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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Ford2YotaGuy, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    Hey guys, so this was my last big road trip from this summer. The route was Fort Collins-Devils Tower-Grand Tetons NP-Yellowstone NP-Glacier NP-Waterton NP-Banff-Lake Louise/Lake Moraine-Jasper NP-Whistler-North Cascades NP-Seattle-Olympic NP-Mount Rainier NP-Crater Lake NP-Reno-Salt Lake City/Land Cruiser Museum-Fort Collins. Luckily my buddy from high school and his fiance came out for half the trip. Was a hell of trip but unfortuntely the most expensive one yet due to truck repairs. Anyways, i'll update this as well as i can.

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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    It took a couple days for my friends to get out here from Michigan to Devils Tower so I was sitting around Fort Collins for a couple days waiting for them to Wyoming to meet them there. Once they got to the Badlands NP I took off for Devils Tower where we met up. Had a great time since I hadn't seen them in years and it was great to catch up!
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    Once we saw Devils Tower we left for Jackson Hole and Grand Tetons NP. We got caught in a herd of bison which was cool and then a huge deer came to visit us at night.
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    Then this happened. My new CVJ axle exploded so I went into Jackson to pickup a new CV axle and swapped it out at camp that night.
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  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    Once we saw the Grand Tetons we headed to Yellowstone. Probably the busiest national park i've been to but still saw some cool sights.

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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Left Yellowstone and went up to Glacier NP and had an awesome campsite right outside the park.

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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    Left Glacier NP and crossed into Canada! A lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Went to Waterton NP and Calgary.

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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Looks like one heck of a trip!
     
  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    Once leaving Calgary we headed over to Banff and then all the way up to Jasper. Saw Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Colombia Ice Fields, and Jasper NP. I didn't realize how touristy the entire trip was but it was still beautiful and had been on my bucket list for a while.

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  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    My friends and I parted ways in Jasper and I headed to British Colombia, Whistler to do some downhill biking, Squamish and Vancouver.

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    Rad photos! Looks like a heck of a trip!! The color of the water up there is unreal.
     
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    Went back into the states from Vancouver to the North Cascades NP, Seattle, Cape Flattery, Olympic NP, and Mount Rainier.

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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    Left Washington to check out Portland and Crater Lake NP. Got some VooDoo donuts and then headed down to Crater Lake NP. Didn't realize how blue the water was at Crater Lake. It was gorgous!

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    Leaving Crater Lake I headed down to Lassen Volcano NP and then to Lake Tahoe/Reno area where my throw out bearing went out and I had to get the clutch replaced which ended up being a two night stay in Reno. Figured I would rather get it fixed in Reno rather than breaking down in the middle of nowhere Nevada.

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    Car museum in Reno

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    The last stretch was to stop at the Great Basin NP and the Land Cruiser Museum in Salt Lake City.

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    All in all the trip was one that i've been wanting to do for a long time and it was incredible. The trip ended up being 5,500 miles in 23 days. After this trip the truck has been to 46 states and 41 U.S. national parks and 5 Canadian national parks. Obviously i'm not the best comentator and all my pics are only taken with an iphone but I like to share my pics with the forum and show how I use my truck.
     
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    Great pictures! Did you do any hiking around Jasper? That’s the best way to get away from the crowds.
     
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    Unfortunately we didn't get around to too much hiking around Jasper but we did notice that Jasper seemed to have the least amount of crowds which was a nice break from the Banff area.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    That area is one of my favourites, some great hikes up into the alpine.
    You survived biking in Whistler? My kids love riding there.
     
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    I LOVED riding at Whistler! I was sore for the whole next week but 100% worth it.
     
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