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SNO-RNR

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Hi,
Planning a trip for late Jan/Early Feb. will be starting up in Alberta, Canada. Looking to drive down through Montana, Utah and the. Your some places around California. So far planking on Mojave Desert Road, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley, Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills. Is there any other areas to consider between Salt Lake and LA during late Jan/Feb? Are any of the mentioned areas going to be an issue? Weather or access?

We have 5 and a half weeks. Would consider going over into Baja but only if we can find someone to travel with. Don’t fancy it on our own. Well I would but I doubt I could convince the Mrs.

Will be me, the mrs and our dog. 4 runner 5th Gen. roof tent.


Thank you in advance.

Wayne
 

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beaky

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Hi,
Planning a trip for late Jan/Early Feb. will be starting up in Alberta, Canada. Looking to drive down through Montana, Utah and the. Your some places around California. So far planking on Mojave Desert Road, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley, Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills. Is there any other areas to consider between Salt Lake and LA during late Jan/Feb? Are any of the mentioned areas going to be an issue? Weather or access?

We have 5 and a half weeks. Would consider going over into Baja but only if we can find someone to travel with. Don’t fancy it on our own. Well I would but I doubt I could convince the Mrs.

Will be me, the mrs and our dog. 4 runner 5th Gen. roof tent.


Thank you in advance.

Wayne
Bring your bungy blanket, gonna be cold.
 

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You've identified the places that I typically plan for that time of year. Some others that aren't (as) freezing would include Kofa, & & Organ Pipe Nat'l Monument in Az. Other locations are the hot springs in Owens Valley & through Nevada (You can do some research to find them). Keep in mind, DV, JTNP, Mojave Trail are all in high desert, and regularly get below freezing almost every night in Jan/Feb. Alabama hills is pretty much closed, but you should be able to find a spot during winter mid week.
 

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Hi,
Planning a trip for late Jan/Early Feb. will be starting up in Alberta, Canada. Looking to drive down through Montana, Utah and the. Your some places around California. So far planking on Mojave Desert Road, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley, Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills. Is there any other areas to consider between Salt Lake and LA during late Jan/Feb? Are any of the mentioned areas going to be an issue? Weather or access?

Wayne
Might want to check out the Bureau of Land Management page for new camping restrictions in Alabama Hills