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  1. #21
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    Both Mapquest and Google Maps agree: By I-15 and I-84, SLC to Seattle is 840 miles. No way that can be done in 12 hrs 10 minutes like they each say. That's at least a day and a half in real time.


    Donna

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    Thanks for the correction, guys! I would have merrily tromped along thinking all the time that I'd be almost there... until Waze recalculated. Should have just bought an atlas!

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    It's not too late to buy an atlas. Stop at any truck stop or Wal-Mart and get one. Well worth the money ($7 or 8 at Wal-Mart). We keep ours until they fall apart.


    Donna

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    If you don't have an atlas, you should still by one ASAP! You can get one for under 10 bucks at Walmart.

    A GPS is a great tool, but it should never be your only or even primary way for finding your route.

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    Walmart now has the "Large Scale" atlas which is spiral-bound. Much nicer than the standard atlas and costs very little more. It's about half the price of the same thing at a truck stop, but that's because the Walmart version is custom-printed with a list of all Walmarts in the country and Walmart-specific ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bre.Kidman View Post
    Should have just bought an atlas!
    It became obvious long before you posted the above comment that you did not have paper maps / atlas. As the others said, not too late... and essential. The answer to many of the questions you ask are on paper maps.

    I have seen the 2013 Rand McNally for $2.99 at some truckstops... now that the 2014 version is out.

    Lifey

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    Lifey: I just took your tip about talking to the clerk at the truck stop before stopping there for the night. Definitely made me feel a lot more secure. Possibly the best night's sleep I've had since I set out!

    Going to go inside and get myself a paper map and then finish the way to Seattle! Thanks again, everybody! Looking forward to posting the trip report I'm compiling!

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