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Typically, I do a 3 or 4 day roadtrip. In the past I've gone north up Hwy 191 (Which used to be called Hwy 666 till some religious folks decided that 666 was not a good name for a road.) up to south of Alpine, Arizona and camp along the Blue River. Then I'll decide to either go west and loop around throught Payson and maybe up to Flagstaff then back to Tucson. Or, I'll go east and loop south through Reserve and Glenwood New Mexico and through the Gila.

Sometimes, though, I'll do the southern route and loop through Sonoita and Bisbee, Arizona.

This is all road trip where I get to practice beer camping and picture taking.

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Yep after work this Monday will start getting the gear together too DD for a road trip up to our verdant north coast redwoods.   Outside coastal regions from about Sonoma County north and where Sierra snows are still melting,  the rest of California is looking unusually dry already.

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. . . In the past I've gone north up Hwy 191 (Which used to be called Hwy 666 till some religious folks decided that 666 was not a good name for a road.) . . .

I was thinking US 666 was in New Mexico from Gallop to Cortez, Colorado. Renamed 491. I remember driving the road south to Gallop in the year it was renamed. Don't think they had the signs changed yet. (See the final paragraphs of Federal Highway Administration, Highway History.)

Anyway, the devil is in the details. (Ahem.)

I do my best to stay off the highways on holidays. I'll be close to home. But have a good trip.


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Last year, I did a hike to an offtrail lake in the James Peak Wilderness.  This year, there is a lot more snow.

I try to avoid road trips on busy weekends, but it would be nice to do something close, even if it
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I haven't decide where to go yet. The weather locally should be rather miserable (rain, cold, wind, snow, rain...). The snow levels are low enough that I will be bringing my snowshoes wherever I decide to go. Based upon conditions, I'll be going solo no matter what I suspect.

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. . . In the past I've gone north up Hwy 191 (Which used to be called Hwy 666 till some religious folks decided that 666 was not a good name for a road.) . . .

I was thinking US 666 was in New Mexico from Gallop to Cortez, Colorado. Renamed 491. I remember driving the road south to Gallop in the year it was renamed. Don't think they had the signs changed yet. (See the final paragraphs of Federal Highway Administration, Highway History.)

Anyway, the devil is in the details. (Ahem.)

I do my best to stay off the highways on holidays. I'll be close to home. But have a good trip.

Here is what I'm talking about. Though, the article says it was changed because the highway sign was stolen so much.

In 1992, Arizona requested a new number for its portion of U.S. Route 666,[5] arguing the road signs on this highway were the most frequently stolen in the state. As a result, US 191 was extended again to the Mexican border at Douglas, Arizona.

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The crowds can have the roads and the trails - I'll be getting some Holiday Pay and OT and go out camping after everyone else has gone home.

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DD, We had a great time at Hocking Hills. No loud rednecks and no rain on the trail. Several in the group had encounters with racoons.  We are off to South Manitou Island (MI) for the Holiday weekend. ( North Manitou Island in Sept)
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DD, We had a great time at Hocking Hills. No loud rednecks and no rain on the trail. Several in the group had encounters with racoons.  We are off to South Manitou Island (MI) for the Holiday weekend. ( North Manitou Island in Sept)
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend everyone.

That's fantastic! I'm glad you set me straight.

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Unless some immediate job prospect materializes I think I'll drive up to Silvergate and stay with friends Friday, maybe Saturday night. I just might try my earliest ascent of Avalanche Peak ever. Otherwise I'd do something locally in the Tetons or Gros Ventre.

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+1 Staying home and avoiding the crowds for me

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Here is what I'm talking about. Though, the article says it was changed because the highway sign was stolen so much.

In 1992, Arizona requested a new number for its portion of U.S. Route 666,[5] arguing the road signs on this highway were the most frequently stolen in the state. As a result, US 191 was extended again to the Mexican border at Douglas, Arizona.

OK, I wondered about that. US 666 had parts in Arizona and New Mexico. The Arizona segment was renumbered first to become 191. The New Mexico segment was renumbered later to become 491. I remember only the New Mexico stretch.

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Typically, I do a 3 or 4 day roadtrip. In the past I've gone north up Hwy 191 (Which used to be called Hwy 666 till some religious folks decided that 666 was not a good name for a road.) up to south of Alpine, Arizona and camp along the Blue River.

The number was actually changed to attract more tourists to the 4 corners and the casino at Towaoc.  Seems that some folks didn't want to drive to the casino on that highway.

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I'm staying close to home for a change, as well.  I went a little overboard with the travel this spring, so not traveling sounds like fun for now.   Hoping to get my kayak out for the first time this year, and will squeeze in a dayhike somewhere.

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DD--when we lived out in Springerville in the late 60s, my parents thought 666 was the perfect number for that road.

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DD--when we lived out in Springerville in the late 60s, my parents thought 666 was the perfect number for that road.

I didn't know you lived up there.  It's almost the edge of the world.

Anyway, I'm happily staying home for Memorial Day (I think).  I just got back from a week of hiking, and I'll be on the road most of June.
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DD--when we lived out in Springerville in the late 60s, my parents thought 666 was the perfect number for that road.

Was that because north of Springerville, the land gets desolate?

Funny how just a few dozen miles southeast of there is Hell's Gate.


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Firing up the pit on Sat, put some briskets that night, ribs and chicken will go on Sunday morning, everything should be ready for a get together on Sunday afternoon.

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Nothing backpacking related.  Driving out to see my daughter and her husband in Spokane for a few days.  I'd like to work in a bike ride on the Hiawatha Trail on Lookout Pass but don't know if I'll be able to work it in.

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Was that because north of Springerville, the land gets desolate?

Funny how just a few dozen miles southeast of there is Hell's Gate.

Probably.  I was 7 when we left, so I don't really know.b I just remember a comment on the road, probably made years later.

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Driving from FL to Memphis with the family to see the inlaws. We'll be gone a week.

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2ish sounds about right.

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