Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
Boise to Victoria - Jasper - Banff - Glacier - Jackson - SLC and Home. Advice?
Planning this whooper of a trip for myself the first 2 weeks of Sept. 2012
and would appreciate any advice as to routes, rooms, restaurants, etc. that any of you might have.
I'll be leaving here (Boise) the last day of August and going to Seattle.
Next day is a play day in Seattle then off to Victoria the following day. After another play day in Victoria
it's time to chew up the miles. Off to Jasper and stopping midway in Merritt for one night. Taking the Icefields Parkway
to Banff for the night. Next day to Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier for 2 days. Then to Glacier Park Lodge in E. Glacier for a night.
Heading South to Livingston for an enjoyable evening at The Murray Hotel. Through Yellowstone to Jackson for a night.
Rounding out the trip in SLC for 3 days with friends and then home.
I've attached a screen shot of the route planned so far.
I've combed through the threads and see that many of you have traveled these areas.
I also saw that there was a rally in Jasper recently. So, I'm hoping to get some great suggestions.
I'm sure on the Glacier, Jackson route and where to stay - been this way before.
I'm not so sure on the Seattle, Victoria, Jasper, Banff leg of the journey.
And it's the Jasper - Banff area that's got me a little concerned.
After reading a couple of other threads, I'm concerned about the weather up North.
Anyone got some history riding that route in the first part of September?
Again, I would appreciate any input from anyone that's been in these places.
I'll be riding solo and really want to plan this right to avoid any "Ah S##t" surprises.
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