Looking forward to reading about your trip. Let me know when you're in upstate NY and I'll show you around.
Don't know if you post on Triumphrat.net but if not might be worth logging in. Lot's of good people there (like here) that'll be more than happy to help you out along the way. Looks like you'll be a week or two late for the Ozark Mt. RatRaid.
― Tom Waits
Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just God when he's drunk.