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Old 06-17-2015, 12:32 PM   #11
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Looks like a fantastic trip!!! Have fun!

And that is a very doable trip that can be quite enjoyable!
Way back in the dark ages of the '70's my mom threw me in a Chevy window Van and we went from South Florida all the way to the Pacific northwest over a 3 week period one year and a four week period 2 years later, that trip included British Columbia. Went to many many NP's and saw countless sights that I treasure to this day! Never once did we feel "rushed"!

Your girls will remember this trip forever!
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:01 PM   #12
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When you do Road to the Sun, do it as early as possible. We were there last year and the traffic was terrible. Scenery is wonderful, the glaciers are minimal.

Which brewery are you visiting? Deschutes is our favorite.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:53 PM   #13
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Remember there is a strict vehicle length limit on the Highway to the Sun road. I do not recall the exact length but it might be 28' total length.


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Old 06-17-2015, 02:59 PM   #14
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Hey Ernest917

Doing just about the same trip. Departing Arizona on 7/6. Will wave when I see you. :-)
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:20 PM   #15
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Looks like you will be good at glacier. I read their web site and they opened the road to the sun to the top from the west on 6-11. They plan to open the road from the top to the East on 6-19.

I have taken my grandkids on many trips where we had 10 days or two weeks. Two of my grandkids have been in 42 states with us in an RV. Anytime we get together stories from those trips come up!!

Now that the wife and I are mostly retired we travel & stop lots sooner. But if grandkids have a tight schedule we cover some ground.

So you and the kids will always remember this trip and I for one see it as very doable.

Enjoy the scenery.

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Old 06-17-2015, 03:29 PM   #16
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Looks awesome. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who plans on trips that are too ambitious and everyone tells you that you're nuts!

Have a great time!
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:17 PM   #17
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Absolutely stop at Deshutes! As for the road to the sun we will drive that in the car we at towing.


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Old 06-17-2015, 05:40 PM   #18
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Our big Summer trip!

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Absolutely stop at Deshutes! As for the road to the sun we will drive that in the car we at towing.


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Yes --MH's not allowed to go on road to the sun. I think MH can go maybe 7 mile from the west gate then have to turn around.

If you have a couple extra hours a trip to the community of Polebridge on the N/W side of Glacier is cool. An off grid town. Great bakery there in an old store. Gravel roads. Also another entrance to Glacier NP back there. We saw a couple black bear on the way to a lake campground (tent only) back there. One lane road to Lake past Polebridge. Cool.

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:57 PM   #19
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Sounds awesome!! Happy travels!

I have been planning a similar trip with our TT for summer 2016. We were going to leave from B'ham AL and road trip to Rushmore, stay there a couple of days and go on to Yellowstone for a week and then road trip home with Rushmore and Yellowstone being the only reserved stops. The goal was 3 weeks but after reflection (and repeated admonition from my wife) I have decided that it is probably doable but will feel like a death march with way too much wheel time versus time to relax and enjoy the locations we will go by, thru or to. The fallback plan is to leave B'ham and go to Kentucky to see the Creation Museum and then road trip to Rushmore and back home over the course of 3 weeks with only a reserved stay at Rushmore. This will be a "toe in the water" to see how the multi week road trip thing goes for us and then Yellowstone may be a later trip all to itself. Anybody have any feedback on the timing versus miles for my proposed trip options?
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I have been planning a similar trip with our TT for summer 2016. We were going to leave from B'ham AL and road trip to Rushmore, stay there a couple of days and go on to Yellowstone for a week and then road trip home with Rushmore and Yellowstone being the only reserved stops. The goal was 3 weeks but after reflection (and repeated admonition from my wife) I have decided that it is probably doable but will feel like a death march with way too much wheel time versus time to relax and enjoy the locations we will go by, thru or to. The fallback plan is to leave B'ham and go to Kentucky to see the Creation Museum and then road trip to Rushmore and back home over the course of 3 weeks with only a reserved stay at Rushmore. This will be a "toe in the water" to see how the multi week road trip thing goes for us and then Yellowstone may be a later trip all to itself. Anybody have any feedback on the timing versus miles for my proposed trip options?

I say a trip from Cincinnati (creation Museum) Badlands-Rushmore-Custer State Park- devils tower-Cody wy. Then Yellowstone back to Alabama is very doable in 3 weeks.

Start your plans. I wouldn't get crazy about reservations-- maybe Yellowstone. I wouldn't even make reservations there.

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