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Old 09-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hello Snowbirds

I have not retired yet but i am planning a 4 or 5 week vacation this March and April to practice

How far south will i have to go to escape the snow and cold.

The plan now is to pick a few nice days in March and drive south from Edmonton to Southern Nevada and then head to the coast and work our way north back to Canada as spring arrives

Any suggestions? Is Nevada far enough south??
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Hello Snowbirds

I have not retired yet but i am planning a 4 or 5 week vacation this March and April to practice

How far south will i have to go to escape the snow and cold.

The plan now is to pick a few nice days in March and drive south from Edmonton to Southern Nevada and then head to the coast and work our way north back to Canada as spring arrives

Any suggestions? Is Nevada far enough south??
The elevation also factors into the equation.

It depends where in Nevada and how warm you want it to be. I recommend Googling the town you want and month to get an idea of the climate. The first hit for "las veags march weather" was: Las Vegas March Weather 2014 - AccuWeather Forecast for NV 89101
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The desert corridor around the Colorado River in Nevada & Arizona is probably the warmest. I spent 2 weeks at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada starting on March 10, 2014 and found the weather short sleeve shirt warm, although some nights were cool. Further south you will easily get into the 100's (F) in April. It was in the mid 70'sF around Parker, AZ in January & February.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #4
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Valley of fire looks like a good spot to research for the first part of the vacation and the weather looks like it will be good too
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We might stop there as well in the latter part of March....
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Hello Snowbirds

I have not retired yet but i am planning a 4 or 5 week vacation this March and April to practice

How far south will i have to go to escape the snow and cold.

The plan now is to pick a few nice days in March and drive south from Edmonton to Southern Nevada and then head to the coast and work our way north back to Canada as spring arrives

Any suggestions? Is Nevada far enough south??
Southern Nevada would be fine that time of year - especially compared to Alberta. I would suggest that you don't miss southern Utah since it's relatively close to there. Southern Nevada, Valley of Fire, etc are also nice, but imho their scenery just doesn't compare to the Utah Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce, or Zion.

We're taking delivery of our Escape on March 20th, then heading in that general direction. 5 weeks off! Can't wait.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:57 AM   #7
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It looks like we may head to the coast and work our way along US 101
That way we we will be sure to miss all the snow

We traveled this highway in the late 70's in A vw van and it was awesome

So far the top two things on my list are below but i have to admit that the list is growing to the point that i don't think we can see everything in one trip

RV Hot Tub Sites at Turtle Rock RV Resorts

Dog-Friendly Wine Tours - Home

Please feel free to suggest your favorites along the coast especially if they are dog friendly
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