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Old 08-01-2016, 08:41 PM   #11
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Think I'd verify and routes this comes up with, for many there will be better routes if you were to ask folks in that area. example, parts of I95 are a nightmare while better routes exist.
I think that's sound advice. Reading more from the creator of this route, he used Google's mapping services (to get candidate segments, from which a desirable combination was found), which produce the shortest or fastest route, but without accounting for current traffic conditions.

It could be - if nothing else - at least a starting point for a workable sequence of parks; one could replace each segment with a more suitable route.

The same thing has been done for other points of interest, and for hitting every state in the lower 48. The author offers the code if anyone wants to build their own list, perhaps combining preferred types of destinations... and the same code will work for other locations, including Canada.
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If you do decide to try the 48 state route, here is a good guide as to what to see in each state, other than the NP's
Most Beautiful Places in All 50 States - Best Places to Visit in the United States
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If you do decide to try the 48 state route, here is a good guide as to what to see in each state, other than the NP's
Most Beautiful Places in All 50 States - Best Places to Visit in the United States
Thanks Jim, great resource!
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:23 PM   #14
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Hmm, from counting the parks on this map it appears that I've visited 27 of them, in most cases with the initial visit being before I bought my trailer. I've never had a goal of visiting them all. Don't think I'll ever make it to Dry Tortugas, for instance.

I frequently find national monuments to be just as scenic and interesting as the national parks, and a lot less crowded. Some of them have camping as well.
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