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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Glenlivet and I will be crossing through northern KY into IN. We've used The Dyrt several times and the plan is to use it this time to find campsites in the Shawnee and Hoosier NF. In southern IL we'll camp near Garden of the Gods, then continue west on a string of backroads running parallel to and just north of Hwy 146. The shot below shows one scenic option to the rally from Cape Girardeau, though our plan is to drop south on 19 from Alley Spring into northern Arkansas.

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    Thanks Pete ... may use some of that for my return route. We had planned on looping up through Canada but since the original discussion with my group a few need to be home within about 4 days for the Rally end on Sunday so the Canada loop is out. Everyone is headed east with 2 guys headed back to Toronto area. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to meeting you ... well really looking forward to meeting glenfiddich. Have to remember to bring some of our niece's homemade all natural dog treats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Glenlivet and I will be crossing through northern KY into IN. We've used The Dyrt several times and the plan is to use it this time to find campsites in the Shawnee and Hoosier NF. In southern IL we'll camp near Garden of the Gods, then continue west on a string of backroads running parallel to and just north of Hwy 146. The shot below shows one scenic option to the rally from Cape Girardeau, though our plan is to drop south on 19 from Alley Spring into northern Arkansas.

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    If you are camping at Alley Springs check out the large fresh water spring by the old red mill. You can see the water coming out of ground. It will not disappoint C47ACF46-C2EA-4EA6-93F5-3D1548254D33.jpgC47ACF46-C2EA-4EA6-93F5-3D1548254D33.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogerman View Post
    If you are camping at Alley Springs check out the large fresh water spring by the old red mill.
    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot about that spring. We're planning to go west from Eminence and will go right by it. I saved it in my GPS and marked it on the paper map so we don't forget to stop there.
    We'll come down from Hermann, Mo on 19 that day.
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    Posted earlier, starts at a really nice campground SW of STL.


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    You have chosen some good roads. Lots of great roads to ride in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogerman View Post
    If you are camping at Alley Springs check out the large fresh water spring by the old red mill. You can see the water coming out of ground. It will not disappoint C47ACF46-C2EA-4EA6-93F5-3D1548254D33.jpgC47ACF46-C2EA-4EA6-93F5-3D1548254D33.jpg
    Got this added to the GPS. Great picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susan-nc View Post
    Got this added to the GPS. Great picture!
    Susan, I can't remember if you've been on hwy 19. It's a good road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Susan, I can't remember if you've been on hwy 19. It's a good road.
    We've been within 10 miles many times but didn't know about this. It looks to be less than an hour from Licking, MO. Both are added to our To-Do list.

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    Hi, I'm new here and the areas around the rivers, Jacks Fork, Current, Black and Eleven point are my favorite day rides. So my favorite stop going west though Eminence has to be Alley Springs, easy to get to and good campsites surrounded by the river. Then it's west on 106 to Summerville to pick up 17 to Houston. In Houston the LazyL for 65/night is pretty good and just down the street Savor Grill a Houston staple has real good food. Also, off the beaten path a few miles away in Bucyrus MO is Piney River Brewing. They're in a big red barn on a working farm. They carry a limited food menu and a good mix of craft brews that can be packaged to-go so you can safely sample later.

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    Another great place is one of Missouri ‘s newest state parks. Echo Bluff. It’s just up the road from Alley Springs. Great lodge right on the river. First class service. Rooms and cabins are first rate......if you can get in.

    Also for those traveling on I44 from Union Mo to OK border on I44 either way, There little is or no construction on the road as of June 3.

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    Our group of three will be traveling from southern MI, leaving this Sunday, 6/12.

    Feel free to join us at the following campsites:

    6/12,
    Free Spirit Campground
    1459 Blue Springs Cavern Rd.
    Bedford, IN 47421
    812-279-9471

    6/13,
    Horseshoe Lake
    20713 E. Side Dr.
    Olive Branch, IL 62969


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    Quote Originally Posted by RPGR90s View Post
    Our group of three will be traveling from southern MI, leaving this Sunday, 6/12.

    Feel free to join us at the following campsites:

    6/12,
    Free Spirit Campground
    1459 Blue Springs Cavern Rd.
    Bedford, IN 47421
    812-279-9471

    6/13,
    Horseshoe Lake
    20713 E. Side Dr.
    Olive Branch, IL 62969


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