A quick update post. Two weeks from right now we will be on the road!
I have so much to do, but luckily have lots of time this morning and afternoon to begin organizing some things. It’s time…for some lists to begin getting checked off.
(I need coffee first though. I just woke up.)
Something I am starting to do as well at this point is research some trails we’re going to want to do at some of our stops. Here’s our itinerary as far as places we will be staying:
WaKeeney, KS – one night
Estes Park, CO // Rocky Mountain NP – two nights
Moab, UT // Exploring Arches, Canyonlands & driving thru Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion NP – two nights (we’ll be there for 4th of July!)
Las Vegas, NV – one night
Onion Valley, CA // Kings Canyon NP, Kearsarge Pass – two nights
Lone Pine, CA // Sequoia NP, Mount Whitney Trail – three nights
Palm Springs, CA // Joshua Tree NP – one night
Flagstaff, AZ // Grand Canyon NP – one night
Albuquerque, NM – one night
We will kinda be winging the rest of the trip home those last few days. We may power through and try to make it home ASAP, or continue to take our time and break the long drive up in chunks. We’ll see! For a trip that we truly have no real plans for except knowing where we are sleeping – I am happy with it thus far.
I would like to explore at least one trail in each NP, especially any we are staying for a couple days. It’s just not long enough to do everything we want. I’m already thinking tentatively on another 2+ week road trip in the next couple years to do northern Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. In fact – if we didn’t get our Whitney permit, that was the alternate plan. There’s just so much to see and do.
Two more weeks. Must stop procrastinating. Must finish getting things we need. Must resist urge to drink coffee and watch Netflix all day.
Tonight we are going to see John Fogerty! We saw him in Vegas last year and it was an incredible show.
I hope everyone has a lovely Father’s Day and Sunday.