<center><img src="http://www.jeephorizons.com/news/images/07_patriot/patriot_18.jpg"></center><p>Going to be picking this up for my wifes company. They were going to ship but Ive always wanted to drive across the country to see everything *get good photos* (especially when I don't have to pay for it). So I told them I would just go and get it. Im not shooting strait across I'm going to zigzag a little. So does any one have some suggestions for where to go? Thanks!
01-16-2008, 09:59 AM
On second thought...
All the good scenery is out west methinks. I've done Chicago to the east coast a number of times, and it's supremely boring. The only inspiration I had to take a picture on the last trip was sunrise over fog ladden farmland in OH. Nothing special, just good lighting. Unfortunately I didn't feel like getting hassled by the state police on the OH turnpike, so I just kept driving. And they (btw) deserve mention about being nazis about speeding. Don't push it beyond 5 over, or you'll be signing citations for them.
01-16-2008, 04:03 PM
well im starting in Vegas.
01-16-2008, 04:05 PM
im going to stay as south as possible I think.
01-16-2008, 06:16 PM
Not sure what your immediate route out of Vegas is going to be, but you could make a bee line towards St. George, UT then up Hwy. 15 get off to head North to Arches Natl. Monument. Then from there over to I-70 and on towards Grand Jct., CO. There are many sites to be scene along I-70. I know it's a major Hwy., but all the other routs through the Colo. Rockies in the winter are dangerous at best.
01-16-2008, 06:56 PM
01-16-2008, 07:45 PM
01-17-2008, 07:56 AM
<center><img src="http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tucsontim/13272back.jpg"></center><p>why not divert through the lesser-known capitol reef?
Music Row in Nashville, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Blue Ridge Parkway
01-17-2008, 04:26 PM
01-17-2008, 06:47 PM
312 miles from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole. Doesn't seem much of a detour on a 3000 mile trip.<ul><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=n evada&daddr=maine&sll=45.254195,-69.01249&sspn=4.709895,8.074951&ie=UTF8&z=4&om=0">Got this one</a></li></ul>
01-17-2008, 08:48 PM
As he noted, he doesn't think he's going that far up this time.
I put 120K or so on each year, much of it to and from Las Vegas, Reno, Bay Area, Salt Lake, Jackson (Jackson Hole is the ski resort, not a town, fyi) in our photog rig.
We have done photoshoots at Jackson three of the last five winters, and I've been going there since 1976, most every year.
Jackson, in the winter, is no easy drive from Salt Lake or I-80, bar great weather (which is rare). Even when it's sunny, you can have drifting, etc.
On top of that, Yellowstone and Grand Teton are pretty much closed all winter, bar a limited amount of snowmobiles. No car access.
I was busting your balls as most people don't realize that Jackson is in no way between Nevada and Maine.
01-19-2008, 06:35 AM
I've seen spectacular photos of both locations in winter. Not sure what he'll find to top it in Nebraska/Kansas\/Iowa....
01-19-2008, 06:46 AM
You'll have to go through Fresno. That's further out of your way than The Tetons! And in pretty much the opposite direction from Maine. :)
Most western entrances are open in winter, but Glacier Point road also closes.