I am planning on 2 major trips in the immediate future. What I would like to do is give your opinion on things that may be worth seeing along the way. I haven't charted the ntrip out yet , but these are the rough trips.
1. Oklahoma City to Yellowstone I will probably go from OK up through KS to Nebraska and on up. Planning on seeing the usual stuff Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower,Scott's Bluff Nebraska.
2. OKlahoma City to Redwood Forest and Yosemite.....
If you know any good old campgrounds etc on the way, let me know.
If you go to yellowstone check out the "boiling river" which is not far from the Gardiner entrance (NW portion i think). It's a great cleansing/soaking experience that isn't marked well but is a must do. It is where a boiling hot river joins the Gardiner River and you can legally soak in it. The water can be fast moving so definitely have on water shoes....and bathing suits are required. :-)
Here is a website that describes it better. My college-aged daughter and I hit it last August and watched the sun slide behind the hills. Quite an experience!
If going to camp in Yosemite, and are reserving your campsite, which is recomended, I used to camp all the time as achild in Tuollome - pardon the possible misspelling - Meadows. Campsite E-17 is the perfect location, flat, wide and near a water pump and the restrooms respectively. Also if I remember correctly is near a small creek for that relaxing water sound.
Post by Gone Kayaking on Jul 5, 2011 14:55:26 GMT -5
If you have not been to the grand Tetons I highly recommend. We are headed there tomorrow from the other direction and we may or may not go to yellowstone. Much prefer GT.
For Yosemite/sequoias (I'm assuming you mean). Recommend mono lake, June lake/devils postpile and bodie on the east side. As an alternative to yosemite which is very crowded this time o year (best if you can wait til September) try kings canyon or any of the national forest such as around Wishon reservoir or other high Sierra for spectacular granite domes crystal clear and ice cold rivers.
Great tonsee more VSTF folk writing about using their campers!
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'