Recently, I've been inspired by several inmates on this forum to get my a$$ moving on doing the Trans America Trail. I'm not getting any younger, so I'm starting to plan with the hopes of doing it in late August—September of this year, unless a Big Job comes up. I need to think more about the dates.
This thread is the beginning. Hopefully by the end, I'll have lots to share.
There are several things I'd like to try with this ride report, when it gets underway:
1. REAL TIME POSTS (or as close to it, as possible). I've tried and failed miserably to retell a ride report after coming back home in the past, and once I'm home, I get all comfy and lazy or super busy with work, and it never happens. Mostly because I just don't remember the details or chronological order of events.
2. COME WITH. I'd love to ride with a posse. If anyone is interested to ride parts of the trail with me, I'd welcome it.
3. OFF THE TRAIL (SMELL THE FLOWERS). I like making good time and being efficient, but I understand theres some grand sites that are close to but off the trail that I might want to see, so would like to work that into the trip. If anyone can recommend, I'm all ears.
Here's a taste…
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. EAST TO WEST
(NEW YORK to TENNESEE)
(TENNESSEE to OKLAHOMA)
(NEW MEXICO to OREGON)
2. THE WEST COAST EXPERIENCE
3. WEST TO EAST
Part 1: 08.22–08.24 (Liaison: New York to Tennessee)
Part 2: 08.25–08.26 (Tennessee)
Part 3: 08.27–09.01 (Tennessee to Oklahoma)
Part 4: 09.02–09.04 (Oklahoma to Colorado)
Part 5: 09.05–09.09 (Colorado to Nevada)
Part 6: 09.09 (Nevada)
Part 7: 09.10–09.11 (Nevada)
Part 8: 09.11 (Nevada)
Part 9: 09.12–09.18 (Nevada to Oregon)
PACKING / TOOL LIST
/ Duffel Bag
/ Tail Bag
/ Camel Back