Trip report - the "Great American Roadtrip" - Summer 2016 edition
Hi all, we just got back from an amazing 3 week trip from Madison Wi to the giant redwoods in Humboldt county California and back. On the way we stopped in the Tahoe region of CA, San Francisco, Snake River canyon in UT, Yellowstone national park, Mount Rushmore monument, and the Badlands National park (for the 100th year birthday party!) to name a few. Not enough time in any of those places, but it is a trip we will remember forever. For an amazing 22 nights, 5000 miles, and _almost_ 10,000 feet of elevation (Bighorn Mtn. pass was 9940 feet), we had 5 people and a pug living in the 233s with enough room so each had their own bed and we all stayed sane. As a tow vehicle I canít say enough good things about the Grand Cherokee with the eco diesel. Amazing pulling power (420 lb/feet of torque) and fuel mileage (calculated to 14.5 MPG over the entire trip) combined with good comfort and the ability to fit into our garage make it a winner for us!
Thanks to all the contributors on the forums, Iíve been stealthily learning from you-all for the last year in preparation for our trip. Thanks!