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And as if it wasn't bad enough Andrew.................................
|andrewball1000||The weather snow dump has proved more powerful than the politicians and although I wanted to head East or SE, the only way out of Jackson Hole which didn't invoke going higher, was west down the Snake river. Pretty drive out of a winter wonderland. As I descended the exterior of the MH melted. It will take me two days to repair the easting but I am at a lovely campsite at a hot springs north of Salt Lake where the families are gathering for the weekend. And I said this wasn't a blog|
Oooppsss, bluddy politicians............. Grrrrrrr.
Thanks Ray I would like to go there next but have been looking at the Internet tonight and it seems Mt Rushmore and the Badlands are closed. A helicopter would certainly solve that. .
I will check again tomorrow as the weather will have some implication. The back roads I was intending using may have snow issues too
Andrew, you must take time out to see Rushmore and Crazy Horse mountains.
Take a helicopter flight over the Badlands. It's the only way to really appreciate them.
A route update since Glacier NP.
MT2 east to Browning then the 89 south to Great Falls. Gale force cross winds on the plains was fun. Spent an afternoon in the Lewis and Clark interpretive Centre. Their story gives such an important understanding to the history of this area.
89 South rush to Yellowstone and got in a few hours before the closure. Next morning all campsiters were ordered to vacate the park that day. No persons are allowed to "Rec-reate". Ie not stop of take pictures. Access parking, roads and boardwalks to exhibits were being blocked off.
I had a word with people staying the Lodge. These are private and they were given 48 hours, so I booked in for the night and spend the day covering as much as I could before the barracades were put up. It was Ranger Leapfrog and I only did not thrown out as I had the reservation. The stories in the lodge that night were amusing with some Ranger dodging by hiding behind trees.
Most Rangers were very good but someone above was doing the elf n safety bit too much. The Americans couldn't believe it. They can't do this, it's our land, for the people.
Left this morning and drove 89s to Jackson Hole. Sunny day and beautiful views of the mountains even though I couldn't take the park route. Much of what I did see was only because I had come from the park. Not only had they closed the entrances but also the roads to the entrances if they were on NP land.
Had the heater fixed here today and will plan my next move. Was going the Black hills and Badlands. Will see
It's rain now and snow higher up so it looks like I have been very lucky to see what I have.
Touring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Originally Posted by andrewball1000
The Black water was emptied when required, not left connected, and the Grey water used to flush out the hose after a dump. Much simpler than carrying/wheeling cassettes around.
We found the furnace (heating) to be very noisy in use but luckily only had a couple of nights when it was needed. The majority of time the temperature was mid 20's down to mid teens at night.
|andrewball1000||The Route to the Sun through road MT 89 was closed for the winter so they can make repairs before the snow. However vehicles of less than 20ft long and 8ft wide , which I squeeze into, can drive 33miles to the summit of the Great Divide, which I did. It was a hairy drive with the rocky overhangs and snowing and blowing a hooley at the top so I didn't hang about for lunch and threaded my way out before the weather closed in. Brilliant scenery, shame I can't show it. This area is only a few hours drive from Calgary where I was on Saturday and it has taken me till now to get back to here.|
Originally Posted by raynipper
This was -15c Andrew near Grand Canyon. But with heated marble floors, engine block heater, 50 amp supply and a fan heater plugged into the next site, we kept warm.
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