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Old 08-19-2019, 05:05 PM   #127
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It will be our longest trip at 93 days. We leave around the middle of April and get back home around the middle of July.
Our longest was 16 years! Constant travel.

Don't think of yours in terms of total days. Just do one chunk at a time. It will go by fast. Enjoy!
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:42 PM   #128
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The only thing I see is 3 days at Devil tower. Their's no much there except the tower and that's maybe one day. You could make a day trip to Deadwood South Dakota or maybe its your rest stop. Be sure and go to the Ponderosa Cafe & bar in Hulett Wy. about 9 miles. If you don't mind a bar type atmosphere with good food go to the back bar area. They also have a family type restrauant in the front. Hulett has the only grocery store close.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:05 PM   #129
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I am fine tuning my main stops and below are the days at each of the main stops. I built in an extra day for chilling at some stops. There are also several overnight stop between some of the main stops.

1) Grand Canyon - South Rim - Trailer Village - 5 nights
2) Page & Lake Powell - Wahreap RV - 3 nights
3) Zion NP - Zion River RV Resort - 5 nights
4) Bryce NP - Kodachrome SP - 4 nights
5) Capital Reef NP - Wonderland RV - 3 nights
6) Moab, AZ - Portal RV - 5 nights
7) GTNP - Colter Bay Village - 5 nights
8) YSNP - Grizzly RV - 7 nights
9) Devils Tower - Devils Tower KOA - 3 nights
10) Mt. Rushmore + - Rafter J Bar Ranch - 5 nights
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DW and I just finished a very similar trip to yours starting in FL just shy of 8500 miles. We stayed at many of the same parks (Trailer Village, Wahweap, Zion River, Colter Bay and Grizzly). We did Ruby's at Bryce after Zion then headed to Vernal UT Dino Monument and then through Flaming George to GTNP and YSNP. We probably stayed one day less at most stops than you are planning and found it not too much traveling. You are going to love it. We were sad to see the beautiful mountains in our mirrors.

Did not stay in Black Hills which looked very touristy to us and Rushmore visitor center all torn up with rebuild. We stopped in very NW Nebraska at Ft Robinson SP which is a very interesting place. Looks nothing like the rest of Nebraska. Great history and nice hiking which might be on your way home.

BTW our first stop out of FL was at Lake Osprey where I think you have a lot. Very nice place. We may have seen your coach there. Were you there 5/10 or so?
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:29 PM   #130
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I need to start making reservations, but I still have concerns about the timing and weather. I have GCNP penciled in for the first week of May (April 29 to May 4). This will set me up to be stationary during the Memorial Day weekend at Portal RV in Moab. Yellowstone will be the first week of June.

Is the last week of April/first week of May to early?


JakenJo - we may have been there when you came, but just barely.
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Ray. Iím checking in at Portal on May 26 and leaving on the 31st. We may meet there.
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I need to start making reservations, but I still have concerns about the timing and weather. I have GCNP penciled in for the first week of May (April 29 to May 4).

Is the last week of April/first week of May to early?
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Huge Mountain Trip Possible or Not??

We had some snow fall at the NR around middle of May but was gone in couple of hrs it was pretty. Good weather just cool enough to be perfect.
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I finally started making my reservations today. I started with some of the main ones first. Trailer Village, Wahweap and Zion RV Resort are booked. I only have 29 more to go.
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In my continuing getting longer Huge trip (98 nights) I need some campground recommendation between Rapid City, SD to North Denver and then over to Kansas City. I have some overnight stops picked out, but it would be great if there was some campgrounds that had something to do for a few more days. I am learning again that the process of driving, staying one night and then driving again is tiring.
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Between Rapid City and Denver you might check out Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford, Nebraska. Jeep rides, stage coach rides, museums, Toadstool Park, Agate Fossil Beds, Scottsbluff National Monument, Chimney Rock (Oregon Trail sights) Carhenge are all within an hour or so. Take US 385 south to Chadron, turn west (right) on US 20. Campground has lots of mature trees, RV sites aren't packed so tight. Make reservations early, especially if you plan to be there over a holiday weekend.
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