west coast trip planning

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by Liz, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Liz

    Liz New Member

    Hi Everyone,
    a few weeks ago several of you helped me to plan my trip of the west coast. Just letting you know that we fly out from Australia in 2 days time and pick up our rental rv in L.A. Heading straight out to Vegas and hopefully onto Yellowstone(weather permitting). On the subject of Yellowstone does anyone know what the weather has been like. We think we will get there for about the 7th Oct.
    We will need to buy some cold weather clothing. Can anyone recommend where we can buy some cheaply inbetween L.A. and Yellowstone. Is it really cold in Zion N.P. and Bryce canyon at night. If so we may need to buy our clothing prior to them.

    Anyway thanks to you all for the invaluable advice but especially to Kirk for helping with exit strategys if the weather in Yellowstone is bad.
    I will let you all know how we go. :) :) :)
     
  2. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: west coast trip planning

    Plan on Bryce and Zion being in the 30's at night/morning in Oct and in the 40's to 60's during the daytime. It can even snow if a cold front comes through. Bryce will be the coldest as it is at a higher elevation. Yellowstone can really get cold in Oct.

    Clothes can be picked up at WalMart if you want to keep your costs down. You can find Walmarts in just about any town. While you are in WalMart pick up one of their Rand McNally Road Maps. It has all the WalMart locations in it. ;)
     
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: west coast trip planning

    You might also want the Next Exit book which will give cg, gas stations and food at each exit of the freeways. Can be purchased at most book stores such as Books A Million. Some Wal Marts might have them.
     
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: west coast trip planning

    Here is through next Sunday in West Yellowstone

    Tonight
    Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers and isolated rain showers after midnight. Lows 31 to 37. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
    snow
    Monday
    Breezy. Thunderstorms and snow showers likely in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 45 to 51. West winds 15 to 20 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
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    nt_snow
    Monday Night
    Colder. Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers in the evening...then mostly clear after midnight. Lows 23 to 29. West winds around 15 mph until early morning.
    partlycloudy
    Tuesday
    Breezy. Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 60. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
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    nt_partlycloudy
    Tuesday Night
    Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 28 to 34. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.
    partlycloudy
    Wednesday
    Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 64.
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    Wednesday Night
    Breezy. Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 38.
    partlycloudy
    Thursday
    Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 64.
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    Thursday Night
    Partly cloudy. Lows 31 to 37.
    partlycloudy
    Friday
    Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 64.
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    Friday Night
    Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 31 to 37.
    partlycloudy
    Saturday
    Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 56 to 64. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
    nt_snow
    Saturday Night
    Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening. Lows 31 to 37. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
    partlycloudy
    Sunday
    Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 57 to 65. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

    LEN
     

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