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c.traveler2

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Our 1st site
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Congratulation's on driving a hardside camper to Toroweap. Only the 2nd one I know of. Spectacular area.
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Mine's a popup, obviously.

These people were already at Tuweep, but didn't stay
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On our way out a Earthroamer was headed to Tuweep.
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We had a great time out there.


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....I was going to recommend you PM C.Traveler and Seldom-Seen-Smith for detailed North Rim camping specifics, but I see that C.Traveler has already offered a detailed/excellent response!

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I must again thank you. I forwarded a few of the links to my 13 year old son. He is excited - for real. He told me, he was really looking forward to the trip - I about fell out of my chair.


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I must again thank you. I forwarded a few of the links to my 13 year old son. He is excited - for real. He told me, he was really looking forward to the trip - I about fell out of my chair.


I enjoyed reading your report and pictures of your camper build/repair that you have in your profile.


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rodtermaat wrote:

I must again thank you. I forwarded a few of the links to my 13 year old son. He is excited - for real. He told me, he was really looking forward to the trip - I about fell out of my chair.


I know how you feel. My son wasn't too excited about out last two summer trips out west because he's at that age (16) and he has discoverd girls. But just last week he asked if we were going to yellowstone this year. I told him we would go if he wanted to and he was very excited about it. I am thrilled. We visited Grand Canyon north rim a few years back and it was incredible and like a previous poster stated there is plenty of room in Kaibab NF. Also the north rim wasn't crowded at all and this was in early august.


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If you travel on US 34, that is a nice pleasant trip from Lincoln to Colorado. Be sure to spend a day at Rock Creek resivior just West of Benkleman, NE. Google "Kayak Jack" there is a high school coach who runs a guide business fishing from kayaks. He charges something like $35 a day and gives you a dutch oven lunch with rib eye steaks. He is great with kids, your boy, and you, will really have fun.
I know of every truck camper in Lincoln,(very few) PM me and I can point you in the direction of ones that the owner might be willing to sell.

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I know you said you are planning to go to the North Rim, BUT.....if you have the time, and can loop around to the South Rim, there is a spot where you drive to the bottom in your truck camper. Its unreal. Off of route 66 on the Haulapi Indian Reservation a few miles NE of Kingman AZ. My sig photo here was taken at the bottom.

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Ok, so using the advice so far this is the agenda. Goal is to drive 5 hours (ish) each day and not feel rushed by accomplish the goal of: 1. son and dad trip 2. Grand Canyon 3. cliff dwellings (Mesa Verde)

After Mesa Verde plans begin to fall apart. We are on the way home, but we do not have anything on the list other then just camping.

Day 1: Lincoln, NE to Ogallala, NE (overnight)
- here would could drive farther, but Western CO is empty
Day 2: Ogallala, NE to Dillon, CO or so (overnight)
- seems like lot of places to stay on I70
Day 3: Rocky Mountain National Monument, CO (few hours)
Day 4: Arches National Park, Utah (over night maybe more?)
Day 5: Grand Canyon North Rim (1 or 2 nights)
Day 6 - Mesa Verde National Park (1 night +)
Day 7 - not sure where to go from here towards NE maybe Durango, but then what? We could rent a couple of mountain bike in Durango.
Day 8 ??
Day 9/10 - back to Lincoln
Day 11 - need to be home

There are 2 days built in for more time, but we need to be back on the 10th day or so.

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Maybe you should plan an extra night at Mesa Vere area... there is a lot to see while you are up there.

It appears to me you are pushing youself a bit hard.

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If at all possible, try and make the drive thru Monument Valley. Beautiful scenery there as well.


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