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    Wethys trip west: an american tale

    Good morning ladies and gents, having been recently on a trip across the states recently i thought i'd share in my adventures and experiences. Our trek took us from Ontario, canada through 12 states, 6 US national parks and 3 offroad trails and we went swimming in two of the great lakes.

    We headed for the border on the first night between ontario and michigan. We then began the long trek from Michigan to the nebraska/iowa state line. We stopped at the indiana dunes national park and took a swim in lake michigan and then headed west. We also stopped at the i80 truckstop which was apparently the largest one in the world. So they said anyways. They had some nice vehicles in there.....20190824_211142.jpg
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    The next day we made for Colorado. Didnt see much but it was a long nice drive. Definitely stopped at the sign to take a photo. From there we stopped in loveland for the night and headed for the rocky mountain NP in the morning. Took the scenic drive up Old Fall River road. It was beautiful and id definitely recommend it to anyone whos going there. Its a songle lane road with switch backs that leads up to the Alpine visitors centre and you have a very good chance of seeing Elk along the way. We did.
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    Ill have to add the other pictures as theyre on my Gfs camera.

    But after RMNP we headed down to Ouray. Stayed at one of the places that had some of them natiral hotsprings. It was quite nice. Then headed out for blackbear in the morning.
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    And naturally the steps
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    After dropping into telluride and having lunch at the falls we headed for moab!
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    After we checked into moab we decided the first order of business should be to sleep and get up early to hike the delicate arch bright and early.
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    We soent some of the day relaxing due to the heat and then trekked out to potash rd and see the dino foot prints and the petroglyphs.

    Gotta get photos from GFs camera and then ill put some on here.
    I did stumble upon something i thought would be fun but it was getting late and the sun was starting to set.
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    The next day we took on both Fins n things and hells unfortunately the camera and my phone were dead so i didnt get photos from hells but i got some from fins.
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    We also went out to arches that night and took some milky way shots of balanced rock.
    Please disregard the quality i stole the GFs shots from instagram. Ill get the real ones later.
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    After moab we headed south, to arizona. We didnt go to the grand canyon because we were on a mission to see the Seguaro cacti in Seguaro NP. But we did stop at the four corners monument along the way.
    Saw some signs for poisonous animals along the trip but none appeared...
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    We then started our trek home stopping in New mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Ohio. We stopped at white sands national monument in NM, Cadillac Ranch the Leaning tower of Texas just east of Amarillo
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    Our last couple of days were spent rolling through Oklahoma Missouri and Ohio.
    Saw the Gateway Arch in St Louis.
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    And made a very special stop in Toledo before heading home

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    Well hope everyone enjoys the photo log of my trip!
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    Also sorry some of my photos are sideways/upside down i dont know why they did that
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    Looks like a fun trip to a lot of scenic places. Thanks for sharing.


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    Looks like a great trip!

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    Don’t worry about the sideways/upside down
    pics...OverlanderJK likes them that way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wethy View Post
    Also sorry some of my photos are sideways/upside down i dont know why they did that
    If the photo size is too large they do that. Looks like an awesome trip!

    Edit: That hike to Delicate Arch is a HIKE!
    Wish we did that in the morning or evening - instead we did it with the rest of the retarded tourists in the middle of the day in July
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    It was very scenic. We were goong to try to do the grand canyon as well but we were starting to run short on time. But we'll definitely be back to Utah and colorado for sure. We both enjoy it there the most. We'd probably fly next time though.
    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Looks like a fun trip to a lot of scenic places. Thanks for sharing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Primo82 View Post
    Looks like a great trip!
    Ha ha it was thanks!
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    Don’t worry about the sideways/upside down
    pics...OverlanderJK likes them that way...
    Well im glad to hear that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    If the photo size is too large they do that. Looks like an awesome trip!

    Edit: That hike to Delicate Arch is a HIKE!
    Wish we did that in the morning or evening - instead we did it with the rest of the retarded tourists in the middle of the day in July
    Good to know. And yeah we talked about when we were going to hike and since My jeep doesnt have AC so it was easily decided to do it first thing then because even by 8am it was getting roasty in the sun. It was 100 in moab and 110 in AZ so we planned our outings carefully to avoid some of the mid day sun. The altitude difference didnt help us either being from like 100ft above sea level at home and then being at 4000ft in moab. Lol
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