and go south and west via secondary...
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    There is enough gas and lodging on Hwy 50. Not a...

    There is enough gas and lodging on Hwy 50. Not a lot, but enough. Going west from Delta, UT, which is kind of the last outpost of civilization b/f you go into the wilderness, you go 83 miles until...
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    I believe that was the first day the pass had...

    I believe that was the first day the pass had been open, but it most definitely was open.http://nivek.smugmug.com/photos/23213781-M.jpg
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