aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Preliminary itinerary, Four Corners

S'okay, here's the preliminary itinerary for our happy Crew's trip to the Four Corners this summer. Still have a couple of cost items to nail down. Gas is cheaper than it was. Don't know how many are going. But my first SWAG tops out at about $400 per person for ten days of camping, hiking, touring fun.

Sunday, June 5. Leave after lunch and drive to St. Louis. Camp at Babler State Park on the far side of St. Looey.

Monday, June 6. Drive to Wilson State Park in the middle of Kansas. Camp by the lake. Maybe do a little swimming.

Tuesday, June 7. Drive to Colorado Springs. Tour Garden of the Gods. Camp at the church camp owned by Colorado Springs First UMC on Pike's Peak.

Wednesday, June 8. Drive over Pike's Peak. Drive to Mesa Verde National Park. Camp at Mesa Verde.

Thursday, June 9. Tour cliff dwellings, hike a bit. Camp second night at Mesa Verde.

Friday, June 10. Drive down into the Navajo Reservation. Visit the Four Corners Monument. Drive through Shiprock and Farmington on to Taos. Good opportunity to buy Native American crafts, especially turquoise and silver jewelry. Camp at the trailhead for Wheeler Peak.

Saturday, June 11. Hike Wheeler Peak, tallest mountain in New Mexico, as far as weather permits. (There may still be snow on the peak.) Camp second night at trailhead or drive on down to Cimarron Canyon State Park.

Sunday, June 12. Visit Philmont Scout Ranch. Tour Rayado (Kit Carson's home). Eat at Heck's Diner. Visit Whittington Center (NRA HQ) and do some shooting. Camp at Black Mesa State Park in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Monday, June 13. Drive to Dodge City, see the sights of this old cattle town. Then drive to Crawford State Park, Kansas, near the Missouri border.

Tuesday, June 14. Back home again in Indiana.

Total mileage (by car), c. 3096 miles.

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