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The Epic WY/MT/CO Adventure!!

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Blackdawg, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. Feb 25, 2014 at 12:57 AM
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    If I am thinking of visiting southern MT and Northern WY this summer to do some backcountry camping and easy wheeling, when would be a good time to come? I have been following people from MT on Instagram and it seems the snow pack is HUGE and may take awhile to melt. I am looking for wildflowers and lots of greenery but hoping to avoid mosquitos. Any thoughts as to the best month to plan?? July is already a no-go for me. So between Aug-Oct, when would be the best time for meadows/flowers/lakes/no skeeters? I am planning to make a 2 week road trip from CA to MT/WY thru N CO (maybe) and then into UT and then home. Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 25, 2014 at 7:46 AM
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    August is a great time as the snow has usually all melted thus the mountains are usually at their greenest. But September will have much less people as all locals are in school and work and tourism goes down a lot.

    Be oct you can see snow fall again already...but really depends on the winter as it varies and with how the climate and weather has been changing dramatically lately, who knows.

    But yea those months would be a great time to hit up mt/wy/co. Ad Utah will be pretty damn hot in August if your thinking Moab. But still nice.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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    September through october is beautiful and probably my favorite time to get out. If I were you I would plan the trips outside of the National Parks. They are great but you will have a better trip IMO elsewhere. Let the tourist bus, RVs, and mini vans roam that area.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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    But it would be stupid to be that close to Yellowstone and Tetons and not go through it. Especially if you have never been.

    I agree that it's not the greats for back country stuff obviously which is why most locals avoid it plus tourists...but I still strongly believe that everyone should go there and experience it once in their life.

    So that's up to him.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    I just want to go anywhere over there! Haha
     
  6. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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    I think he should drive through. Not stop though. I read his post wrong though. Back country camping probably refers to undeveloped car camping. I was thinking along the lines of backpacking. Which still, yellowstone isn't terrible for. Most people stay on the paved road or where a car can easily go. Soon as you start off on foot you will leave most people. Most will stop before a mile at that elevation while carrying gear.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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    Make it happen

    True. Lots of great hiking in Yellowstone.

    But I disagree about not stopping. If he has never seen geysers or mud pots or any of that...it's cool shit. Needs to stop if you go through it. Haha
     
  8. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    Slowly planning out one. More of a backup plan if you don't plan something similar to last year or I just can't make it.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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    Lol I've circlesd Yellowstone and never actually been in the park...
     
  10. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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    It's a lady, guys. And I agree with the above, especially if you doubt that you may not make it back anytime soon, Jellystone and Teton are pretty damn cool even just to drive through.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    Well if you come out this year for goose..head home or here via through Yellowstone..I'd plan an extra day for that even. You'd have a photo hay day haha
     
  12. Mar 2, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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    Depending on if the wife wants to join for Shoshone and christina lake we may want to do it beginning of July. We have to go to Iowa for a family event then thought about going up into South Dakota to check out the badlands and keep going west from there. That would take us near lander. Hopefully trails will be open by then. If taxes allow it, we will get a pop up trailer for the trip. Obviously won't be able to pull it through the trails but maybe I can find a place to safely park it while we run those trails.
     
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  13. Mar 2, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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    You could acucally park it at the tail head of christina. Be easy to tow into there and setup, then run the trail and come back to sleep.

    Shoshone...be a bit harder but you could leave it at the trail head too. Big parking lot there for the ATVers.

    Early July will be a toss up. I know Marc tired Christina early July last year and ended up being able to do most of it just not finish it due to the river being way too high. Shoshone has haft a stream in a section of it but i doubt its very bad..but could be open..could be closed..no idea till later in the year.
     
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    :pray: that i can make it out to something this year. Looking like ill be hitting summer school with a full load and a full fall semester so i can graduate a semester early. the sooner i do that, the sooner i get a job and can get real truck parts and afford to do these trips better.
     
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    Just ditch the rent and live out of the truck!
     
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    i like living in a house too much. taking a shit in MY toilet is the second best part of my day.
     
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    Hopefully you can make it man!
     
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    If I don't get my job Ill be locking in some summer classes as well. It will be my first time but I heard they suck.

    2 jobs down...1 left to hear back from :pray:
     
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    Summer school here would suck..I dont want to be here for summer
     
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