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Hit 50th state last year, now...

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by smartypnz, Jan 13, 2021 at 7:29 PM.

  1. smartypnz

    smartypnz Supporting Member

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    my son challenged me.
    It took my lifetime to finally do it (70+), but now, my son (who was with me for #50) has challenged me to do it again - in one year.

    So - looking at routes and may split it into 2 trips (in my M3). Will also require a third trip (Alaska/Hawaii) via air.

    In late April...
    Starting from here (Central Cost Calif) Screen Shot 2021-01-13 at 7.22.41 PM.png

    But will fly home at one point for a break - then back - to continue. Alaska/Hawaii can be anytime (even winter) cuz basically I can just fly to Anchorage - change planes to Hawaii.

    Just looking for input.
     
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  2. dano9258

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    Is your goal to do it all in your tesla?
     
  3. jjrandorin

    jjrandorin Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums

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    I dont have any input other than "man thats cool have a great time!"
     
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  4. Fadiawesome

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    the Idaho part worries me a little bit if your going to do it in a model 3, look up to see if there are any fast chargers, cause for me when I went, there wasn't any, only level 2, which was fine
     
  5. dmurphy

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    if you stay a little lower in ID, there’s a bunch of Superchargers across the 84 corridor. With a ChaDeMo or CCS adapter, the current route is fine. There’s a 50kW station in Lewiston at the Clearwater River Casino, and I’m sure plenty of others around.

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  6. Watts_Up

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    For Alaska, you could take a ferry with your Tesla from Seattle (Bellingham), WA to Anchorage (Whittier), AK.
    If you have time, make a stop in Juneau, AK which only accessible by ferry.

    If you have a lot of time, and very brave, I would recommend doing this trip:

     
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  7. smartypnz

    smartypnz Supporting Member

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    Hmmm... hadn't considered the ferry - I LIKE IT !!!!

    Not so much Tierra Del Fuego.
     
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  8. smartypnz

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    Like dmurphy suggested, I was planning the southern Idaho route after tagging the southeast corner of WA. I can still hit Montana's little sliver at West Yellowstone. Other places just skimming would be DE, IA (twice), WV and TN.
     
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    Cheaper to Alaska and quicker to use the Canadian ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines or Skagway. 36 hour ferry ride. You could land at Haines and drive to Skagway and pick up the return ferry. I know nothing about charging on the route. Ya gotta do the coast of Oregon and then the Columbia gorge. Eastern Oregon is desert.
     
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  10. wws

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    Be adventurous. Drive the AlCan to Alaska. Then ship the car to Hawaii.
     
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    Sounds like a great adventure. Sure hope you do it. Let us all know along the way and when you've completed the journey.:D
     
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    I have nothing to add beyond it is great to see someone 70+ still truly LIVING LIFE.

    I hope my retirement is that great, though still a long ways off.
     
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  13. smartypnz

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    Only concern to me is charging stations (locations) and the occasional moose or bear.
    Although camping 'in-car' makes it easier when isolated.

    So... I'm guessing drive to Stewart off 37A, then cross into Alaska at Hyder. Only question is - how early or late in the year is feasible?
     
  14. wws

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    With a CHAdeMO adapter, you could get as far north as Fort St John BC pretty quickly. From there to Alaska it is RV parks with 14-50s and TT-30s almost the whole way. Some CHAdeMO in the Whitehorse area though. Plugshare shows the way. (E.g., turn on the CHAdeMO, 14-50, and "Wall" filters.)
     
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  15. Kat Jacks

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    I'm envious of your upcoming trip! It will be great. Maybe you should have a Tesla contact person(s) in each state to call, or visit if it's near your planned route. I, for one, would be glad to meet you and your son (besides, I'm in your age category) . I'm just 42 miles into ME on I95. Or, I could meet you nearer the NH border. Such an exciting trip, and great bonding time for the two of you!
    Stay safe, and keep us posted. :D
     

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