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Hey guys I’m looking to plan a 2 month trip starting February of 2022. My job will require to have gotten the vaccine by then and if not they are giving employees 60 days un paid time off to consider getting it. Not sure I want to get it but I will be taking the 60 days to consider it lol. I don’t want to this to turn into a vaccine thread so I’ll leave it at that. But I want to plan to head out west and was wondering what are some good areas to see and adventure during February and March taking weather into account. I will be heading out in my 2018 Tacoma with a four wheel camper. I want to do some winter camping but not like Montana winter camping lol. Any suggestions would be appreciated
 

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Welcome, Scott. Kudos to you.

I would look heavily at NM, AZ and points farther west where the climes will be more hospitable.

Also, look at Padre Island National Seashore. I have a friend who has spent the last two winters literally on the beach of N. Padre Island in his Jeep and teardrop.
 
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Grab your National Parks pass for $80 and get you money's worth hitting every park in the southwest you can. Dont know if theres an entry fee at Smoky Mtns where you are but if you hit just 3 national parks, you make your $ back
 
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Grab your National Parks pass for $80 and get you money's worth hitting every park in the southwest you can. Dont know if theres an entry fee at Smoky Mtns where you are but if you hit just 3 national parks, you make your $ back
Thanks no pass necessary here in the Smokey’s do The parks have free camping or do you have to reserve all your spots?
 

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Thanks no pass necessary here in the Smokey’s do The parks have free camping or do you have to reserve all your spots?
Most national parks do not have free camping. They usually have one or 2 nationally run campgrounds along with 1 or 2 private (KOA for example) campgrounds. The National Parks pass I mentioned will get you about 40% off of your stay at a national park's national campground.

We were in the Badlands in South Dakota back in May. We didnt reserve, but we got lucky when we simply rolled in. There were only 2 sites left.
 
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Been doing some more research and I’m thinking I’ll make a b-line straight to the New Mexico or Arizona area when the trip starts and begin there. From there I’m trying to decide if I want to head north through Utah Colorado area and up through Wyoming and Montana or if I want to continue west and make my way to Oregon. If anyone has any suggestions or routes that would be appreciated
 

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60 days - Feb/Mar, in a Tacoma with a FWC. Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, west into Lost Wages, across the southern Sierra's to King's Canyon, Yosemite, Tahoe, Reno. There are 1000's of places to visit, hike, soak, take photos, avoid peoples -etc. From Reno head east to Winnemucca, north to Boise, visit the Sawtooths, Craters of the Moon, Teton's and Yellowstone. DcG
 
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Basalt Colorado is a great little town. It is close to glenwood springs. glenwood has a hot spring you can get in. If you fish. The Colorado river there has some of the biggest trout I’ve ever fought. I believe another state record was just caught 30+“. sounds like you got an epic adventure coming.
 
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