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Old 05-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #15
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Come on up the 10 to Phoenix, and find the 60.. to Show Low.. go left on the 260 and come to the campground I am working at

Arizona High Country Campground

It would be a great stopping point and gives you a fresh start for the canyon the next day... just continue on up to the 40 [at] Holbrook and you are just a couple of hours away from it!

And I get a visitor :-P
Gina, thanks for the link. What is the weather like?


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Old 05-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #16
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it is quite pleasant right now. in the mid 70s during the day, light breeze, tho we get some gusts on occasion. Its spring and it can't decide WHAT it wants to do!

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Old 05-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #17
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I would go through Zion National Park


We're planning a trip to Zion for September.

On our return trip we're going to be camping in Mather Campground which is located in the South Rim. I think .... our first trip to the Grand Canyon.
Ok Ok I can't talk you into the north rim Regardless, if this is your first visit ever to GCNP you will be incredibly awed and inspired. I feel happy for you and your family... all this in a new egg too! Whoa.

As for place to stay on your way back to the bay area I can tell you that I would avoid the SJ valley any time I had an option to drive the Sierra (probably because I lived in Fresno six years and commuted every week to Livermore and back... as well as a half dozen trips to LA).

It looks like the halfway mark on your trip home via 40/5 will put you in Barstow and I have no idea where to stay there. But if you would consider a different route go north from Kingman, through vegas, and then on to Tonapah or Bishop. Then next day over the Tioga, through Yosemite and home. I can give you many good places to stay if you choose that route. It would be about 50 miles further and take a little longer but the things to see!and people don't drive so fast!

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:23 AM   #18
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Lisa H and Joy A,

You are right. Bandelier was spectacular. We ended up staying in Santa Fe four nights at a quiet, shady RV park on Cerrillos Road. It was called Trailer Ranch and is a 55+ resort. Then we buzzed up to Colorado Springs looking for cooler weather and checked out the Garden of the Gods. We returned to CA on the long, lonesome Hiway 50 and crossed Ebbetts Pass for the first time with the trailer.

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