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Old 10-25-2018, 01:25 PM   #31
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From Ohio We did Black Hills area, Custer State park(Mt Rushmore) Badlands, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park and back to Ohio in a three week period in July two years ago. You can cram a lot in a short time if you plan it right.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:24 PM   #32
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Jackets, "You can cram a lot in a short time" I believe we all buy into what you're saying. But the OP is NOT willing to cram a lot into a short time. Holy shmoly, he wants to drive less than 8 hours a day covering the distances I already outlined. You added a week to his limit and admitted you had to cram to get it in.
I'm with you. My family travelled that way for years. We did the best we could in the time allotted. Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't leave Memphis on Thursday after work, ski two days at Snowshoe, West Virginia, and be home for work on Monday morning with the kids well rested. Of course they were, they didn't drive a lick.
I believe we are beating a dead horse. But it makes for good copy.....
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:01 AM   #33
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Yes we are beating a dead horse and who cares. as for the trip it can be done very easy as i plan to drive no more the 5 hours now and get to Yellowstone in 5 days stopping along the way. all the place that are on the route have been to more then once but there is always some you miss even if you stay two weeks in one place. I just take what is said and use what i think fit for us so the dead horse is dead.
It is not a hard trip and there is a lot even the missile base is on the way maybe i can out one in my truck ?
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:03 AM   #34
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Glen, it can be done, we did it about five years ago. I think I used the good sam trip planner. At Devils tower, (back then) there was a campground right at the gate to devils tower. Nothing special but it had full hookups. If you have been to Yellowstone you already know that the only campground with hookups is at fishing bridge. I think some go the the west gate and there are many campgrounds there. Yeah it is a long drive but with planning you can do it. I stopped driving mid afternoon in order to rest on the days we were on the road. Yes, we would like to go back and spend more time, but time away together is a vacation in itself.
A sour note: Fishing Bridge will be closed for the 2019 season per the NPS website. Mammoth Hot Springs allowed rigs longer than 25' (front bikes to rear box) the other campgrounds didn't when we went through in 2015.

We have been to Yellowstone many times over the last 60+ years, from both coasts. Total time in the park or area is several months, still more we need to see.

If you are zooming to what you want to see, skip the RV parks on the way, crash at Walmart, HD, Lowes, etc. Hookup time is wasted time if you want to see anything when you get there.
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