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post #1 of 10 Old 01-17-2020, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, Iím sure I will get a bunch of bullshit responses. First off, I donít give a fuck. If thatís what you give me, well then . For the misses and I vacation, she has given the nod for a 2 door top off road trip. Sorry boy, not the type of ďtop offĒ you are thinking of, for you at least. This will be a pack the cooler, a suitcase for the few change of clothes, stop and explore OR chill the fuck out.

We will be starting from northeast Texas in late spring or early summer. Think of heading north first and then I donít know. Thatís where you boys come in. Need some suggestions.

This would be a week off work, 5 days PTO, for a total of 9 days. 3 to 400 hundred miles a day. Get back before an oil change in this shitty 3.8 leaking exhaust gases from the shitty OEM exhaust manifold.

Iím thinking this would be one last hurrah in the Jeep. June will mark 9 years of the 2-door JK sport. Three kiddos home from the hospital, two conceived in it, one first anniversary in it (because we already had our first) and too many other memories to let it go lightly.

Give me your best shot. Iíve seen Enough Kowboy post to envoy Wyoming. I donít know about Idaho. Colorado high pass. Dakotaís maybe worth it too. PNW seems like fun, even though I donít agree with their politics. Iíd even be up for getting into Canada a bit. Basically Iíd like to create a road map and here we go.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-18-2020, 04:44 AM
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I can make a few recommendations in Montana if you decide to get that far... Morrison Jeep trail in Northern Wyoming.... Iron Mountain, Benbo... Hellroaring Plateau...

There's even some decent pavement to be found, heading into Yellowstone from Red Lodge, Montana on the Beartooth Pass is a must do if you're in the area. If you, or your Jeep are topless, you might want to pack a coat, as it sometimes gets pretty cold at those elevations.

Good luck with your trip.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-18-2020, 05:56 AM
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We will be starting from northeast Texas in late spring or early summer.
Too early in the year to consider high country. Colorado passes are more of an August thang to wait for the snow to melt.

Early summer's already hot in your part of the world Ö but not up north. Topless is cool Ö and most likely down-right cold. Springtime can be very unpredictable weather-wise.

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no goofy answers here, just envy!
I would head to the Sierra Nevada's to see the bristlecone groves* ( weather permitting) & then head-down toward Death Valley to make my way back home.

Are the mani's cracked, I guess?

have fun ,dude.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-18-2020, 09:37 AM
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Whatever you do, make sure you hit Yellowstone NP.

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-18-2020, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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You all are making me rethink the top off aspect. Yeah, down here in Texas its boarding 90ís during the day. Hard to rethink other places and then the altitude as well. I think Sulphur Springs is 550í above sea level. Top on would certainly make for a less beat up with all the wind.

Could already do top off and head more south, Big Bend or gulf shore and seafood. Iíd rather go north though. Thank you the ideas so far. Keep them coming too.

As for the Jeep, yeah definitely starting to hear the pfft-pfft of an exhaust leak. Iíve been very wishy washy on keeping the JK or going to a JLU. The JK is starting to show her age. Steering needs to be reworked, shocks replaced, exhaust manifolds.

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Badlands National Park is kinda cool. Some unique terrain there that was fun to see when I drove through years ago.

Depending on exactly which direction you go, the Sierra Nevada range is a good suggestion. The Sequoia National Forest is worth a look if you end up that way.
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No way would i do topless trip that early to montana june is the rainy season lol.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-20-2020, 09:16 AM
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Needles Highway in South South Dakota
Custer Park SD

also badlands off road area in Indiana - Jeeps are allowed and camping is available
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