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Old 07-08-2013, 02:38 PM
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

Nice write up. Looked like tons of fun. We just finished a 2400 mile trip from Kansas City to Salt Lake City, UT and back again (via Neb/Wyoming) and got 22.8 mpg in our 2014 GC Overland v6. We kept it at about 82 mph and 1/2 the trip was into very strong 35-50 mph gusts/head winds. Not bad for an SUV. We also had next to no issues other than a full slab of 18-wheeler re-tread smashing out the front end (in the shop as we speak).
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

C'mon... You were off-roading up Sheep Creek, I bet without a paddle too!
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Awesome pics!! Looks like it was a lot of fun.
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

And lastly, the wild life shots and some other park views/shots. It was pretty hard to mess up a picture...
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

Nice pics, type of camera? I'm guessing some sort of Sony with that panoramic shot ( or maybe all cameras do that these days)

Any "must-see" spots on your trip? I hope to take my 01 Cherokee, after delivery of my '14 Grand, out west to leave it in Seattle. I have done Yellowstone, but just for a day or two. This next trip I'd like to spend a week in Yellowstone/ Glacier in September.

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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

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Nice pics, type of camera? I guessing some sort of Sony with that panoramic shot ( or maybe all cameras do that these days)

Any "must-see" spots on your trip. I hope to take my 01 Cherokee, after delivery of my '14 Grand, out west to leave it in Seattle. I have done Yellowstone, but just for a day or two. This next trip I'd like to spend a week in Yellowstone/ Glacier in September.

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Images are saved as DSCN...Digital Still Capture Nikon (COOLPIX P510...)
Sony is just DSC format IIRC

Correct me if I'm wrong...
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

Great write-up! Thanks for this.
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

P510, great entry level camera, amazing optical zoom (80-1000 mm or 42x). Early on my laptop stopped workinduring the trip so I lowered the quality of the pictures to make sure they all fit on the card. I shot them at 4 MP which is enough for my needs.
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

My Jeep wants to make the same trip but starting from San Francisco! Glad all went well and you enjoyed the trip. Jeeps seem very happy when out in the wild.
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Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

nice pictures.... I know exactly where you parked on trail ridge road in the first pic in your "part 2 - pictures".

The yellowstone pics looks great too. The last time I was there was in 2006 early October with hardly anyone in the park. At one of the places, we got surrounded by a huge herd of Bison with no other car nearby. We sat in the Jeep for nearly an hour before we could move all the while hoping that the bison wud not come and crash on us (few of them were "fighting" if that is the right word to use). Fun times!!

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I'll see if I can dig up a few more pictures. Thanks for your comments.
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