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Offline JamesA

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Calgary to Los Angeles and back.
« on: July 10, 2016, 03:29:07 AM »
Planning my first big trip and I'm looking for any advice and tips so things go smoothly and enjoyably. I've never done anything like this before so I'm actually a little anxious. I have three weeks off work starting 20 August and I have a brother living in LA who may or may not be able to put me up for a few days (complicated  :-\)

So the plan is to drive down the the west coast/pacific coast Highway and head back via Yellowstone. I'm thinking that I will try finding accommodation when I reach various destinations as opposed to booking in advance. Is this unwise? I'll be bringing all the necessary gear for camping but will stay in motels as needed.

  • Is it unwise to look for accommodation upon reaching various destinations?
  • What will the weather be like late August/early September? How should I prepare?
  • Anyone suggest specific locations along the way that I should definitely take in?

I'm hoping I can use this discussion to prepare over the next few weeks.
Thanks in advance for any tips and advice.

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Re: Calgary to Los Angeles and back.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 06:45:21 PM »
Hi James!
Nope! Looking for a place stay at the end of the day is normal to me, probably to many people.
That's what we call, adventure!:)
It will hot mostly in August, but that doesn't mean you will not get some rain and freezing temp at some place.
Bring clothes for all weather, rainsuit is a must!
Have fun and ride safe!
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Re: Calgary to Los Angeles and back.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 11:21:05 AM » Nick said the weather does change at times so rain and cold are a good possibility.
Yellowstone will most likely be VERY busy from what I have seen.National Parks are really advertising this year so plan ahead if you can.I have never planned any stops but now days it might be wise to check ahead at a motel or camp ground.
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