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Old 02-24-2003, 09:13 AM   #71
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Thanks Wayne!
I have never been to "the falls" or anywhere in Canada so any info you can give would be helpful. I didn't realize that the area was so busy in July and August. I don't like crowds, so we will probably wait until early September to visit. What would be the most helpful to me would be some recommended places to see in your area and a couple of nice quiet campgrounds. We don't care too much about spending time in large cities but love places with natural beauty and walking trails. Will we need to have birth certificates to go into Canada or will drivers licenses be OK?
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:31 AM   #72
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Yes Wayne... Sounds like we prefere the same things. September is ideal. Temperature day time will be in the seventies, low eighties. Summer crowds will have dwindled. Bring your birth certificates, especially these days.

I will get back to you with some good info re campgrounds. There are a couple of good ones about 15 minutes away from the actual falls away from the hustle and bustle. Niagara Falls ( canadian side) is actually just a large town. Population around 50,000. It is mostly busy in the "tourist trap area" around the actual falls. There are lots of river side scenic drives and walking trails in the area.

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Wayner1239 - Noticed you said you had made a trip to Zion and Bryce Canyons. We are trying to plan a trip out that way with our Argosy in late March. I posted a thread asking for info from anyone who might have some. Could you possibly add any you might have on to it? It is named "Zion National Park". Thanks.



Rod - I wondered what time of year you might be making you trip into Colorado? There are so many great places to choose from here!! One of the many great hiking areas is the Great Sand Dunes, but that one might be best if you are coming to Colorado somewhat early Spring. Cooler and not so crowded. Our dog and boys loved running in the dunes. Great hiking in mountains and a nice campground for trailers (but, like I said, it gets crowded and hot later). If I know approximate time, might have other ideas. Leigh
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It looks like mid to late May. We want to come before it gets too hot or too crowded. We took a late vac last year (mid Sept) and it turned out to be too close to Thanksgiving and Xmas. I will be checking the guidebooks on the Great Sand Dunes area. Thanks for the suggestion. We are just beginning to plan the trip and it's hard to pick a starting point to plan around. Thanks again.
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We visited Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in late April last year. It was cold and windy! As a matter of fact it was too cold and windy for us to walk the trails. At Zion we had to park and ride buses. YOne can get off at various places and walk trails and catch the next bus when ready to go to the next stopping point. Buses run often. (similar to the way the shuttle busses run at the Grand Canyon). We went through the tunnel and saw some beautiful scenery on the other side. Traffic is held on the other end of the tunnel because it is one way for campers.
At Bryce we walked along the ridge at several places and saw unbelievable scenery; however, because of the cold and wind we didn't walk down any of the trails.
It was a great trip for us and I know you will enjoy going.
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Well our family is getting ready to take the A/S on it's first long distance trip, and acutally only our second trip with the rig. (Can you say nervous??) Our plans are to drive from Indy to Reno, then over to Bodgea Bay CA for a few days to catch the sights of Northern CA. Next stop is down near Monterey, then over to Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park, and ending in Yosemite before heading home.

Have been searching threads for suggestions on CA camping and sightseeing but haven't come up with anything yet - if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. I have most of the campgrounds booked already but not at Kings Canyon or up north near the Redwood Park. We will be traveling in mid-May, so info on what weather conditions we should expect on the road would be most welcome too, plus good spots to stop and camp along the way to Reno from Indy.

I love reading about everyone's plans...I am already thinking of places we could go next year!

For those of you who mentioned Michigan's UP, we took the rig up there last year and had a fantastic time. Absolutely beautiful scenery. We stayed near Pictured Rocks Natl. Park.

Hope everyone has safe and enjoyable trips!
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We're going next month to Louisville for "Thunder." Followed by a few trips to the U.P. of Michigan to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

I can hardly wait!

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Hey y'all,

Tamara, I live here in the north bay, I would stay at Bodaga Bay! Try Wrights Beach or Bodaga Dunes Beach. You can find them on ReserveAmerica.com. (I like space #2,3 or4 at Wrights Beach) Campsites are on the Beach and just a short time away from Jenner, a small arts town on the coast. Just north there is Fort Ross And Fort Bragg both are fishing/art towns filled with good sea food and lore. Fort Ross is the oldest Russian settelment in calif. The Redwoods are also close, have good camping at Redwood state park. If you want too stay near SF. check out this camp site @ Sanfranciscorvresort.com. Do not forget the SF Giants And Oakland A's season will have started!!

If you are going to be out here, I'm always up for the beach!! I will not be here the month of Sept. as I'm going home too Ms. to see my parents and bring my father too the WBCCI rally/Antolope hunt in Wy. in late Sept. If I can be of further help please fill free to contact me. - Ray.
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Where are you traveling?

If anyone is heading to the midWest and St. Louis, don't miss the arch and the fun-interesting features there. But also, don't miss the BIG Lewis and Clark exhibit at the History Museum. (You'll have to check for the address.) We haven't gotten there yet, but plan to go this spring. This is the exhibit that will travel the nation, beginning in St. Louis, rightfully, since this was a launching point for the expedition. From what I have read, many original artifacts are included-such as the journal with the fish drawing that is included in many books about the journey. We saw some of the artifacts sent back by the Corps to Jefferson when we visited Monticello years ago, and that whetted our appetite for more of the story. Lots of school groups will be attending during the week this spring, but early in the morning or weekends might be less crowded until summer hits. Anyway, some of you may be history buffs. This is a major exhibition to enjoy!
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I'm reviving this thread with a request. We have to wait for summer to get out on the road, so I've been reading campground books for the Colorado-Wyoming-Montana-Idaho areas. We enjoy camping and travel, mountains and rivers, and scenic drives. We usually like to establish camp for a week or so and day trip. Where do you like to go in these areas? Favorite regional destinations or campgrounds? What makes them your favorite? Maybe you'll give us some ideas for our summer destination this year. Thanks!
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Last summer we went through the Black Hiils to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Our favorite spots were -

Just west of Mt Rushmore is a small lake with a beautifull Forest Service campground - see Horsethief Lake

Grand Teton National Park and the town of Jackson are beautifull, with lots to do.
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I'm reviving this thread with a request. We have to wait for summer to get out on the road, so I've been reading campground books for the Colorado-Wyoming-Montana-Idaho areas. We enjoy camping and travel, mountains and rivers, and scenic drives. We usually like to establish camp for a week or so and day trip. Where do you like to go in these areas? Favorite regional destinations or campgrounds? What makes them your favorite? Maybe you'll give us some ideas for our summer destination this year. Thanks!
My wife and I spend the better part of the summer in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. We also like to stay a week or 2 in a location, and then move on. For example, there are a ton of places to stay and things to see and do in the general area from Bozeman, MT down to Jackson Hole, WY (taking in Yellowstone and the Tetons) and west toward Idaho Falls, ID, and north toward Missoula, MT and Helena, MT. If you want to go farther north there's always Glacier National Park. Remember, this is a BIG country, so you can drive several hundred miles from place to place.

Personally, I like the smaller national forest campgrounds, but my wife likes the complete hookups provided at private campgrounds, so that's where we spend most of our time. Look for the smaller, privately owned campgrounds,
some of which are the best places you'll ever want to stay. (Since our favorite places are small, and generally fill up quickly in the summer, I won't list their names).

If you haven't been there before, you'll probably want to see the "big name" attractions and do the touristy things, however, you can find the real gems, in my opinion, by talking to the locals once you get there, and taking some of the secondary roads to the lesser known places.

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Thanks, John and Dan. Because we also have been several times to these regions, we have done the "biggies." However, the area draws us back again and again, so we are looking for the secret or surprise locales that are not the most publicized. We have not been to Glacier so that might be an idea, especially if we could find a great campground to center our trip that is beautiful but away from the crowds. For example, last summer we spent over a week on the Boulder River just north of the Yellowstone "madness," staying in a small private campground called Spring Creek Trout Ranch and Campground, fly fishing up the Boulder in the high wilderness regions, and driving many delightful day trips. We never seem to run out of fun doing this kind of travel and camping, and this year we have our AS home to return to each day! So, suggestions about unique finds would be hugely appreciated
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Thanks, John and Dan. Because we also have been several times to these regions, we have done the "biggies." However, the area draws us back again and again, so we are looking for the secret or surprise locales that are not the most publicized. We have not been to Glacier so that might be an idea, especially if we could find a great campground to center our trip that is beautiful but away from the crowds. For example, last summer we spent over a week on the Boulder River just north of the Yellowstone "madness," staying in a small private campground called Spring Creek Trout Ranch and Campground, fly fishing up the Boulder in the high wilderness regions, and driving many delightful day trips. We never seem to run out of fun doing this kind of travel and camping, and this year we have our AS home to return to each day! So, suggestions about unique finds would be hugely appreciated
Missoula, MT might interest you - just one of many possibilities in that part of the world. Rock Creek is about 20 miles east, and similar to the Boulder, but more ruggedly prettier, if that's possible, and also with excellent fly fishing, and miles upon miles of road bordering the stream. (There's tons more great fly fishing nearby as well as great scenery, but that's not what you asked about!).

From Missoula, you could take day trips south along the Bitterroot toward Hamilton one day, or could take a day trip southwest toward Lolo Hot Springs, and on into Idaho on Rt 12 along the Lochsa River (great scenery, white water rafting, semi-wilderness) On another day you could go east to the abandoned mining town of Garnett, high in the mountains north of Interstate 90, or you could take a day trip northeast along the Blackfoot River. (If you're familiar with Robert Redford's movie "The Horse Whisperer" filmed in the Boulder River valley, then you're probably familiar with his movie
"A River Runs Through It" that was based on Norman McClean's book and its numerous references to the Big Blackfoot River.)

Missoula has the National Forest Fire Fighters headquarters, and well as Boone and Crockett's national headquarters, plus good shopping and a weekly sidewalk flea market. There will also be lots of Lewis and Clark related activities around there this year. Then there's the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River a few miles west of town.

Helena, Mt isn't too far away, has a nice train tour through the old, gold mining parts of town as well as the state capital building, a great western art museum, and the Gates of the Mountain north of town (with its boat tour down the Missouri River into this wilderness area is a MUST if you're in the area)...did I mention the fly fishing???

If you're in the area, you could do a lot worse than Jim and Mary's Campground a mile or so North of IS 90, on Rt 93, just west of Missoula.

By the way, if all goes to plan my wife and I will be somewhere in that part of the world this summer in our 30' Classic Limited (I see you have the same model).

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