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richclover

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adamis wrote:

So it looks like Grand Canyon will for sure be out, just too far and the temps aren't right for the kids. Now the thought is to leave Gilroy, CA and head through Yosemite. Was hoping to stay the night in or near the park but looks like reservations are all taken so most likely we will stay at Silver Lake the first night.

This is now where I am stuck. From Silver Lake to the Grand Tetons it is 814 miles via the most direct option. Way too many miles to do in one or two days so we need two places to stop at night along the way. Because of the heat, probably should go with RV parks that have full hookups so we can run the AC.

Are there any good suggestions for route and places to stay (RV Parks or Campgrounds) between Silver Lake, CA and Jackson Wy?


So we’re talkin’ Lake Tahoe, I-80 eastbound? To Salt Lake?

Best get on RVParky or Campendium or KOA. You’ll find places to stay through NV, UT north to Jackson.


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I once took my teenage daughter and two of her friends on a similar 21 day trip. We left from middle Georgia to South Dakota, Yellowstone, Washington, back to South Bend Indiana with a lot of places in-between. There were some moments but overall a great trip that 25 years later we still talk about it. Since then my wife and I have gone back to many of those place and spent more time. Have a great trip.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

Don't you have Las Vegas on this route?


Since we are not doing the Grand canyon any longer we won't be swinging by Vegas either. The idea for Vegas was to stay at the Circus Circus RV park but in July it will be 115 degrees and there is no AC in the converted cargo trailer our girls would be staying in.

Looking at either the KOA in Ely, NV or the Iron Horse RV Park (preferred since it has a pool) in Elko NV as our stop followed by a stop at Cloverleaf Campground, ID. This gives us just one night where we will be in the heat and since there is a pool available, the older kids might not complain as much.


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In Wyoming, most people call it Aspen Hole.
Too many rich visitors from out of town with airplanes and fur coats. People that work there have to live somewhere else like Wilson because it costs so much.

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If you aren’t already considering these things, see if you can plan your camping in higher elevation that has trees for shade. It makes a big difference on the bright sunny still days. Also, consider some sun shade cloth.


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Trees in Nevada? You have never been here Jim?
Ely is not going to be much colder than Las Vegas, while shortest route you plan is via Las Vegas.
Nevada just started opening the parks and casinos are due next week, so you have to keep the eye on news. We drove 93 a week ago and all parks there are still closed. So far all campgrounds are closed.
If Las Vegas is too hot for you - Mesquite used to have very nice RV park for good prices.
Still no matter how you go, this is not area where you can sleep without AC.
On positive side, we are getting colder weather in Vegas now. So far only 100F after 113F wave midweek.





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Kayteg1 wrote:

Trees in Nevada? You have never been here Jim?


I didn’t catch that they were only going to Nevada. Also, if there aren’t trees, that’s what the sunscreen fabric is for. [emoticon]

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jimh425 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

Trees in Nevada? You have never been here Jim?


I didn’t catch that they were only going to Nevada. Also, if there aren’t trees, that’s what the sunscreen fabric is for. [emoticon]

Looks like they will spend 2 nights in Nevada.
Sunscreen and desert winds don't work well neither.

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^Take the dumb argument elsewhere.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

Looks like they will spend 2 nights in Nevada.
Sunscreen and desert winds don't work well neither.


Maybe so, but if the wind is blowing hard, the sun isn’t as big of an issue.

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