RFI: Western US mid-October
I find myself with a week off mid-October. I am trying to get my gf some days off so we can go somewhere. I’ve seen many of the eastern species so I am thinking going west makes more sense. We have a trip planned to Alaska next year so probably lower 48 US is good, nothing international (I lost my passport unfortunately and hers is expired). She’s probably a nogo for camping under 45F at night or any lengthy night hiking. I can get her out on trails early morning or road cruising at night. Looking to go anywhere where I’ll be able to look for mammals. Not picky anything larger than a mouse would be interesting, weasels, badgers, ferret, antelope, marmots, prairie dogs, various ground squirrels, any skunks other than striped, any bears other than black bear, any fox other than red fox, would all be of great interest to me. My concern is that I am end up taking us somewhere that roads are closed or roads at higher elevations would be closed or that the animals wouldn’t be active. Any suggestions for places I should consider would be most welcome.