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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 25: Dinosaur National Monument From the Flaming Gorge, I headed south on Hwy 191 before catching Hwy 40 east to Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument lies on the Utah/Colorado border, with the dinosaur fossil part of the park being on the Utah side. I left Lyman, WY...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 24: Yellowstone to Dinosaur From Yellowstone, I headed south through the Grand Tetons. Smoke from the fires in California and Idaho has made its way into the area by blowing into Canada before being brought into the Tetons by the jetstream. In the morning, the mountains were barely...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 23: Yellowstone, Part 2 From Beartooth Pass, I headed back to Yellowstone via the northeast entrance. Just before entering Yellowstone, I had lunch at the Beds N Buns, which is a small restaurant/motel. The building was an old log structure, and the kitchen was out back under a tent...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Well cool! Yellowstone is great area. I think the northeast and east entrances are the most beautiful.
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 22: Beartooth Pass Right now, I'm in Prescott, AZ. It was a dark when I arrived, but from what I've seen, Prescott is a really nice area. I'm still farther behind with my updates than I'd like, but hopefully I can get a bit more caught up over the next week. Anyway, after staying in...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 21: Yellowstone, Part 1 After staying overnight in Dillon, Montana, I headed down I15 for a few miles before picking up a dirt road in Modina, Montana. Modina was a fairly big dot on my map, and, not knowing the condition of the 40 mile long dirt road I was about to take, my original...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 20: Idaho back to Montana While I was in Sandpoint, I bumped into Al and Mary Berry again. This is now the 5th time I've seen them. So crazy! Once I hit the western part of the U.S., I've tried to avoid driving on interstates as much as possible. It seems like there is so much that...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 19: Montana to Idaho From Glacier National Park, I headed west on Hwy 12 to Sandpoint, Idaho. Much of Hwy 12 runs along the Kootanai River. It was a great drive, and at one point, I stopped at some county park and hiked down to some falls. I also passed over a dam and hydro electric...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 18: 2 Months on the Road. I've been on the road for 2 months now, and I've had a blast. Here are some stats so far: Miles driven: Just over 9,000. Favorite roads: Beartooth Pass in Wyoming and Montana, Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP, Montana state roads 43 and 278 from Hwy 93 to...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    August 6. Right now I'm in Rocky Mountain National Park. I just arrived today, and haven't gotten to see much of the park. I'm sitting in my car typing this as a thunderstorm is going through the area. A super cool park ranger told me a good place to bum some internet, and even gave me...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Awesome! The badlands is a neat area. I recommend the drive down Sage Creek Rd., even if you don't plan on camping there. That's probably your best chance at seeing some wildlife. You can also enter/exit the west side of the park on Sage Creek Rd., which, irrc, goes to 44. 44 then goes on...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 16: Waterton Lakes International Peace Park in Alberta, Canada I'm not forgetting about my part 2 of Glacier to post, but for now, I'll post about my side trip to Waterton Lakes National Peace Park in Canada. Waterton Lakes is the Canadian side of Glacier. It's a much smaller park, but...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 15: Glacier National Park Every time I come to this area, I'm amazed at how abruptly the Rockies stick out of the plains. In the picture above, the mountain on the right edge (barely visible) is Chief Mountain. Chief Mountain is where the US/Canada border crossing is. My first stop...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 14: North Dakota to Montana Forgot to mention, my last night in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, I made my Taco Salad that I love so much. It's easy, just crush some chips on a plate, dump on a can of chili, add cheese, and whatever fresh vegetables you like. I love Tomatoes on mine...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 13: Wyoming to North Dakota From the Devil's Tower, I started to make my way to North Dakota. There were still storm warnings out, and I changed my route to skirt pass the backside of the storm. I headed back into South Dakota, then north on Hwy 85 to North Dakota. The stretch of hwy...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    I'm looking for ideas about how to get from Post Falls, ID to Yellowstone. I90 is the fastest, most direct route, but it seems like I would miss a lot of back country. I'm running short on time, so I may still take I90, but I'm very open to any suggested alternate route. Thanks. Thanks for...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 12: From South Dakota to Wyoming From Thunderhead Falls, I headed up 385 and stopped for lunch along the Pactola Reservoir. I followed 385 to 85 North. Somewhere along one of these roads, I made a detour down a dirt road to some falls. I ended up staying overnight at a Hotel in...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 11: Black Hills Continued The Iron Mountain Road has all kinds of signs warning RV and campers about the narrow roads and tunnels. I noticed this class A RV at one of the observation points. It must have been at least a 32'. I wanted to see how well it negotiated the turns, and I...
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Glad to share my experience with you all! It's not as fantastic as some of the trips others have posted, but I'm having a blast. It's nice to see another NC member on the board as well. :victory:
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    Dan's North American Journey--4 months on the road

    Post 10: Black Hills, SD. From the Badlands, I headed up to the Black Hills. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I figured the only thing here was Mt. Rushmore. I was wrong. There's so much stuff do here! The scenery is amazing as well! If you're ever in the area, make sure you take the...
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