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Dear Dan,

Another year is winding down, and once again we have had the pleasure of working with lots of adventurous families who find ways to keep exploring in spite of the weak economy. Life is just too short to pass up seeing the National Parks! Yellowstone had over three million visitors for the third year in a row, despite an unusually late spring.  Snow was on the ground well into May, and a few of our clients caught Yellowstone still sporting her winter clothes!

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You may also want to subscribe to our blog, The Extra Mile via your newsreader.  Here, we delve deeper into all sorts of things related to Western Driving Adventures.  A couple of our latest entries feature wonderful, lesser-known parks that we love to include in our trips.  Link to those stories here:

Wind Cave National Park

This small gem of a park just acquired an additional 5,555 acres of ranch land to add to the 30,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie and pine forest that comprises the park.



Located on the southeastern edge of the park, the new acquisition includes a 1,000 year old buffalo jump - a cliff used by Native Americans to drive bison over the edge to their deaths - and a homestead dating back to 1882.

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The Best Time to Visit Death Valley

While most of the national parks are gearing down this time of year, Death Valley is gearing upDeath Valley for high season.  


Clients often inquire about taking an RV trip through Death Valley in the summer.  But average highs are 99 degrees by May, with temperatures averaging well over 100 through the end of September. Most RV companies do not allow travel through Death Valley in summer because of these extreme temperatures.

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The busier the Parks get, the more it pays to plan ahead.  If you are thinking of taking a National Park RV trip any time within the next year, give us a call.  Our friendly, knowledgeable Trip Consultants are always here to help.  Ask questions, tell us what you have in mind, and we'll help you explore the possibilities.  Just call 800-247-0970 or fill out a Contact Us form on our website.


Happy Trails,

Dan Wulfman
Founder and President

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