17 Days. 17 National Parks.

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by WallyWhirled, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    Couldn't help but notice that it seems nobody has actually been adventuring lately. Maybe they have but not posting about it.

    When I go, I go big. Just over 5,000 miles in 17 days this time. There was no prescribed route. Just heading out to some favorite spots and exploring some areas that I've never seen.

    The trip went something like this:

    Inland Empire to Baker, forgotten passport, back to Inland Empire and eventually,

    Grand Canyon NP
    Capitol Reef NP
    Natural Bridges SP
    Valley of the Gods
    Monument Valley
    Mesa Verde NP
    Canyonlands NP
    Arches NP
    Glacier NP (US)
    Difficult Border Crossing
    Waterton NP
    Banff NP
    Jasper NP
    Yoho NP
    Mt. Revelstoke NP
    Glacier NP (CA)
    North Cascades NP
    Olympic NP
    Mt Rainier NP
    Crater Lake NP
    Lassen Volcanic NP
    Lake Tahoe
    Bodie SP
    Death Valley NP
    Inland Empire
    and other highlights that I will remember later

    Whew! :eek1

    Sore ass. A little hiking, hot springing, kayaking, swimming, drinking, cooking, camping and a few deluxe accommodations along the way.

    It didn't start out to be a mission to see at least one national park per day but after a while decided why the hell not?

    There are a few nice photos I'll try to post later.
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  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    :lurk which scooter wally?
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  3. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Niiiiice Wally!!!!
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  4. ddennis669

    ddennis669 Adventurer

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    Wally, today I was having lunch with some friends and in a discussion about the Penny Bar in McKittrick your name came up. Damn near a legend in these parts. :freaky To paraphrase Hunter s. Thompson, good to hear that you are still "stomping on the terra".

    I got five weeks on the road this summer. I saw a few but did not see 17 National Parks. Good trip.:clap
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  5. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    I've seen Sequoia at least 17 times this year.:lol3
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  6. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Nice job:clap
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