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Old 05-10-2015, 11:29 PM   #51
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If the weather is good in the area we want to stay north awhile.
No schedule here but thinking about Mt Rushmore and then on to Yellowstone national park. Or maybe the upper Michigan.
I'm sure we will have others at the rally talking about other stops.
Make sure you include Crazy Horse Mountain just north of Rushmore.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:59 PM   #52
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We stayed at Palmer KOA two years ago and it was fantastic - especially if you have kids.... They have a shuttle to Mt Rushmore which I STRONGLY suggest...

We are going to do Rocky Mt NP, Tetons, Yellowstone, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, then on to FMCA in Madison , then a week in a WI SP, then on to Goshen ... Then head south through KY the into Smoky Mt NP for a few days then back to TX...

We are going to try a new CG while visiting Mt Rushmore this time... (like new things) we're staying at Ft. Welikit RV Park - lots of shade trees and quiet ....


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Old 05-11-2015, 12:06 AM   #53
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If the weather is good in the area we want to stay north awhile.
No schedule here but thinking about Mt Rushmore and then on to Yellowstone national park. Or maybe the upper Michigan.
I'm sure we will have others at the rally talking about other stops.
Iggy, I just left Mt. Rushmore last week and I'll be Upper Michigan till September. I'll show you around the U.P.
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Iggy, I just left Mt. Rushmore last week and I'll be Upper Michigan till September. I'll show you around the U.P.
This is a Google map of my route from Goshen north then back to I-90 westbound. I have never been in this area so any information would be greatly appreciated.
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This is a Google map of my route from Goshen north then back to I-90 westbound. I have never been in this area so any information would be greatly appreciated.
Iggy,

Consider driving along Lake Michigan from Holland, MI north. It's a spectacular coast (but slow moving). You could stop a day or so in Mackinaw city (south side of the bridge) and take the boat over to Mackinaw Island (no motor vehicles on the island - horse drawn carriages and bikes), you can do it in 4-6 hours (or a week). If you like bondocking just north of the bridge on US Route 2 is "Lake Michigan Campground" run by the forest service
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You will also need to sample Pasties - Lehto's Pasties - Order Online and Ship Direct to Your Home

*In Michigan "the bridge" is the Mackinac bridge, those south of the bridge are trolls (we live under the bridge) those north of the bridge are Yoopers (Upper peninsula)

-Bill who lives in Michigan, and is still 300 miles from the bridge.
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Thank you ALL for some great travel information.
Your thoughts and experiences makes this forum worthy.

Being this is the first time in the Yoopers area, can you tell me if the road north of the bridge going back to I-90 would cause me any issues with my motorhome and toad? If it's travelled a lot by semi's and other motorhomes that means no low bridges.
Also if I may going down the east coast to Green Bay nice?
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Good roads all the way back to I 90. But I thought you might of found you way to my Yooper country. (Houghton, Mi.) Also Door County north of Green Bay is also fantastic.
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We are camping near deadwood in July and am wondering what the average night time temperatures are in the evenings


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We are camping near deadwood in July and am wondering what the average night time temperatures are in the evenings.
39 degrees is the average low. So what that means is it can get cooler or warmer during July. This is last years numbers from weather.com.
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Thanks, sounds like I better load some warmer night clothes. I'm counting the days, it will be our first summer vacation with the camper 😎


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