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Old 05-20-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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If you were traveling anywhere in the Western two-thirds of US or Canada, what would be your "must-see spots?"

Where do you return to again and again just because it calls to you?
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Old 05-22-2003, 06:42 AM   #2
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Rocky Mountain National Park ...

We've been there a number of times ... and love it. Lots of great hiking trails. Lots of wildlife, depending on the time of year you visit.

It's a real trip to pull your trailer up and over Trail Ridge Road ... which is the highest continuously paved, longest stretch of highway in the continental US ... much of it above treeline ...

Make reservations on line. The campgrounds during the summer are always full.
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Old 05-22-2003, 07:23 AM   #3
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And further north

If the Colorado Rockies are full, head on up north to the Wyoming Rockies. Used to be that they were much less populated with humans.

Haven't been in a long time, but it used to be the best. Head straight up to Cheyenne, hook a left and go through Laramie.

You will keep going back time and time again - either that or keep trying to get back there!
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Old 05-22-2003, 09:55 AM   #4
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Western Two Thirds

We are going back to Palo Duro Canyon SP this year, and will probably make it a yearly trip. It is in the pan handle of Texas.
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Old 05-24-2003, 09:06 AM   #5
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Palo Duro Canyon

What a great idea! I haven't been there in 40 years!
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Old 05-24-2003, 11:14 AM   #6
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The Mexican Baja. There are wonderful campgrounds right along the water, warm weather, beautiful country, friendly people, and fantastic food.

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* * * * * * If you were traveling anywhere in the Western two-thirds of US or Canada, what would be your "must-see spots?" *

Where do you return to again and again just because it calls to you?
JR,

I think what people are saying is that each state and province offers "must-see spots."

If you find yourself in southwester New Mexico on the way to Utah, let me know and drop in (just don't wear your beard and dress the same day :nono ). The Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness are beautiful.

I didn't see a mention of where you're going in Utah, but that state has some beautiful "must-see spots."

The panhandle of Idaho offers some of the most magnificent scenery in the US. The Olympic peninsula in Washington is great. The Oregon coast is beautiful. Western Montana is also beautiful. Suz already mentioned Wyoming and Charles, Colorado.

Arizona offers a wide variety, not just desert. There are beautiful canyons (try Canyon de Chelly) and mountains (try Alpine).

You're going to love it out west. :banana
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Eastern Oregon

There are many delightful spots in Eastern Oregon. If you like birding, fishing and the outback, you could hardly do better than Page Springs campground near the tiny town of Frenchglen. It is adjacent to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Donner Und Blitzen River, and the Steens Mountain Wilderness Area. A clean, basic campground and highly recommended.

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Absolutely gorgeous pics, B.E.!! I was in eastern Oregon years ago, but I don't remember it looking like this. Thanks for posting these!!

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RE eastern Oregon

Big Eddy, I have been to the same places and have a T shirt from
Frenchglen, It is a great place to camp and explore.
We are heading to the lakes on centry drive behind Bend on saturday for a week, canoeing , fishing and kicking back.
Thanks for the pictures, it makes me want to head over to the Steens but will do it later. Jay
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Thanks!

Some great ideas, all. Depending on how finances shake out in the next few weeks, I plan to be on the road quite a bit. The cheaper I cna travel, the longer I can afford to pretend I don't have to work for a living. Not quite full-timing, but definitely spending several weeks or months on the road from August-October or so. I have family in Texas, Alaska, and California, so those are all possibilities. I have only two states left to see for the first time (Oregon and Washington) so I want to see them at some point.

So, if I am unclear about where I am going, it is because I don't know yet!:conf

The weather will play a role as well! It's gonna be hot when I start out in August so the southern route will be iffy. And, if I wait too long to get to Alaska, I'll be in snow (snow is very bad in my book!!!), so if I don't get outta DC soon enough I'll have to postpone that little jaunt.
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Palo Duro Canyon

I tired to find that on my journey in 2009, I was told it was like the Grand Canyon only this was in Texas, I did not have address and as I was new to the GPS I just headed down the road towards it but somehow missed the signs and just kept on Driving south towards Hobbs new Mexico bucause that is where Gerogia was born and raised for a few years so she told me now she is with AL in Pilot Point Texas a heck of a long ways from Hobbs. I saw a heck of a lot of Texas and it was always a fun day travleing throught it all, like they say Texas is BIG! I went for way down south, to the Canadian River and the little town called Canadian, funny for a canuck to find Canada in Texas?? I was visiting a school teacher and his family in Briscoe, Texas. One thing I remember when needling the old granpop as he was getting his hair cut he said be careful or you could be next (he was in his later 80's and I was getting ready to run as who knows what he was packing under that sheet.
Daughters names were Charley and Kewpie and I thought what neat names, other daughter and son were not at home but they had normal names and i suppose normal lives. They were all a neat family and the reason for my vist had to do wit hStudebaker Trucks and he had a old one to, very interesting family, land rich money poor but they did not let that bother them they just kept on trucking along. WHen I left there I drove across country to what I think was Pampas Texas where one of the Guthries worked in a Music store when young or at least that is what the sign in the window said. I went to reach for my camera suddenly realising I left it in the family car on the front floor. So off I drive back to Briscoe which is about 1.3 hours, manage to get it back and drive all the way to Charlie Goodnight's house some where on the panhandle of Texas. I arrived there in the dark set up camp on the side of the road as it was to dark to take pictures. SOme good ole boys and there wifes came by and asked if I was okay and I said I was going to park here as I do not do well in the dark and asked if that was okay and they said sure. we chatted a bit and then said our good nights. It was still hot but I turned the fan on and passed out getting up at first light to take pictures. One thng that Texas reminds me of and it does not matter where your at is these little burrs in the grass they stick to you every where and I will not tell you where i found them. Next day I headed for Amorrilo and another Studebaker person of interest.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #13
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Oregon Coast is possible but so is Crater lake

Before the snow falls. The redwoods are good, but so is the Oegon coast gas is cheaper in Oregon and Washington than in California. Crater Lake is a must do but go early as the elevation is around 10,000' maybe a might less real interesting country, drive down into Bend and go to the Oregon or Bust trail head where they have a indoor museum of the trip across the land, out of site. We also drove over to Idaho and the Sanke River and spent a day putting around the Day country area. One night when we camped in Idaho long before I started to boondock we played crib on the table outside and it was not long before the wife got cold and went inside so I did to as it was sorta boring outside by myself but it was not long before I got bored inside to. I went back outside to note that the tabel was frozen as the water that was left on it had froze. I then went for a walk around the site as we had pulled in there in the dark and I noted aobut 200 hundred trees down on the ground all around making note to fiind out about that in the morning only to find out they had a windstorm of giant proportions 2 days before we got there and I was glad we were not there when it happened.
Pike Street Market in Seattle is another good one where you can see fish fly. Great farmers market. Seattle is a nice place to visit. There are a lot of places to go to in Oregon and Washington but I cannot remember them all right now.
B.C. is my home state and it is where I like it best we have the best of everything here for all year round enjoyment. I've gotten so old I don't do all the year round enjoyment now but I still like to go to a lake and sit and reas and listen to the birds and silence or the wind blow in the trees, take the boat out on the lake at dusk and fly fish I do catch and release with barbless hooks, lost of fun.
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Some great ideas, all. Depending on how finances shake out in the next few weeks, I plan to be on the road quite a bit. The cheaper I cna travel, the longer I can afford to pretend I don't have to work for a living. Not quite full-timing, but definitely spending several weeks or months on the road from August-October or so. I have family in Texas, Alaska, and California, so those are all possibilities. I have only two states left to see for the first time (Oregon and Washington) so I want to see them at some point.

So, if I am unclear about where I am going, it is because I don't know yet!

The weather will play a role as well! It's gonna be hot when I start out in August so the southern route will be iffy. And, if I wait too long to get to Alaska, I'll be in snow (snow is very bad in my book!!!), so if I don't get outta DC soon enough I'll have to postpone that little jaunt.
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Smile My favortie Western things to see.

Vantage & Ginko Petrified Forest, (where I-90 crosses the Columbia River); Snoqualmie Falls, Mt Rainier National Park, (Sunrise side, 6400'), Mt St Helens, WA; Astoria Bridge, OR.WA; The Oregon Coast; Bryce Canyon, UT; North Rim Grand Canyon, AZ; Joshua Tree NP, CA.

Seattle is okay if you like cities, Vancouver is prettier but Rio de Janerio is best.

BTW, a lot of the pictures on Lil Snoozy website are of Washington mountains.
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