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The_King48

Best ( fastest) way to LOTW from the cities

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The_King48

Whats the fastest way??? I go up 35 to Hwy. 73 in Moose Lake then hit HWY. 2 west. From there I go 46. Then I believe it 71, to 1 to 72????? Anybody else have a different route?

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motorcoach doug

King ~ that's one good way unless roads are iffy from Moose Lake North, then we stay on 35 to cloquet then 33 north to 2 then west to 46

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hugonian1

That's the route we usually take.

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dougger222

Been going Banning Junction 18 to 65 to 2 to 46 to 71 for several years. Used to go up 169 but too many towns.

If the roads are good it's an easy drive.

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chris63

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fishinator

I like to go 94 west to Clearwater or Clearlake , which ever, and jog over to hwy 10. Stay on 10 to Motley. Then take 64 north which will change to 72 just south of Bemidji. Stay on 72 to Baudette. Driving steady and around the speed limits, 5 hours. About 10 towns to slow down for.

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dust_stl

Hi me and my 6 buddies coming from Missouri staying in St Cloud for the night and heading to low early mourning. Can anyone tell me what's the avg time it takes from st cloud to low with good roads and the avg time with bad roads? Randmcnally told us to take 371 which becomes 71 continue onto 72 to 11 to 172 to riverbend. I just want to know what time we need to leave the hotel to make sure he hit Riverbend resort by noon

Thanks Dustin

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PerchJerker

I don't go through St. Cloud so this is just a guess, but I'd say haulin' a$$ would get you there in 4 hours and a typical drive would be 5 hours??? Maybe someone who knows for sure will post also.

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Kaz

Dust: I take the route from the west suburbs as stated above using Hwy 10. I make it from Plymouth in a shade over five hours, traveling maybe 5 over the posted. St Cloud is 1 hour from plymouth, so I'd say you can make it in a shade over 4 hours. Tip, get over to hwy 10 as soon as possible. Stay on 10 if you can. The going through St Cloud has lots of slow lights and you go around to the west quite a bit.. I have a place at Wheelers and travel the 10, 64 71 & 72 quite often.. Lot less town and speed limits are 65 and 60 most of the way.. Kaz

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dust_stl

What gets plowed better if theres big time snow 10 to 64 are 371?

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Kaz

Dust: The 10, 64, etc routes are major highways and get continous plowing. They are never closed that I can remember.. 371 is main route too, but I think it is slower through "B" town, with all of the stops and go... Kaz

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SDbowhunter

Airplane.

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northerndave

Jet pack.

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SDbowhunter

Teleporter

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northerndave

teleporter defeats airplane & jet pack.

drat, foiled again.

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Twisted

I know everyone has been wondering...... Just how far would a JATO propel a lets say, 200 pound man hunkered down in his otter sled with only the necessary gear?

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northerndave

Race you to stoney point!!

hey, would someone please light my jato?? thanks.

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Twisted

There was a fella a few years back that tried that trick with a JATO attached to his Impala. According to the Darwin awards he shoulda had some sort of a throttleing device.

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northerndave

i'm so glad there are no cliffs between springsteel & stoney.

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Doop

We generally go the Moose Lake route too....this year I'll be picking up some buddies from the Minneapolis airport.

What would be the best route from the airport? I was thinking about the Hwy 10 route up to Clearwater...but not sure...it may be easier to head up I-35 from the airport. What do you guys think?

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OakdaleFMR

Head right up 35E as it will be much faster than going through the Northwest metro.

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Kaz

Doop: Take the 494 exit from the Airport and follow it around the southwest side of town to 94 west bound. Off at Clearwater and over to Hwy 10. That's the best from the Airport with less traffic and simple're than making all of the turns going through town.. I live in Plymouth and 10. 64, 71, & 72 is the fastest.. Kaz

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dirtking

Depends on your side of the cities I guess - being a northeaster for years I have been doing the 35E, Moose Lake, Floodwood, Deer River, Northome, Shooks and on up route - If I lived in the far west metro I would do the St. Cloud, Little Falls, Motley, Ackley, Bemidji, Shooks, and on up route.

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