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Old 04-08-2011, 09:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Uglyprimate View Post
You absolutely DON'T want to be in Arizona in August.
...or June... or July for that matter. However, if you stick to the high country, even Arizona can be somewhat pleasant during the summer months.

I'll second the vote for the AZ Prescott to Crown King ride down Senator. I did this ride just last week. It's only 42 miles but it took me 2 hours as it's pretty rough in places. PM me when you get close and I'll join you if you'd like... in fact, there's quite a few of us 'round these parts that would probably meet up with you. Weekdays are better for avoiding all the traffic - quads and their accompanying clouds of dust.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:13 PM   #32
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Tent spot

Your welcome to throw out your tent here in Joplin, MO.

Not that I expect to see ya since I can spit on your shit list from here!

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #33
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Lemhi Pass

Should be on the endless list
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #34
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that's one hell of a list.
in UT i think you meant to say Moki Dugway.
Givi has the Monokey.

Originally Posted by LewisNClark View Post
I had some time and organized the Big Bucket list by state. I'd bet this entire list would take 4 months to complete...if'n you plan on really seeing the sites.

The Big Bucket List of Places to see

AZ-Grand Canyon
AZ-Route 66
AZ-Barringer Crater, east of Flagstaff, AZ
AZ- Tuson, – Mount Lemmon in Santa Catalina Mountains
AZ-Grand Canyon National Park
AZ-Mesa Verde National Park
AZ-Ride from Prescott, AZ to Crown King, AZ
AZ-Grand Canyon
AZ- Hwy 180 from Grand Canyon to Flagstaff
AZ-Tombstone, Arizona,_Arizona

NV-Fly Geyser, Nevada
NV-Death Valley National Park
NV-Rhyolite Ghost Town
NV-Red Rock Canyon - Sedona, NV
NV-Valley of Fire State Park (50 miles North of Las Vegas)
NV-Fly Geyser
NV-Hoover Dam
NV-Hover Dam – new bridge across the Colorado River

CA-17 Mile Drive - Pebble Beach, CA
CA-Sea to Sky highway, from Vancouver to Whistler, west coast Canada
CA-Salton Sea/Slab City/Salvation Mountain – Calpatria, CA
CA-Cloud's Rest, Yosimite, CA
CA-Redwood National Park
CA-Niagra Falls, Canada
CA-Mud Pots - Niland, CA
CA-Yosemite National Park
CA-General Grant National Park (now part of Kings Canyon)
CA-Sequoia National Park
CA-Galco's Soda Pop Stop - Los Angeles
CA-Sierra Nevada Mountains
CA-Highway 1 from around San Luis Opismo to Morrow Bay.
CA-Hearst's Castle
CA-Yosemite NP
CA-Alabama Hills (remote but worth it)
CA-Death Valley
CA-Joshua Tree NP
CA-Mojave National Preserve (nothing there but worth seeing, needs spare gas)

NM-Lincoln National Forest
NM-Carlsbad Caverns National Park
NM-Chama, New Mexico (vast elk population in remote areas)
NM-Area 51
NM-Valle Vadal (Carson National Forest) 1 of largest population of Elk in USA.
NM-Royal Gorge bridge (amazing)
NM-Whitesands Missile Range

SD-Outhouse museum - Gregory, SD
SD-Badlands National Park
SD-Black Hills
SD-Mount Rushmore

CO-Alpine Loop – CO
CO-Estes Park (animals everywhere)
CO-Rocky Mountain National Park
CO-Glenwood Springs, Garden of the Gods, Flatiron, Gunnison, Steamboat Springs
CO-Great Sand Dunes National Park - CO
CO-Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park(go to bottom on narrow paved road)
CO-UFO Watchtowers

GA-Stone Mountain
GA-City of Savannah (Riverwalk Street, at night)
GA-Tybee Island
GA-Cumberland Island (have to take a boat to see horses)

NH-Flume Gorge, Franconia State Park - New Hampshire
NH-Mt Washington - New Hampshire
NH-Kangamangus Hwy through the White Mountains

NC-Blue Ridge Parkway (NC and TN)
NC-"The Dragon/Deals Gap" US129 – (TN, NC)
NC-The Outer Banks of North Carolina
NC-Nantahala National Forest - NC

MT-Beartooth Highway – Montana
MT-Glacier National Park (Going to the Sun Hwy)
MT-Upper Missouri Breaks (Hard to get to, dirt)
MT-Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuse
MT-Lemhi Pass (MT and Idaho)
MT-Bannock (western ghost town)

ID-Gibbons Pass (ID and Montana)
ID-Hwy 12 (east and west)
ID-Lolo Motoring Highway (122 miles off-road – very off-road)
ID-North Fork, North Fork of the Salmon Road (dirt) to the dead end (34 miles)
ID-Hells Canyon NRA
NW-The Cascades - BC, WA, OR, CA

OR-Crater Lake, Oregon
Wizard Island
OR-Lake Chasm, OR
OR-Tillamook derigibal hanger on the Pacific
OR-Painted Hills – Mitchell, OR
OR-John Day River/Deschutes River, Painted Hills
OR-Crater Lake National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
OR-Joseph, Oregon
OR-Cape Perpetua, Oregon
OR-Six Rivers National Forest - Martin's Ferry Road (169) and Bald Hills Road.
OR-Fort Clatsop (Astoria, Oregon)

WA/OR-Lewis and Clark State Park on the Columbia River
WA-The Hwy from Asotin Washington to Enterprise Oregon (Hwy 3) is a great ride.
WA-Mount Rainier National Park
WA-Mount Saint Helen
WA/OR-Columbia River Gorge
WA- Cape Disappointment and Lighthouse

UT-Arches/Canyonlands National Parks – Moab
UT-Cisco (ghost town) Hwy 128 –my favorite short road in the USA. (20 miles)
UT-Utah –Goblin Valley State Park
UT-San Rafaell Swell (unique curvey road)
UT-Between Arizona and Utah
UT-Bryce Canyon (needs full day and hiking)
UT-Capital Reef National Park (big)
UT-Capital Reef to Hanksville, UT (via Hwy 24)
UT-Monokey Switchback (on way to Monument Valley)
UT-Monument Valley (UT and AZ)
UT-Canyons of the Escalante - UT
UT-Zion National Park (needs 2 days to hike)
UT-Kodachrome Basin State Park

WY-Grand Tetons National Park (top 10)
WY-Jackson Hole
WY-Pinedale and Afton, WY (towards Jackson, WY)
WY-Chief Joseph Scenic Highway
WY-Devils Tower

TX-Big Bend NP
NE-Carhenge - Alliance, NE
NE-North Platte (worlds largest train yard)
VT-Route 100
KS- Cawker City - Largest, heaviest ball of sisal twine IN THE WORLD -
MA-Bar Harbor/Calander Islands, Maine
MI-Michigan Upper Peninsula
PA-Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
MI-Sleeping Bear Dunes – near lake Michigan
VA-Foamhenge, VA
Washington DC – Smithsonian Natural History Museum & Aerospace Museum
AK- the state

Canada –Vancover Island
Canada- Icefields Parkway
Canada - Waterton National Park and Hotel
Canada - Jasper, Alberta
Canada – Lake Louise

Disclaimer: I've been to most of the above and some of these I would not put a high priority on...just a judgement call. Like, I wouldn't ride a 1,000 miles to see a "ball of twine".
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #35
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Did a big trip like this a few years back on summer break from school as well. Actually writing out my RR now. Wish I would have known about ADV to help me plan! Will be referring back to this when I do it again!
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9 states left to ride: WI, MN, ND, SD, UT, OK, KS, AK, and HI.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #36
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I havent followed all of this thread, but I took a route out west from MD last summer and I could probably give you some good route/camping tips. Send me a PM if you want to know more.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by damasovi View Post
Also why not go to Tumbstone AZ for a little of the wild wild west show.
For what it's worth, I'd skip Tombstone. I spent half a day there a couple summers ago. It's a tourist cliche.

I went to the re-enactment of the OK Corral. It was a joke. There was a very cool photo exhibit in the OK Corral museum documenting Native American and early settler life.

Lots of cool stuff to see out there, but the the of Tombstone really isn't one of them. Maybe just ride through to see.

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Old 04-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by eakins View Post
that's one hell of a list.
in UT i think you meant to say Moki Dugway.
Givi has the Monokey.
Hey I'm at halls crossing (lake Powell) Ut if u need help or supplies . Let me know.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #39
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I see that there are two folks going that way this summer as well. I am planning on heading to the SW in late May, so depending on where you stop and visit it might work out to link up at some point.

I don't know what you are thinking, but here is my thread. I have some places to stay planned out through the tent list, but I am flexible. Maybe something would work out.
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