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Old 09-05-2011, 07:32 AM   #1
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Leaving Spokane, Wa tomorrow and headed to Thompson Falls, Mt and then down to Salmon Lake, then to Three Forks...

Planning the trip.....any roads to be aware of???

I am going to enter yellowstone from Gardiner, Mt and head down to Madison campground for two days and then over to Fishing bridge and then down to Grants on the south end.

Then I am going south to the teton national park and thinking about going to Victor, Id via wyoming /Id route 22 that leads over Teton pass....

Anyone hauled a airstream over this route that has a summit of 8400 ft and includes stretches of 10% grade????
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Leaving Spokane, Wa tomorrow and headed to Thompson Falls, Mt and then down to Salmon Lake, then to Three Forks...

Planning the trip.....any roads to be aware of???

I am going to enter yellowstone from Gardiner, Mt and head down to Madison campground for two days and then over to Fishing bridge and then down to Grants on the south end.

Then I am going south to the teton national park and thinking about going to Victor, Id via wyoming /Id route 22 that leads over Teton pass....

Anyone hauled a airstream over this route that has a summit of 8400 ft and includes stretches of 10% grade????
We were there last month or so and I think that pass is more like 9400 ft and there is 3 miles up and 3 miles down of 10% grade. Our old moho made it with no problem just take your time. It was first gear all the way for us. We stayed at a nice campgrund in Victor and the road south from there was pretty rough if I remember correctly.

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:52 AM   #3
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Teton Pass is no big deal towing-wise.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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Be careful in Yellowstone. Isn't that the place that has had a couple of grizzly bear attacks this season?

Someone found just last week, I think, just off a trail and who had been dead awhile.

Other than that, a beautiful place. Be careful but have a great time!


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Hwy 93 through the Bitterroots from Salmon to Missoulla is under major destruction. Very bad road, especially around Hamilton.
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not headed that way

i am not going in that direction
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #7
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Someone found just last week, I think, just off a trail and who had been dead awhile.

Maggie

What you didn't see in the news was that the bear had buried the guy with just his feet exposed, and that's how he was found.

The initial news reports said that his cause of death was undetermined and needed further study. DUH! What did they think? That he had buried himself that way?
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:30 PM   #9
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montana route 200

we left spokane after a great stay at the bowl and pitcher park....the spokane river is beautiful and the hiking trails there are great.

headed up to sand point, idaho and over to clark fork and down idaho/montana route 200 as it follows the clark fork river and the great pend oreile lake along the bitterroot range....montana route 200 is a really great scenic drive. we stayed the night near thompson falls at the bird land bay rv resort....they all call them resorts....but this was a nice place with ospreys all around and a nest just nearby...

left early today and made our way to salmon lake state park off 200 on route 83...it is a great place as well.

tomorrow we head for the lewis and clark caverns state park near three forks...pending our arrival to gardener, mt ...the jumping off point for the yellowstone adventure.....
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Consider going in from Ennis.

Kingfisher,
Just there last week, beautiful weather. We ran in South from Three Rivers, thru Ennis and in to the park from West Yellowstone. This road follows the Madison and other rivers. Lots of pronghorn along the route, great fishing.
Easy haul on the Madison River road compared to our over the beartooth pass run a few years back.
We also spent some time in Grant Tetons as well the week prior, word of note, mosquitos are out all day, be ready for the them and for lots of water in rivers and lakes... and as always, have fun-
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lewis and clark caverns, montana

arrived here today...expecting an almost vacant park...but there is a FMCA rally taking place....overrunn with big coaches....but still a neat place....again the trip from salmon lake was quite scenic....down mt 200 and then down mt 141 and to US 12 and up and over the McDonald pass @ 6910 and into Helena, then down I15 to Boulder and a nice drive down MT 69 and into the three forks area and the caverns...

Saturday is down to Gardiner and begin to explore Yellowstone for 6 days
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Saturday is down to Gardiner and begin to explore Yellowstone for 6 days
Sooooo jealous, although we'll head back up that way next year hopefully! Travel safe!
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we have arrived

the drive along montana route 84 to bozeman from the turnoff at norris at US 287...it follows the madison river for a spell...is quite beautiful...and then into Bozeman and into Livingston and down US 89 as it follows the Yellowstone river south

we stopped at the yellowstone rv park in gardener to get our bearings before the official entry into the park on monday. Yesterday we did make the loop by going into the park , driving through mammoth hot springs and then east towards roosevelt/tower and then south to canyon, then back west and then north back to gardener....have not seen one critter yet
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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into yellowstone

And we left the RV park in Gardiner Montana Monday the 12th and headed into the park with the airstream headed for madison junction and the campground there.

several other airstreams at the campground from montana, oregon, georgia, texas and illinois. madison as it turns out was the nicest of the campgrounds.

yellowstone is divided into two loops...a northern section and a southern.

from the north entrance one enters the mammoth springs area and if then one heads east you can explore tower falls and roosevelt areas as well as head out towards the bear tooth pass . then heading south towards canyon and the dunraven pass and the spectacular grand canyon of yellowstone. At Canyon village the loop can continue back west to the norris campground and then back north to mammoth springs.

from the madison campground heading south takes you to old faithful and along this stretch one finds the most prominent ares of the calderas that yellowstone is famous for. the many geysers along this stretch of the park is amazing...from old faithful ones heads south and towards and over the continental divide and craig's pass.

this continues to west thumb and then the journey up along the western shore of lake yellowstone an enormous and beautiful lake formed by the yellowstone river...this will take you to fishing bridge and it's RV "resort" the
worst sort of place one can imagine, in my opinion. but it is close to the east entrance to the park and some of the most rugged, remote scenery in the park. fishing bridge sported the most active bison activity in the park.

heading north from fishing bridge is some of the most beautiful scenery in the park as it runs right at the edge of the yellowstone river heading into the grand canyon.

we ended our stay at the park at grants village. the weather was mostly pleasant thru out the week with occasional showers, but today it turned rainy and was headed to 27 degrees tonight.

so we packed up and headed south for a journey thru the grand teton park and onto jackson, wy and up and over the teton pass....drive it if you can....

10 percent grade up for 6 miles and the same goin down.....

it is truly amazing at the amount of people and rvs in this park....this is the off season and every nook and cranny was full of people and every sort of rv imaginable. folks from every state and every providence of canada and one rv with european plates....

it is also the capitol of rented rvs...cruise americ.com has a monopoly in the park...
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