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Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks, T-L-U! I just checked out Ramsey...

Thanks, T-L-U!

I just checked out Ramsey Park and they want $15 plus tax for tenting, or $24 plus tax/night for a site with electric.

Think I'll stick to Memorial Park in GF, as it is less than...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'll be leaving a cmpground at Gladstone Bay, MI...

I'll be leaving a cmpground at Gladstone Bay, MI that morning, heading along US 8 over to Elk River, MN, then down through Monticello and picking up US 12 at Litchfield. Taking that over to Wilmar,...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks for your response, t-l-u!! Not that I...

Thanks for your response, t-l-u!!

Not that I need/require city/town services, but heading further downstream leads me further away from my intended route and I have deviated my route a bit already...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty Boots
While that may be true, I have toured all those...

While that may be true, I have toured all those areas before, especially the UP and WI. Hwy 2 is a nightmare with all the heavy equipment out n about. Besides .... I'm banned from Superior stemming...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'm heading out from Home to Gillette, WY....

I'm heading out from Home to Gillette, WY....
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Dusty Boots
Question Memorial Park, Granite Falls, MN - any info?

I posed this question in the Regional Forum, Central Division and although I have 124 'hits' no replies yet, so I thought I'd try here.


Looking for any info on the above named park on the edge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Dusty Boots
Question Memorial Park, Granite Falls, MN - any info?

Looking for any info on the above named park, specifically the campground.
Anything I can find on the WWW just lists it as $7/night with electric, $5 tenting, twenty some odd campsites.

Any...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dusty Boots
Yes, 8 days is very doable, especially if staying...

Yes, 8 days is very doable, especially if staying in Motels

We left north of Toronto and crossed over at the 2 Soos and headed west to Port Orchard WA (http://goo.gl/maps/8NSpt) in 7 days, while...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Dusty Boots
You don't mention if it's off road or pavement...

You don't mention if it's off road or pavement adventure you are looking for.
Depending on what part of WI you are located in, as already mentioned MI's UP, or the Black Hills Region of SD.
Some...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Dusty Boots
Two things about Rose Valley Campground is 1)...

Two things about Rose Valley Campground is 1) there is no water available at camp 2) you need to purchase a Rose Valley Access Pass in order to camp there.
No deal breakers, but hassles nonetheless.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Dusty Boots
Hey Jerry! In the Ojai area, you might want...

Hey Jerry!

In the Ojai area, you might want to try Wheeler Canyon (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lpnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=11027&actid=29) Campground, as it is just 8 mi up 33 from Ojai.
...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Dusty Boots
Alex .... if you decide to skip the Skyline...

Alex .... if you decide to skip the Skyline Drive due to weather conditions or what ever, this route (http://goo.gl/maps/F4Le8) is a good alternative, especially north from Luray, with a very nice...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Dusty Boots
Make sure you have a hydration bladder to keep...

Make sure you have a hydration bladder to keep hydrated. Southern UT will/can be warm enough allright, but the best route to cross NV IMHO, is across 6/50, as it's cooler than the more southerly...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,191
Posted By Dusty Boots
Tarp Tent

Check out any of Henry's offerings at TarpTent (http://www.tarptent.com/allproducts.html) for a lightweight, compact shelter.

I first bought the original Cloudburst, (no longer available) which...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,254
Posted By Dusty Boots
The Backwoods Mapbooks are not quite the size of...

The Backwoods Mapbooks are not quite the size of a Rand McNally Road Atlas and if it were me, I'd keep it all together as there is quite a bit of good info such as Forest Service Campgrounds in them....
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By Dusty Boots
This is what Hwy 50 looks like out in NV! ...

This is what Hwy 50 looks like out in NV!


http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6161/6266505389_334521a792_z.jpg


http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6102/6267033670_3861cf8e13_z.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By Dusty Boots
From Ottawa to the Maritimes and back to...

From Ottawa to the Maritimes and back to Montreal, I would suggest this route...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By Dusty Boots
If you want to get a bit of a 'feel' for an area,...

If you want to get a bit of a 'feel' for an area, click on the terrain feature on Google maps and then zoom in to check out the contour lines, that will give you a better indication of the type of...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Dusty Boots
What's your time frame to get to Toronto? Have...

What's your time frame to get to Toronto?
Have you done Chief Joseph/Beartooth/Bighorns Scenic Byways before?
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By Dusty Boots
17 is by far the better choice over 11, which is...

17 is by far the better choice over 11, which is only mildly scenic from Nipigon to Beardmore and then it is basically swampy area with extremely high moose collision hazard over to east of...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By Dusty Boots
Radar detectors are illegal to posses (never mind...

Radar detectors are illegal to posses (never mind use) in Ontario.
Although I can't remember anything outstanding to visit in SK and MB, the prairies do have their own sublime beauty.

In ON,...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Dusty Boots
Agreed .... Hwy 2 west of Duluth is not very...

Agreed .... Hwy 2 west of Duluth is not very interesting, has a lot of heavy equipment on the roads (especially around Williston) and camping is somewhat limited. I refuse to ride Interstates when...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By Dusty Boots
Try the West Kootenays Route instead from Jasper

Not one for staying in motels, but you might want to check out Revelstoke, BC instead for the night, riding over Rogers Pass/Glacier National Park (Canadian one) to get there and then drop down 23 to...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By Dusty Boots
I would budget a full 2 weeks for those areas. ...

I would budget a full 2 weeks for those areas.

Later Aug would be my preference, as in September, you are more likely to run into snow ......


Sept 14/2006, just north of Banff townsite


...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,488
Posted By Dusty Boots
Hate to say you're a daft bloke with the warnings...

Hate to say you're a daft bloke with the warnings you've been given, but ....... :eek1

Sorry, April and May will still see Yellowstone and a lot of other higher elevation must see areas ...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,488
Posted By Dusty Boots
Liam forget about riding through the high...

Liam forget about riding through the high Rockies (which includes Yellowstone) at that time of year ... think June at the earliest for those regions, or later!!


Beartooth Pass, between Red...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By Dusty Boots
By all means, stay off of the Trans Canada Hwy 1...

By all means, stay off of the Trans Canada Hwy 1 as much as you can, as it is just an expressway.
Take the 2 lane Bow Valley Pkwy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Highway_1A) from just north...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By Dusty Boots
Definitely worth it! When you stop at the...

Definitely worth it! When you stop at the Entrance Gate to pay your entrance fees, you'll get a 'newspaper' that gives you the highlights and should also have a small 'map' with the attractions on...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Dusty Boots
240! It's the one that takes you through the...

240! It's the one that takes you through the largest and best part of the park
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,201
Posted By Dusty Boots
^ ^ I totally agree! ^ ^ Everything that...

^ ^ I totally agree! ^ ^

Everything that has any kind of a scent including toiletries and all food, even canned food/drinks has to be stored properly/safely and keep your camp very clean, with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 277,593
Posted By Dusty Boots
The top two pictures sure look like you are...

The top two pictures sure look like you are descending down into the Similkameen River valley, near Hedley, BC, from the Nickle Plate Mine Rd and the other crossing the Arrow Lakes/Columbia River, or...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Dusty Boots
1. - you can easily accomplish both in a day,...

1. - you can easily accomplish both in a day, although you may want to hit the light show at Rushmore at night. Also, don't miss riding the Needles Highway in Custer SP while there - ...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By Dusty Boots
You look to have all the major attractions/roads...

You look to have all the major attractions/roads covered ... except when you roll into Grand Junction.
I'm surprised no one has said anything about riding the loop through Colorado National...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 277,593
Posted By Dusty Boots
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6222/6267020472_2cb1...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6222/6267020472_2cb1c1637f_z.jpg (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6222/6267020472_904b16905c_o.jpg)


...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,720
Views: 1,748,797
Posted By Dusty Boots
On one of my rides out west - Athabasca Falls,...

On one of my rides out west - Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park ....



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6796795795_a5a3e05c55_z.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 601,073
Posted By Dusty Boots
The bridge is in the extreme left of this shot ...

The bridge is in the extreme left of this shot



http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6240/6266328839_92a54e2b56_b.jpg


of Christine Falls, Rainier NP
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 467,056
Posted By Dusty Boots
Sometimes I use tents .... ...

Sometimes I use tents ....



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3717/9661087326_c32acfc4b7_c.jpg



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/11271627745_efca8a282b_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,104,127
Posted By Dusty Boots
No Cop bikes involved here .... just cops...

No Cop bikes involved here .... just cops while we were on our bikes.

Captured by one of the other riders in our group and then inserted into a slideshow at our year end party.

...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,155
Posted By Dusty Boots
If planning on riding The Going To The Sun Rd is...

If planning on riding The Going To The Sun Rd is a 'must do' reason for visiting Glacier, then do not plan on arriving before mid July.

A lot of years it is till closed at the end of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-09-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 378,372
Posted By Dusty Boots
Sunrise at Lake McDonald, Glacier NP ...

Sunrise at Lake McDonald, Glacier NP


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3656/3667718793_404b031a13_o.jpg



Sunset along the Pend Oreille River, at Panhandle Campground, Colville NF, WA.
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