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Old 04-02-2018, 06:57 PM   #21
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You ask for Tour stops in Madison,Wis. here are( 3), Tour and go to the Top of the Capitol,most beautiful in the US),Tour the Monona Terrace by Frank Lloyd Wright,and view where "Otis Redding" Sitting on the Dock of the Bay singer was killed in a Plane crash in the Lake beside the Terrace! This is all within a Easy Walk! Youroo!!
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:20 PM   #22
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I believe the park is always open. I think you might be referring to the Going to the Sun road. Which has a wide range of opening times at Logan Pass. Plus, they won't allow anything longer than 20 feet to travel on the Road.
I would not go if the "Road to the Sun" is not open.. truly the highlight of the trip to Glacier NP..
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:03 AM   #23
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OK! Lots to digest here- thanks loads!

FYI- We've done some of this western stuff on a couple past trips where we pulled a smaller TT and hauled our motorcycle in the back of my truck.
It was AWESOME riding thru Yellowstone as well as the Needles Hwy to Rushmore.
Also spent a day in the Badlands NP with the mandatory stop at Wahl drugs for ice cream. Also stayed 4 nites in Custer state park so.....

That's why I mentioned the possibility of a more Northern route.
I think a stop at Theodore Roosevelt NP sounds like a good one. I'll definitely check that out.

Once we get to Glacier NP I've been told by a trusted friend and fellow RVer to leave the trailer behind and drive the Going to the Sun road from West to East so I'm not scraping along the rocks with my mirrors pulled in.

We'd be really interested in any stops you might suggest farther on our trip.
We'd love to spend a couple days in the woods of Eastern WA as we're traveling from Glacier NP to the far NW corner of WA next.

Something along that route (US2?) with available day hikes and scenery would be great!

I know folks tend to not read this far down a message but if you're still with me and have asked- we can drive 500-550 miles a day but are open to any stops from 200 up along our route.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:08 AM   #24
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We'd love to spend a couple days in the woods of Eastern WA as we're traveling from Glacier NP to the far NW corner of WA next. [/B]
Something along that route (US2?) with available day hikes and scenery would be great!
Leavenworth Washington is a absolutely (take your breath away beautiful.) The town has an old Germanic/Norwegian look. There is tons to do the river runs clear. The below pic is from 18 months ago from my campground.
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I would suggest once you get to Newport, ID. travel highway 20 across northern Washington State. Campgrounds just north of Kettle Falls on the Columbia River.

Much more variation in topography and geology. (Roadside Geology of Washington (and several other States) are books that go on every trip with us)
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Need stop suggestions LONG trip to WA

This picture was taken near the top of “the Going to the sun road”. Was taken June 22, 2013. They open the road to tourist at noon on the 21 st that year. So anything before mid June is suspect?? Now the lower parts of the road are always open. As is the park. Click image for larger version

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This picture was taken near the top of “the Going to the sun road”. Was taken June 22, 2013. They open the road to tourist at noon on the 21 st that year. So anything before mid June is suspect?? Now the lower parts of the road are always open. As is the park. Attachment 167065

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Old 04-03-2018, 10:30 AM   #28
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Ferry through the San Juan Islands is very enjoyable and a short distance from Anacortes, WA is Deception Pass
Eastern WA --- Agreed that Leavenworth, Wa . US 2 goes right through town. Is a must.
Stop at Grand Coulee Dam. Nice park at Steamboat Rock on Banks lake or one of the many other parks in the area. But, do stay over at least one night in the area to catch the Laser Light Show that uses the water spilling over Grand Coulee Dam as the screen. Pretty cool.
Just off US 2 is also Sun Lakes State Park in the Dry Falls region. Very interesting visitor center there. If you stay at the park you will want to reserve a site in the newer back area. BTW. Most all of the state parks in WA are reservation required. This is especially on the Western side of the Cascade range.
Spokane and Coeur D Alene are nice areas to look around.
Once we get to Glacier NP I've been told by a trusted friend and fellow RVer to leave the trailer behind and drive the Going to the Sun road from West to East so I'm not scraping along the rocks with my mirrors pulled in.”
But your DW will be over with you in the driver’s seat!! Note to DW – Don’t look down. Mine did.


Also, make sure you have passport with you. not all driver licenses are accepted for getting back into US! (As said in previous post)


Just a couple of thoughts.

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Old 04-03-2018, 01:32 PM   #29
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As to the Going to the Sun Road, we have ridden it on our motorcycle from west to east and strongly suggest riding or driving from east to west. If you start in the morning you will like having the sun to your back on the way up. This also puts you on the side of the road away from the drop offs so if the heights are any problem at all for you, you won't be looking straight down on the first part of your drive. On the way back over in the afternoon the sun will once again be at your back. It is a much better way to experience the road IMO.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:15 PM   #30
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OK! Lots to digest here- thanks loads!

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Once we get to Glacier NP I've been told by a trusted friend and fellow RVer to leave the trailer behind and drive the Going to the Sun road from West to East so I'm not scraping along the rocks with my mirrors pulled in.
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They offer free tour bus rides to the "Road to the Sun".. so you can sit back and take in the views.. (when we were there a couple of years ago) Also there seems to be road construction going on this road.. suggest you call the Park at
Phone: (406) 888-7800 for more info..
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:38 AM   #31
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If as suggested you stop/stay at Leavenworth,Wa at the edge of town is the "Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery" beautiful place with gardens and walking trails along the river where they release the Salmon! Its FREE! Youroo!!
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While you are in Washington state, see Mt St. Helens and MT Rainer NP
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:44 PM   #34
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Well the nearest tourist stuff to Madison is a bit up the i in Wisconsin dells. If looking for camping in that area I recommend sky high in portage it’s about 10 min from our house and is year round just about always open spots. I would say no traffic 20 min from mad town and 20 min to the dells( portage is where 90/94 splits off of 39) the dells is on 90
There is nothing worth seeing in Madison imho

Depending upon when your in the area hit me up normally for may and June we can get some good locals discounts for a few things in the dells
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:20 AM   #35
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If you are thinking about the Dells after you leave Madison I would recommend Baraboo,Wis. Circus World Museum,just before the Dells! Just the "Circus Wagons" are worth the Stop! Craftsmanship & Beauty NOT found Today! Youroo!!
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:28 AM   #36
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You ask for Tour stops in Madison,Wis. here are( 3), Tour and go to the Top of the Capitol,most beautiful in the US),Tour the Monona Terrace by Frank Lloyd Wright,and view where "Otis Redding" Sitting on the Dock of the Bay singer was killed in a Plane crash in the Lake beside the Terrace! This is all within a Easy Walk! Youroo!!
If you are in Madison on a Saturday morning, the farmers market circles the Capitol and is one of the biggest in the Midwest.
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