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Old 09-11-2007, 12:50 PM
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Expedition - Toronto - Colorado - and back

After my Labour Day long weekend shakeout mini expedition, the trip I have been looking forward to for over a year now can finally start.

Again, Canadian Tire as the starting point on Sunday, Sep 9.



The new addition is the Surco roof rack that holds my 2nd spare, 2 Adventure Trailer fuel can holders (no cans yet), and a dry duffle bag.

The slight modification of the Surco and the preparation of all equipment took much longer than I anticipated. Always something to be learned for the next one.

Off to Dayton Ohio, its going to be a late night.


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Old 09-11-2007, 12:52 PM
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Day 2 - Monday Sept 10

The Trailblazer is working well, I just have to get used to the feeling of the extra weight on the roof. Today takes me from Dayton Ohio to Topeka Kansas. It is the longest day of driving on this trip. I really don't like to travel along the Interstates but with the loss of a day and my late departure, I will have to live with it for the 3 days out to CO.




A nice shot of the Trailblazer at a rest stop in Indiana.




Not too much time for stopping and taking in the sights, but some interesting things along the way nevertheless.

Huge cross outside of Effingham Illinois



Mississippi river



Just outside of Kansas City. I wish I was here earlier, it would have been a great dinner.




Another late night arrival. Hopefully tomorrow I will catch up some time and be in Pueblo Colorado earlier.




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that cross is one of the 2 crosses that I saw on I-57 driving to and from home while at college in Nashville, TN. I don't remember the specific time between the crosses and home but they were progress markers

Hope you have a safe and wonderfull trip
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I can't wait to see your updates as you go along....are you coming back to same route?
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i too cant wait to see the rest of the pics! the great white beast goes to CO!
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Where in colorado are you going through. I live here in colorado and would like to see your TB. Your TB looks awsome. Have a fun and safe trip
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Another great expedition. One day I would love to go back to Colorado, beautiful place up around Estes Park.
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Day 3 - Tuesday Sept 11

I haven't been this far west by car since a great 5 week journey with my dad many, many, years ago - Toronto, Vancouver, LA, Chicago, Toronto.

I had forgotten how far one can see in the great plains






Lots of cattle herds. Its been quite warm here as I travel, into the 80s. But cold at night, under 60.




Being passed by a Jeep as we both pass Jeep Road in Kansas.




Huge grain elevators along I75. You can see them one after another far into the horizon.




Finally in Colorado and a nice sunset.




Today I stock up some supplies and head to the Great Sand Dunes over Modano Pass and hopefully some backcountry camping along the road. My next report should be in a couple of days from Durango.





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Where in colorado are you going through. I live here in colorado and would like to see your TB. Your TB looks awsome. Have a fun and safe trip
I will be in Durango Thursday night staying in the Travelodge. I am not sure after that as I am sort of making this up as I go. I do want to head north before I start back to Toronto on Monday the 17th.

I will check the thread once I check in on Thursday.

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that cross is one of the 2 crosses that I saw on I-57 driving to and from home while at college in Nashville, TN. I don't remember the specific time between the crosses and home but they were progress markers

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yeah, that cross is in my hometown. it is really neat to see that other people see the same thing that I have seen, or have been through my hometown even though i know live in the st. louis area.
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