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ideola  



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Big Sky Boondoggle Reply with quote

I've just returned from an epic roadtrip in the Cayman: 14 days, 5300+ miles, ~110 hours of driving, all with minimal time on interstate, most of it on two-lane highways.

The last time I did a big road trip, someone suggested I take more photos of the car in scenes. So while these aren't pix of a 924, I hope you enjoy them nonetheless.

Apple River Canyon State Park, IL


Long Hollow Overlook, off US-20, near Galena IL


Preston Overlook, near Preston MN


Wind farm near Dexter MN


DEFIANCE


Wind farm near Dexter MN


Fort Ridgely State Park, MN


Big Stone National Wildlife Preserve, MN


Sheyenne National Grassland / North Country Trail


Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit, ND


Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, ND


Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, ND


Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, ND


Beartooth Pass, MT


Buffalo Joe's, Dupuyer MT


Blackwell Flats, Kootenai River, near Libby MT


Osprey Landing, Kootenai River, near Libby MT


Yaak Falls MT


Cataldo Mission, ID


Coeur D'Alene River, ID


Coeur D'Alene River, ID


Halfway point along the White Pines Scenic Byway, ID


Kendrick Overlook, ID


Rail bridge across the Clearwater River on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation


Malad Gorge State Park, ID


Craters of the Moon National Monument


Craters of the Moon National Monument


Craters of the Moon National Monument


Craters of the Moon National Monument


Teton Valley, near Victor ID


Grant Village Campground, Yellowstone National Park, WY


Devils Tower National Monument, WY


Spearfish Canyon, SD


Crazy Horse Memorial, SD


The Needles Scenic Drive, Custer State Park, SD


$1500 944 for sale near Spokane SD


Badlands National Park, South Unit, SD


US-20 near Merriman NE

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing pictures, thank you for sharing!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

morghen wrote:
Amazing pictures, thank you for sharing!

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ideola wrote:
Craters of the Moon National Monument

Great shot!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding trip and pics. We were planning to go up to Montana and BC for a month, but didn't get that far due to all the fires and smoke up that way.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome photos Dan, thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Dan. Karen and I hit a bunch of those places also but i-phone shots don't compare.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Nice trip!
We were at crazy horse 4 years ago, but I don't see much difference...

The only thing I'm missing is your Cayman and the 3 presidents at Mount Rushmore
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! More miles in 2 weeks than I put on in 6 months in my daily and two projects...

Good choice to visit Craters of the Moon! I used to live about 30-45 minutes north of there, in the Lost River Valley. Had I known you were going to ID, I could have recommended a couple other spots. That's certainly a highlight though. What a bizarre landscape.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeJinCO wrote:
Outstanding trip and pics. We were planning to go up to Montana and BC for a month, but didn't get that far due to all the fires and smoke up that way.
I spent three days in the smoke, and aborted my visit to Glacier...which was really disappointing because I was planning to stay there for two days, it was the centerpiece of the trip. But I still found some absolutely incredible roads to drive...everything from crazy switchbacks to as fast as the Cayman would go on the Montana back roads!

Fifty50Plus wrote:
Wow Dan. Karen and I hit a bunch of those places also but i-phone shots don't compare.
A lot of patience and many months of fore-planning to be in certain locations at certain times of day...! I really had to be disciplined to stick to the plan, or I would have never gotten to all of the great locations.

gerben1986 wrote:
The only thing I'm missing is your Cayman and the 3 presidents at Mount Rushmore
I've been to Rushmore a couple of times. A big part of this trip was learning both sides of the story of the bloody and sad period of history when our nation was "settling" this part of the continent, so I really wanted to avoid going places and doing things I'd done before.

jacobroufa wrote:
Good choice to visit Craters of the Moon! I used to live about 30-45 minutes north of there, in the Lost River Valley. Had I known you were going to ID, I could have recommended a couple other spots. That's certainly a highlight though. What a bizarre landscape.
Idaho was for sure the highlight of the trip. So many amazing roads, and so many things I'd never seen before...and things you simply can't see by traveling the interstate...like the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway (US-30 in the Snake River Canyon that basically parallels I-84), Malad Gorge State Park, Falls Creek Falls (easily one of the most stunning waterfalls I've ever seen), and Craters of the Moon. I went there specifically for Milky Way photos, and it didn't disappoint!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Links to each day's photographs (click photo to go to Flickr album)

Day 1: Woodstock to Owatonna MN


Day 2: Owatonna MN to Fort Ransom State Park ND


Day 3: Fort Ransom to Theodore Roosevelt National Park ND


Day 4: Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Red Lodge MT


Day 5: Red Lodge MT to Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone


Day 6: Yellowstone to Glacier (had to abort activities in Glacier due to wildfires )


Day 7: Glacier to Bonners Ferry ID (Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway is some wicked driving!!! although the scenery was mostly shrouded in smoke while I was there)


Day 8: Bonners Ferry to Heyburn State Park / St Maries ID


Day 9: St Maries to Boise (US-95 through Hells Canyon, and ID-55 along the Payette River were spectacularly scenic in completely different ways!)


Day 10: Boise to Craters of the Moon National Park ID


Day 11: Craters of the Moon to Grant Village Campground, Yellowstone


Day 12: Yellowstone to Spearfish SD


Day 13: Spearfish SD to Niobrara NE

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics Dan, and a great looking car! Dave
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some very nice photography right there
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