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2018 road trips
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:54:05 AM »

What do you guys have planned? I might be flying and driving to the grand canyon in april.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 03:03:39 AM »

I have this planned for July:


Planned stops/ sights to see:
-Hoover Dam
-Las vegas
-Zion Natl. Park
-Arches Natl. Park
-UT-128 scenic byway
-I-70 through Glenwood Canyon (Duh)
-Rocky Mountain Natl. park
-Royal gorge bridge
-Albuquerque
-White sands Natl. monument
-possibly El Paso
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 11:27:17 AM »

I have this planned for July:


Planned stops/ sights to see:
-Hoover Dam
-Las vegas
-Zion Natl. Park
-Arches Natl. Park
-UT-128 scenic byway
-I-70 through Glenwood Canyon (Duh)
-Rocky Mountain Natl. park
-Royal gorge bridge
-Albuquerque
-White sands Natl. monument
-possibly El Paso
Looks like a very fun trip.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 12:31:13 PM »

I'm planning a cross-country trip next August. Get down to Indianapolis some way, then I-70 > I-15 > I-10 > I-5 > I-90. Stopping at a few state high points along the way, visiting several national parks, and finally grabbing clinches of 70 and 90.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 02:41:04 PM »

For me, it depends on when and where meets are scheduled. I might try to take a non-meet-related journey out to finally visit North Dakota, because by then I should be recovered from my "was this ever boring" jaunt through Illinois that I took a couple of months ago. I might be up for another trip along I-74 and I-39 by then.  :-D
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 12:50:05 PM »

Tail of the Dragon in August.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 08:25:21 PM »

For me, it depends on when and where meets are scheduled. I might try to take a non-meet-related journey out to finally visit North Dakota, because by then I should be recovered from my "was this ever boring" jaunt through Illinois that I took a couple of months ago. I might be up for another trip along I-74 and I-39 by then.  :-D
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 11:28:57 PM »

Another trip back to the New York Tri-State area for the Summer, probably June.


As expected, it will involve another Wikipedia photography crusade, with visits to relatives, and friends of the family.





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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 09:53:15 AM »

So far this has been discussed, but nothing has been set in stone yet.

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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 10:22:17 AM »

I have this planned for July:


Planned stops/ sights to see:
-Hoover Dam
-Las vegas
-Zion Natl. Park
-Arches Natl. Park
-UT-128 scenic byway
-I-70 through Glenwood Canyon (Duh)
-Rocky Mountain Natl. park
-Royal gorge bridge
-Albuquerque
-White sands Natl. monument
-possibly El Paso

If you have some extra time when going through the St. George, UT area, I would recommend Snow Canyon State Park.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 09:31:50 PM »

My girl and I are most likely going on a trip in April or May.  We're trying to tackle all the National Parks.  This trip will take us to Great Smoky Mountains, Congaree in SC, and the three in south Florida.  In summary, this is essentially a trip to the Florida Keys and back.

What do you guys have planned? I might be flying and driving to the grand canyon in april.

Where would you fly to?  My gf and I did this last April, what a coincidence!  We flew to Las Vegas, and visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Petrified Forest before stopping at the south rim.  The south rim of the Grand Canyon is much more fleshed-out with amenities, and be advised that the north rim doesn't open until mid-May each year.

I have this planned for July:

Planned stops/ sights to see:
-Hoover Dam
-Las vegas
-Zion Natl. Park
-Arches Natl. Park
etc.

If you go to Arches, I highly recommend the Tapestry Arch all the way in the back of the park.  It's a mile or so to hike to it, but it's worth it.  Everyone crowds around the arches you can drive to, like the Delicate Arch featured on the Utah license plates.  So the Tapestry Arch is far less crowded--plus the hike is fun and includes two other overlooked arches, one of which you hike straight through.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 05:55:03 PM »

I'm going to Raleigh, North Carolina and back for the day. I also have a NASCAR-themed trip where I'll stop in Martinsville, Virginia, then Charlotte, North Carolina, and finally in Darlington, South Carolina, and then I'll make a bonus stop to see my grandmother in the Myrtle Beach area.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 05:58:10 PM »

We had toyed with the idea of driving to Anaheim (CA) next summer, but we've nixed the idea.  At this time, we have no road trip planned except our usual mission trip to México.  Chicago is a possibility, but it's a remote possibility.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 11:56:41 AM »

Got this one probably planned for late April:



Primary purpose is a convention in Calgary, but I figured I might as well route along some scenic routes along the way (original plan was to go through Great Falls both ways, but this is more fun and actually less miles). Plan is one night in Cranbrook, 3 nights in Calgary, and 1 night in Great Falls. Won't really have time to stop and sightsee inside the parks (I'd like to do that another time though), but it should be a scenic drive, at least in the front half (the way back we'll just want to gun it through the easy roads and get back quickly).
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »

We’ve kicked around the idea of a golf trip to New Brunswick and PEI, but it’s far from certain.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 03:28:49 PM »

Planning on a trip to Florida (never been).  Hitting up Charleston -> Savannah -> Jacksonville -> Tampa.  On the way back I plan on clinching I-85 and visiting some extended family near Atlanta.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 11:22:30 PM »

Multiple trips from OKC to Cincinnati to visit family. If I can swing it later in the year, Atlanta is a possibility. Otherwise, I've got nothing planned. Wherever big storms and tornadoes pop, I'll likely be there.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2017, 02:20:40 PM »

I have 2 big and 2 medium trips planned for 2018 so far:

Early January (medium): to DC for TRB. Main purpose is the TRB Annual Meeting, so only a short portion of the trip will be roads. Pretty direct route down (though I plan to clinch NJ I-295 and a couple things in MD), but heading back, I'll be doing a lot of detouring to clinch in the Baltimore area and Delmarva. Visiting a couple museums in Baltimore and I should be able to finish Maryland's Interstates (only missing a few things right now). May do some more foot-clinching in DC proper if weather cooperates. I actually have a decent amount of DC's US routes clinched on foot right now.

Spring Break (March, big): Shreveport for the meet. Ton of new mileage here and I'll be combining this with one of my other passions (hiking), as I'll be visiting 7 state high points on the way down and back. 5 new states planned (MS, AR, OK, TX, FL) and I intend to clinch US 13 on the way home, including my first trip over the CBBT.

Late April (medium): Central PA for the meet. Will be taking a circuitous route out so I can visit the 5 PA counties I'm missing, will probably spend the day after the meet hiking at Ricketts Glen if weather cooperates.

August (big): cross-country trip. It will be my first time visiting MO, KS, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD and I will clinch I-70 and I-90, along with California SR 1 north of San Francisco and some of the fun roads around Zion, Rainier, and Glacier NPs and in the Black Hills. Ton of hiking and I plan to visit the KS, SD, and IA high points
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2017, 02:30:22 PM »

I plan to visit the KS ... high point

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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2017, 02:33:34 PM »

I plan to visit the KS ... high point

Wahoo!!!
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Yeah, it's boring, I know. But I'm a highpointer, and part of highpointing is visiting those boring flatland ones. Has to be more interesting than a couple of the flatland county ones in New York.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2017, 02:37:41 PM »

I plan to visit the KS ... high point

Wahoo!!!
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Yeah, it's boring, I know. But I'm a highpointer, and part of highpointing is visiting those boring flatland ones. Has to be more interesting than a couple of the flatland county ones in New York.

I just read some of the Google reviews of Kansas' high point.  So many of them are sarcastic, warning people about altitude sickness and such.
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2017, 03:08:12 PM »

The Kansas highpoint is badass - highly underrated. I wouldn't make a trip out of just going there, but if it's on the way within a couple hour detour, it's a worthwhile trip, if only because it contributes a little bit of interest and provides a reason to get off the interstate and out of the car in what is otherwise a ridiculously flat and abandoned part of the country.
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Re: 2018 road trips
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2017, 03:34:41 PM »

abandoned part of the country.

Hey!  That's where I grew up!
 :sleep:  :nod:

And now you don't live there!

Touché.



August (big): cross-country trip. It will be my first time visiting MO, KS, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD ... Ton of hiking

What sort of high-elevation hiking have you done?  I-70 has some excellent out-and-back hiking opportunities in the Colorado Rockies, accessible from rest area parking lots.  But the best of them are the most strenuous.
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