Here are the remaining roads that Mello Mike would like to explore and places he’d like to see before he “kicks the bucket.” 

  1. Yellowstone National Park, WY
  2. Route 66 from LA to Chicago – Partial
  3. White Rim Trail, Canyonlands National Park, UT – Done
  4. Pan American Highway
  5. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ – Done
  6. Monument Valley, AZ – Done 
  7. Sagauro National Park, AZ – Done
  8. Glacier National Park, MT
  9. Mt. Rushmore National Park, SD – Done
  10. Devil’s Tower, WY
  11. Death Valley National Park, CA
  12. Valley of the Gods, UT – Done
  13. Goosenecks State Park, UT – Done
  14. Moki Dugway, UT – Done
  15. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – Done
  16. Shaffer Trail, Canyonlands National Park, UT – Done
  17. San Juan Mountains, CO (Ouray Area)
  18. Florida Keys, FL
  19. Burr Trail, Utah Scenic Backway – Done
  20. Hell’s Backbone Trail, Utah Scenic Backway – Done
  21. Hole-in-the-Rock Rd, Utah Scenic Backway – Done
  22. Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Utah Scenic Backway – Done
  23. Bonneville Salt Flats, UT – Done
  24. Smoky Mountain Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM – Done
  25. Capitol Reef National Park, UT – Done
  26. Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA
  27. Yosemite National Park, CA
  28. Olympic Peninsula Loop, WA – Done
  29. Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT – Done
  30. Goblin Valley State Park, UT
  31. Arches National Park, UT
  32. Zion National Park, UT – Done
  33. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT – Done
  34. Denali Highway, AK
  35. Denali National Park, AK
  36. Redwoods National Park, CA
  37. Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument, WA
  38. Grand Teton National Park, WY
  39. Mojave 4×4 Road, CA
  40. Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
  41. California 101 Highway
  42. Beartooth Highway, WY
  43. Swansea and CampBouse, AZ
  44. Tuweep Overlook, Grand Canyon National Park AZ – Done
  45. Diamond Creek Road, Hualapai Indian Reservation AZ – Done
  46. Big Bend National Park, TX – Done
  47. Bradshaw Trail, CA – Done
  48. Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, AZ – Done
  49. Olympic National Park – Done


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. All great places! I think that you'd like Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument ,Monument Valley , Redwoods and Sequoia National Parks too.

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