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Fall Road Trip

Early stages of planning - but planning for Sept 8-16th. Map attached. It is a rough cut, it needs refinement to get rid of the interstates when possible.

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When you get to Bemidji, Minn...
it is about 15 miles over to Itasca State Park,
the headwaters if the Mississippi River.

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When you get to Bemidji, Minn...
it is about 15 miles over to Itasca State Park,
the headwaters if the Mississippi River.
Oh, hey, thanks. That's a great note. I will definitely side trip over there!
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Check these photos of the group I was with
in July of '13.
Water spills out of Lake Itasca across these rocks
into the pool, & then feeds down into a creek
that is the beginning of the Mississippi River.

https://goo.gl/photos/MbdTGnMK8xfXUMDNA
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Current Plan

Current Plan:

9/8/15 1 Pittsburgh, PA to Grand Island, NE
1059 mi, 15.5 hrs
Hotel

9/9/15 2 Grand Island, NE to Black Hills National Forest
437 mo, 7.5 hrs
Camping

9/10/15 3 Black Hills National Forest area
240 mi, 5.25 hrs
Camping. Local loop: Devils' Tower, Stugis, etc.

9/11/15 4 Black Hills National Forest area
280 mi, 8 hrs
Camping. Local loop: Mount Rushmore, Badlands NP

9/12/15 5 Black Hills National Forest area
100 mi, 2 hrs
Camping. Local activities/towns/etc.

9/13/15 6 Black Hills National Forest to Devil's Lake, ND
614 mi, 10.5 hrs
Camping. Stop at Miss. Headwaters along the way.

9/14/15 7 Devil's Lake, ND to Ottawa National Forest, MI
540 mi, 9.75 hrs
Camping.

9/15/15 8 Ottawa National Forest, MI to Huron-Manistee Nat. Forest
391 mi, 7.5 hrs
Camping.

9/16/15 9 Huron-Manistee Nat. Forest to Pittsburgh, PA
470 mi, 7.25 hrs Home

Total Miles: 4131
Drive time does NOT include stops!

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Well, I ended up not doing this trip last year. I went to Labrador instead.

But I am doing this trip THIS year!! I was trying to remember why I was supposed to go to Bemidji and went looking for that reason. Now I have it. Thanks (:

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Day 1- OMG. What do you know about Grand Island, NE the rest of us don't?

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Day 1- OMG. What do you know about Grand Island, NE the rest of us don't?
Their hookers are the best in the state.


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Day 1- OMG. What do you know about Grand Island, NE the rest of us don't?
It's a grand (a kilomile) away from Pittsburgh?



What I can't believe is doing that all in one day! Talk about Iron Butt!
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Their [[Grand Island]] hookers are the best in the state.
Oh, then my wife would love to go there! She really likes to crochet.
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