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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Great River Road Reply with quote

One item on my bucket list is to drive the Great River Road from Lake Itasca to New Orleans. A couple of co-workers kayaked it a few years back, but I missed out on being the designated trailer hauler.

Has anyone ever done this adventure? I am trying to figure out how much time it would take me to drive south from Minneapolis to New Orleans, following the GRR, stopping every 20 miles or so for a cache. I would probably take the speediest route back toward the north, stopping every hour for a cache.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norvina and I did it back in 2009. We followed a route that would get us there the fastest while still satisfying KB's challenge. Our adventure was from the metro all the way to Venice, LA. We already had a handful of trips north to Itasca so that was not considered in our national GRR tour. I have a few postings about it on my website and I might even have GPX files containing our routes if you wanted them.

Clear Lake, IA

Galesburg, IL

St. Louis, MO

Cairo, IL

Venice, LA

I've been around the country quite a bit since taking up geocaching and this was easily one of my favorite trips.
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jrest
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been noodling over doing this on two wheels (motor powered)...
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I placed the track log dump of my trip onto my website. Take a look at it if interested.

Great River Road Track Log
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I placed the track log dump of my trip onto my website. Take a look at it if interested.

Great River Road Track Log


I decided to remove the file from the web server since it more or less tells everyone where I live.. not that I am paranoid or anything. If anyone wants the track log dump, email me directly.
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