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Old 06-13-2018, 07:39 PM   #11
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Went thru Banff in late-May 2017 and then again in mid-Aug. in Aug the town was overrun with tour buses and RV caravans. It was nothing like the serene town we passed through in May. If your schedule allows, push the season and get there as early as you can. Having said that, we did get 4 inches of snow in Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park outside Livingston, MT. Went white water rafting on the Athabasca River in Jasper. Beautiful river with a great history. Also second traveling thru Couer d’Alene, ID. Beautiful town and the border crossing to the north was easy in late-May.


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Old 06-13-2018, 07:59 PM   #12
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If going down the west coast, bring LOTS of $$$, all 3 states are very expensive. If we didn't have grandkids in the Seattle area, we'd never go back, been there, done that, borrowed money & bought the T shirt.


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Old 06-14-2018, 04:21 AM   #13
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That is quite a trip. We did a portion of that last summer. We ended in Yellowstone/Tetons and returned home from there. We love Yellowstone having been there twice and will return some day. I agree with Chuckster that Crazy Horse is an amazing sight. Also, Devils Tower, The Badlands, etc. If you are into guns the Buffalo Bill museum in Cody has one of the largest collections I have ever seen. It sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy and keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:04 PM   #14
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When you leave Jasper I would suggest following Hwy 16 west to Tete Jaune Cache, then turn left onto Hwy 5 headed south towards Kamloops, BC. A stop at Wells Gray park at Clearwater will allow you to view some spectacular waterfalls. At Kamloops you can continue south on Hwy 5 to Merrit, Hope and the join Hwy 1 to Vancouver. An alternate route at Kamloops is to go west to Cache Creek. At Cache creek you can go south to Hope via the Fraser canyon OR at Cache Creek you can go North about 11kms and then take the road to Lilooet and then carry on south to Pemberton via the Duffy lake road. The Duffy lake road is paved all the way, but it does have some very steep hills and in spots has a very narrow shoulder. The scenery is spectacular.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:54 PM   #15
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Gotta see Mt Rainier if passing through Seattle!
Here are a lot of pics from past trips up to Mt Rainier:

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Old 06-25-2018, 12:06 PM   #16
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Little Big Horn. Don't pass on it. IMHO it is powerful.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:52 PM   #17
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Get a good Atlas. Look for a National Forest, Park, Recreation Area, Wildlife Refuge, and so on, include State stuff too. Look for something 50 to 200 miles out, generally you will find something quite interesting and surprising. There are a few dead zones and some special (read crowded and hard to get into) that may take preplanning and stops in Walmart parking lots to reach.

We did 16000 miles in 5 months, saw lots of stuff we didn't expect to see, did stuff we never expected to do and found that sometimes good stuff was just a short distance away from the popular stuff (e.g. Red Canyon vs Bryce for just one).

Also found the crowds disappear most places if you go more than a mile from the road. Pack a lunch and water.

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