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Old 08-02-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Wild Wild West

Cross country. 7,000 miles in 2 weeks. As no two people are alike, everyone will see something different.
The first section of the trip from East Coast to the Rocky Mountains will be the most tedious – nothing but straight highway to the horizon. I plan to cover these 2,500 miles in the course of three days, 900 miles each in the first 2 days and the rest on the third day.

The following points of interest await me after the first 3 days:

Four Corners (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico)
Petrified Forest NP
Meteor Crater, AZ, which is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 700 feet deep
Winslow, AZ. Standin' On The Corner - The Eagles
Antelope Canyons - Mythical place
Grand Canyon (North Rim)
Zion NP

Bryce NP
Monroe, Utah, the Natural Hot Springs
Ogden, UT (Adventure Town)
Yellowstone NP

Grand Teton NP (5-day Backpacking)
Sturgis, SD - the bikers Mecca
Bighorn -
an outdoor paradise filled with recreational opportunities
Black Hills -
an oasis of pine-clad mountains on the Great Plains
Mt. Rushmore -
epic sculpture features the faces of four exalted American presidents
Badlands NP -
one of the world's richest fossil beds
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site -
Cold War era sites, a launch control center and a missile launch facility

Two like-minded travelers will join me to Grand Teton Park and the three of us will embark on a five day hike with backpacks, tents, bears and other delights.

The same tedious journey awaits me on the way back but my head will be swimming with information and the impressions of the past three weeks.

I’m not sure if I will be able to post on events as they happen as I expect to be exhausted at the end of each day.


I'll be updating the first post and add some pics here as I go.

One of the Scenic Views in Colorado:


Four Corners (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico):

Winslow, AZ:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ:

Route 89, Arizona:

Lower Antelope Canyon:

Scenic View, Arizona:

Horse Shoe Bend. Page, AZ:

Working Process:

Route 89, Arizona:

Grand Canyon. North Rim:

Zion National Park, Utah:

Bryce National Park:

One of my loops in Yellowstone:

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone, WY:

Grand Teton Park, WY:

Grand Teton Park, WY:

Grand Teton Park, WY"

Leaving Grand Teton Park:

Hiking in Grand Teton Park:

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota:

In Grand Teton Park:

Minuteman Missile Museum:

Everything is sweetened by risk
Wild Wild West 2
Wild Wild West
Suzi V-Strom '12 (just bough it)
Suzi V-Strom '06 (35 000 miles), Suzi V-Strom '04 (97 000 mile)

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