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Hi everybody! I recently got back from a 6000 mile trip from Wisconsin to Oregon down the coast into California and back. My truck now has 73000 miles on it. The mountain passes were rough where the engine wanted to overheat on the way up and brakes wanted to overheat on the way down. But I just took a bunch of cool down breaks for both. Worst MPG was 14.8 and best was 21.1 calculated the old fashioned accurate way. Average was about 18mpg.

 

Just going to toss a bunch of pictures out with little descriptions for your viewing pleasure. :)

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

 

Water pump died in the first 50 miles of my trip. haha

 

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Podrick made himself quite comfortable riding shotgun.

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Mount Rushmore and some Black Hills exploring.

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Devils Tower

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These are all Bighorn National Forest. I did dispersed camping on a dirt forest road. I found that type of camping was the most fun. Lots of rain that night with a muddy drive down in the morning. The motorcycle on back was my short trip vehicle.

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Here is a but of muddy aftermath.

 

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Yellowstone Lake, old faithful, my campsite, and grand canyon of yellowstone.

 

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Yellowstone and the Tetons were hazy because of smoke from Canada. Here is the drive down to the Tetons and my campsite entrance on the Yellowstone/Teton border.

 

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The Tetons, Delta Lake with Grand Teton in the background, Podrick having fun, and a hike in the woods of south Tetons.

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Idaho, Podrick peeking out of the upper window, Inferno cone in craters of the moon, View of the parking lot from the top, and campsite in Sawtooth national forest.

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More driving and the north entrance of Crater Lake in Oregon. One side burnt and the other green. The west rim was on fire and off limits when I went through. 

 

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More driving with my bad navigator, south Oregon campsite on the edge of a forest road, giant redwoods.

 

 

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The ocean, He's a helluva guy, sunset, Podrick on a runner line, campsite for the next two nights, Hwy 1, I like the ocean and drank a bottle of wine. Got a bit carried away with ocean pictures. haha

 

 

 

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Night hunt.

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Only got video of the golden gate but here is the bay bridge...and traffic. BOO!

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Yosemite and Bridal Veil falls. 

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Achieving new heights with the RV. Burnt tree, more dispersed camping and some rocks. 

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The horrible mistake that was Death Valley awaits.

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Morning parking lot bird stalking, river edge formations in Arizona, and the first sight of Zion National Park.

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A little of Zion with my Zion campsite.

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Hiking up Angels Landing in Zion.

 

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Red canyon outside Zion and Dixie nation forest camping.

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Some pictures of Bryce Canyon(which I totally recommend) 

 

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Driving HWY 12 through Utah. 12 has some crazy good views in the Grand Staircase.

 

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Balancing rock in Arches national park. Bunch of pictures of Fisher Towers.

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It seems there was a big gap between gas stations in the UT/CO border. 

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Entering Colorado, camping in random places, the valley East of Aspen(better than Aspen), 

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Achieving 12100 feet above sea level when a few days earlier I was at -200 feet in Death Valley. The Toys will never die!

Also camping on a random forest road with a few of the Rocky Mountains. Podrick hunting.

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Sunset and Sunrise with Rocky Mountain view.

Visiting the Rocky Mountains. 

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Awesome trip and pictures Man. Thanks! I can't believe your hauling that big motorcycle on the back. Nice setup! 

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10 hours ago, markwilliam1 said:

Awesome trip and pictures Man. Thanks! I can't believe your hauling that big motorcycle on the back. Nice setup! 

Thanks!

 

The motorcycle rack has 3 feet of rectangular tube slid into the frame rails on both sides. I also have air bags that make ALL of the difference!

 

Here is the long boring road home.

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I know all about "the trip home". From Wy it took us 3 weeks to reach St Augustine FL. It took 4 days to get home...on the interstate. Boring

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Wow that was quite an adventure. Love your cat. Beautiful pictures, glad you shared them. DARREL

 

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great photos. incredible trip. i have been to a few of the places on your journey. brought back some fond memories. thanks so much for your posting. unbelievable how well your rig performed. those 4 bangers truly are "tanks". good luck in the future. joe from dover

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