Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #15
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wsmith View Post
I just got you close to your turn into the mountains, Just north of there is where I had a trailer blow over when a cold front caught us leaving Cheyenne.
I like the looks of that route going up. Might pick another way coming back later, but that all depends on many things so I won't even worry about it.

And I just insured the bejesus out of the trailer, so if it does blow away, we're covered for full replacement, and if it happens this trip, we'll get a new 2012 27FB. Or a catamaran.
__________________

__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #16
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,583
Images: 1
287 is the classic route since the Pleistocene. Runs from Port Arthur near Beaumont all the way through and past Yellowstone NP.
__________________

__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 07:58 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Silver Goose's Avatar
 
2008 27' Classic FB
Burkburnett , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 955
A few years ago, we departed from our normal route and went through OKC to Wichita then west to the Springs. Never never ever again! Going up to I-70 from Wichita then west would have been a better choice. Since then we went back to the tried and true route from Wichita Falls through Amarillo, then north to Dumas, Dalhart, Clayton (I think they shut down the feedlot), then Raton and north. Depending on your timing, Dumas has a small city park along this route with free overnight camping. There are a few 30a outlets, but they get claimed early, and of course there is a RR crossing a few hundred yards from the park.

You may want to make reservations if you want to overnight in Palo Duro State Park. If you're lucky and can get tickets to the musical, you'll be in for a treat. http://gorvtexas.com/palodurocanyontexas.htm

If you get a late start, you might consider overnighting 9 miles west of Quanah. Tiny spot in the road called Goodlett. A lady converted an old cotton gin into an RV park, all pullthroughs, good power and water. In the morning she puts out coffee, OJ, cereal and sweet rolls with a tip jar to defray the cost. From there it's about 170 miles to the entrance to Palo Duro State Park via Amarillo, or about 240 miles through the more leisurely route from Esterline through Turkey and Quitaque.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2195959064.png
Views:	76
Size:	845.0 KB
ID:	134904  
__________________
AIR 47751
Air Safe Hitch, Reese Dual Cam 800#, Centramatics
Silver Goose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 07:18 AM   #18
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
with the heat wave the way it is, I am thinking we might just try to catch Palo Duro in late September. I bet a lot of the little kiddies ( bless their hearts) and college kids will be elsewhere around then. Not that we don't like kids, mind you. We've raised five sons. More or less.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 07:58 AM   #19
3 Rivet Member
 
cojer's Avatar
 
1966 17' Caravel
salida , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 204
Images: 5
everytime i go that way i go over raton pass and out through texline, dumas, amarillo...roads are good but i do believe that texas is growing. everytime i drive that it seems longer! but route #3 that melody gave you is by far the most scenic. and will give you more colorado mountains than flatlining up I-25
__________________
cojer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #20
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,583
Images: 1
Use as default for checking various routes:

US-287


__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:38 AM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
dick&claire's Avatar
 
2011 30' Flying Cloud
North Falmouth , Massachusetts
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 140
I-25 goes straight up to Denver via Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Spend a little time in Palo Duro Canyon. The ride down into the canyon is steep but easily navigated. The deer and turkeys in the park are tame. Avoid West Texas: Midland and Odessa, there is nothing there other than George Bush's childhood home and the air museum, which is no where near as good as Pensacola or Dayton except for the bomber nose art which is very graphic!
__________________
Dick and Claire Wiklund
North Falmouth, Massachusetts
"Judgement is based on experience and experience is based on poor judgement"
dick&claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:55 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
REDAX Route 287......Its a good way to go straight north. I came from Bismark a few years ago on my Harley. Thought I would try something different. Being that I lived at my place in Weslaco, Texas...in the Rio Grande Valley...right on 83 I figured what the heck....83 all the way from Bismark. Let me tell you, any Winter Texan who complains to me about Texas being hot, flat and barren has never been to West Nebraska and West Kansas. It was a good road, however, and I enjoyed the historic aspects. Not a road for your trip to Colorado though.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:15 AM   #23
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
I've been through Palo Duro, on the way up to the RMNP from houston in the early 80's, but never spent much time there. I saw enough to want to go back someday. I really got into the history, customs and religions of the native north americans, and this spot has a special place in the history of the frontier. I just recently read the new Quanah Parker history (Empire of the Summer Moon) and it renewed my desire to go look around Palo Duro, where the untrained, illiterate Comanches outfought and outmaneuvered the best the US Government could come up with......for 40 years.

But I suspect the frame of mind I have in mind would mind the 105 degrees. I'm sure the experience of being down in a canyon in that heat would give me new respect for what it took to live and work in west Texas in those days of my own illustrious ancestors in Texas history.

The history will still be there in September, I bet.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #24
Lost in America
 
mojo's Avatar
 
2015 27' FB International
2006 25' Safari FB SE
2004 19' International CCD
Oak Creek , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,506
Whenever you head out, I would keep a watch on the weather as it is monsoon season in CO and there have been horrendous rain and hail storms pounding eastern Colorado moving north & east to OK, KS, & WY.
__________________
This is the strangest life I've ever known - J. Morrison

The Nest Egg - 2015 Airstream International Serenity 27FB
Silverado 2500HD Chevy Duramax Diesel

mojo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #25
3 Rivet Member
 
1977 27' Overlander
Carrollton , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 101
Quick elevation may be 287 to Amarillo and I40 to Clines Corner and up through Santa
Fe to 25N. And, of course, the bonus is Santa Fe.
__________________
KL's 77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 08:09 AM   #26
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
Santa Fe, eh? Interesting thought. I've never been there. Love the architecture.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 08:29 AM   #27
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,426
When we lived in Austin, we decided to go the shortest route to mountains, then work our way north toward Colorado (Paonia, to be exact, the location of my parents' ranch back then). So we struck out directly to the west, got into the mountains at Cloudcroft, and worked northward.

It was, though, a tough drive across west Texas. We had only the MG, fully loaded, and no AC. And it was hot, hot, hot!


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 08:48 AM   #28
Rivet Master
 
2005 19' Safari
GLENDALE , AZ
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,441
Beware of tame-looking turkeys. We saw a herd of them in Zion one year, and one of them jumped onto the hood of a car in the parking lot near the lodge. Really messed up their paint.
__________________

__________________
Phoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A scenic route from Jackson Center to Florida not I75 please. chaimemet On The Road... 7 07-13-2011 09:09 PM
Which route to Asheville from Chattanooga? cosmos On The Road... 6 07-03-2011 07:47 PM
Chicago to Muncie IN, best route? Jezibels On The Road... 4 05-30-2011 08:17 AM
California and Route 66 John Gervais On The Road... 27 04-18-2011 09:07 PM
need route from VA to Niagara Falls 2Tex4Fun On The Road... 7 02-27-2011 06:04 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.