The Way to Chilliwack - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Camping | Places, Gear and Planning > Trips and Travel Planning
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-01-2013, 06:53 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern, Maryland
Trailer: 2014 21'
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
WOW! You're driving all the way across the country and will be within days of a egg gathering! Consider, after your pickup joining us at 2014, May 16-18: Maryhill (SP) in May
Safe travels!
Thanks Donna. We'll keep that in mind as our plans firm up. Would be nice to meet you.

Glenn
__________________

__________________
Vella, Glenn, and Abigail
Escape 21
abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 07:39 AM   #12
Member
 
brain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 69
Hi Glenn,
Congrats on your new Escape. I wish you well on your trip.
You might be underestimating the amount of time each leg will take. Mountain
roads, small town traffic, meals and breaks, pilot cars as you wait
on road construction, rainy roads, darkness ...

Just driving from the East entrance of YNP all the way to the west could take
you 3-4 hours what with road construction delays, bison
delays, and photography delays!

Just plan for unforeseen delays...

Best wishes.
__________________

__________________
brian
Texas
brain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern, Maryland
Trailer: 2014 21'
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by brain View Post
Hi Glenn,
Congrats on your new Escape. I wish you well on your trip.
You might be underestimating the amount of time each leg will take. Mountain
roads, small town traffic, meals and breaks, pilot cars as you wait
on road construction, rainy roads, darkness ...

Just driving from the East entrance of YNP all the way to the west could take
you 3-4 hours what with road construction delays, bison
delays, and photography delays!

Just plan for unforeseen delays...

Best wishes.

Thanks Brian. Points taken. The miles/time notes are from MapQuest. Undoubtedly, it'll take more actual time, as we stop for all the usual reasons. I can easily do 13-14 hours in a day. My misgivings go to whether I can do plus-10-hour-days for 7 days straight. (I ain't a spring chicken no more.) Jon Vermilye did his NY to BC in 8 days, so I'm thinking of stretching our timeline out to match that while incorporating suggestions for alternative routing. Plotting the itinerary is as much fun as working on the build sheet. Thanks again.

Glenn
__________________
Vella, Glenn, and Abigail
Escape 21
abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
soultrek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17B
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by smilycook View Post
You might consider more time in Idaho departing from West Yellowstone you could then go to Craters of the Moon on 20 then up the 75 to Sun Valley and Stanley then pass through McCall and then take 95 north to Spokane. There are amazing mountains and lakes along the route. The passes will have snow, but will all be clear in May. Hwy 12 is scenic but the 75 in between Sun Valley and Stanley is even better.

We get our trailer in April!
Glenn: I live in the McCall area and agree with the comments re the mountain scenery here and in the Stanley area. And if you were to exit Yellowstone to the south you would travel through the dramatic Teton NP area. The downside is that this route is not at all direct and it will probably add considerable time and mileage to your trip. Snow is generally not a closure issue in May, but significant storms do occur and most higher campgrounds are closed until Memorial Day. If you're circling back later with trailer in tow, Glacier NP is my absolute favorite for mountain scenery and southern Utah is other-worldly. PS for Chris and Jessica: glad to see you're Escaping and I hope seeing ours helped the process....Glenn.
soultrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 08:02 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern, Maryland
Trailer: 2014 21'
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by soultrek View Post
Glenn: I live in the McCall area and agree with the comments re the mountain scenery here and in the Stanley area. And if you were to exit Yellowstone to the south you would travel through the dramatic Teton NP area. The downside is that this route is not at all direct and it will probably add considerable time and mileage to your trip. Snow is generally not a closure issue in May, but significant storms do occur and most higher campgrounds are closed until Memorial Day. If you're circling back later with trailer in tow, Glacier NP is my absolute favorite for mountain scenery and southern Utah is other-worldly. PS for Chris and Jessica: glad to see you're Escaping and I hope seeing ours helped the process....Glenn.
Glenn,

Thanks for the additional thoughts. We're thinking of expanding the duration of the trip out, so the Grand Tetons may be a doable detour. As for the trip back, we're tentatively considering going down the coast (but will be detouring east for Yosemite, Sequoia, and other inland destinations) at least as far as Carmel/Monterey, then turning east to take in the Grand Canyon and southern Utah. We'll see how hot the weather is in June but I expect turn north no later than Albuquerque. It'll be a challenge to route the western part of the trip back so as to reduce having to double-back. With that itinerary in mind it may be difficult to do Glacier on the way back. Will have to cogitate. Thanks again.

Glenn
__________________
Vella, Glenn, and Abigail
Escape 21
abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 10:36 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Vermilye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego, New York
Trailer: 2016 Tacoma Off Road, 2017 21
Posts: 2,279
While there are so many wonderful places to see, if you are taking the time to see Yellowstone, heading south to see the Tetons is well worth the effort.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ASD_3077.jpg (108.2 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg ASD_3244.jpg (218.9 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
Travel and Photo Web Page ... My Collection of RV Blogs 2016 Tacoma, 2017 21
Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
amirie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 17B Escape
Posts: 706
Okay---more trips in the future--we'll do Beartooth highway and the Grand Tetons next time we are in that area!!!

Nice views and pictures you guys are posting....

How many months until retirement?? LOL
__________________
Anna-Marie
amirie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern, Maryland
Trailer: 2014 21'
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vermilye View Post
While there are so many wonderful places to see, if you are taking the time to see Yellowstone, heading south to see the Tetons is well worth the effort.
Thanks Jon. Nice images.

Glenn
__________________
Vella, Glenn, and Abigail
Escape 21
abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern, Maryland
Trailer: 2014 21'
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by amirie View Post

How many months until retirement?? LOL
7. The 19 will be ready in 7 months, 7 days. Coincidence? I think not.
__________________

__________________
Vella, Glenn, and Abigail
Escape 21
abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.