Here are the remaining roads that Mello Mike would like to explore and places he’d like to see before he “kicks the bucket.”
- Yellowstone National Park, WY
- Route 66 from LA to Chicago – Partial
- White Rim Trail, Canyonlands National Park, UT – Done
- Pan American Highway
- Grand Canyon National Park, AZ – Done
- Monument Valley, AZ – Done
- Sagauro National Park, AZ – Done
- Glacier National Park, MT
- Mt. Rushmore National Park, SD – Done
- Devil’s Tower, WY
- Death Valley National Park, CA
- Valley of the Gods, UT – Done
- Goosenecks State Park, UT – Done
- Moki Dugway, UT – Done
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – Done
- Shaffer Trail, Canyonlands National Park, UT – Done
- San Juan Mountains, CO (Ouray Area)
- Florida Keys, FL
- Burr Trail, Utah Scenic Backway – Done
- Hell’s Backbone Trail, Utah Scenic Backway – Done
- Hole-in-the-Rock Rd, Utah Scenic Backway – Done
- Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Utah Scenic Backway – Done
- Bonneville Salt Flats, UT – Done
- Smoky Mountain Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM – Done
- Capitol Reef National Park, UT – Done
- Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA
- Yosemite National Park, CA
- Olympic Peninsula Loop, WA – Done
- Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT – Done
- Goblin Valley State Park, UT
- Arches National Park, UT
- Zion National Park, UT – Done
- Bryce Canyon National Park, UT – Done
- Denali Highway, AK
- Denali National Park, AK
- Redwoods National Park, CA
- Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument, WA
- Grand Teton National Park, WY
- Mojave 4×4 Road, CA
- Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
- California 101 Highway
- Beartooth Highway, WY
- Swansea and CampBouse, AZ
- Tuweep Overlook, Grand Canyon National Park AZ – Done
- Diamond Creek Road, Hualapai Indian Reservation AZ – Done
- Big Bend National Park, TX – Done
- Bradshaw Trail, CA – Done
- Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, AZ – Done
- Olympic National Park – Done
Wow Mike. Maybe we were brothers in a previous life. I have a video I made showing our photos along with a music bed of the Denali Highway in our pop-up truck camper (not to mention some Denali Park stuff), and another of Glacier National Park/Yellowstone Park/and Grand Teton in our 1954 Willys Jeep that you might get some enjoyment out of viewing. If you are, let me know and maybe I can get to set up with access to my Google docs page for those two videos. Oh yeah, got one in the Willys of the San Juans too. The music beds are Eagles on the Glacier/Yellowstone/Grand Teton thing, a selection of various country and pop artists on the Denali Hwy thing, and on the San Juans? That was all Yes!
Yeah, we sure have a lot in common. Maybe we were! Love the Eagles and Yes, too. I have all their albums.
If you're going to make it to Washington State, Mount Rainier National Park is a must see. (Much more scenic than Mt. St. Helens.)
IMHO , Zion's National Park UT is a drop dead 10..WOW.
Between Tetons and Yellowstone is the BearTooth.
Sure you don't want to add anza borrego desert sate park to your list?
Hey Mike, just found your site; love it.
I read about your care for word usage, such as improper use of "two", "too" and "to, "their" and "there" etc. I was therefore somewhat surprised to see your "bucket list", and to hear you say that there were places to see before you "kicked the bucket". It is my understanding that "kicking the bucket" started as a euphemism for committing suicide. Someone would go into the barn or garage, tie a rope from their neck to an overhead rafter while standing on a bucket, and then kick the bucket! I know that that is not what you have in mind – what started as one thing passed into common usage as meaning something slightly different (like decimate). Just thought you might like to know!
I heard that long ago, but forgot. Thanks for reminding of the origin of that expression.
I am finding your site very interesting and good information. I had to laugh at the bucket list. I only found your page because I just bought a school bus, one of my bucket list items. And had to laugh because you tried to buy a battery in Payson, AZ, which is where I am and will be living. Solar project looks good.
If you put Yellowstone on your list,you should include Grand Teton National Park and stay at Lizard Creek campground. It is the nicest campground in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton,has beautiful views, and has sites tailor made for TCs. We know because we hosted that campground for 3 years and will be going back on our own vacation in Sept 2012.
Wow, great tip. Thanks for passing that along.
We have been to # 1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 16, but would love to go back to many of them again pluss many many more.
Been to Monument Valley, but not the others. Thanks.
All great places! I think that you'd like Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument ,Monument Valley , Redwoods and Sequoia National Parks too.