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    Anyone rode to California?

    I have started the planning process of making a cross country trip the first of April. Looking for advice on routes and sites to see along the way. I won't have as much time as I'd like, 9-10 days for the total trip so I can't spend much time seeing the sites as I'd like but I should have enough time to hit some big landmarks. The only destination that I have to be at is Hemet, Ca for a day or two to spend time with family. I'm not opposed to slabbing it on the interstate to cover some ground but I'd like to stick to highways, I even thought about traveling the Trans-American Trail for a bit to check it out.

    A few destinations I have on my bucket list are (subject to grow as I plan):
    Pike's Peak, Co
    Denver, Co
    Baja, Mexico (depending on the the border situation)

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    Anyone rode to California?

    Find Bernie Bartley.502-893-3027 I guarantee he can recommend a few tips.
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    If you can swing it, Yosemite will absolutely take your breath away. If you are short on time I would skip driving through the valley and take the road to Glacier Point first thing in the morning to beat the crowd. Then on the way out stop to take the one mile hike to the top of Sentinel Dome for views that you will never forget.





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    If it ever works out, I have three trips I want to do.

    1. From east coast to west coast across Canada - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Canada_Highway
    2. Seattle to Mexico along the coast
    3. Seattle to Alaska

    There is a lot to see in the US, so many good trips. I have been to Pike's Peak, up the COG, but not on the road.

    Honestly, take a look at this:

    http://www.randalolson.com/wp-conten...-road-trip.png

    That's the road trip that covers the National Parks. If you're planning your route, those would be some of the good destination points along the way. The one on the far west corner of Montana is Glacier National Park... if you ever were to go there, let me know, I can tell you all about it.
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    SR 261 out of Mexican Hat, Utah is stunning. You get to go up (or down) the Moki Dugway. It's a crazy, weird, super cool way up to a steppe. It is otherworldly. Plus you can peel off to Moab or Glen Canyon. Except for Mormons Utah is a great state.
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