48-State Cross Country Roadtrip Itinerary v. 4 or 7, Depending

Here’s the latest version of the roadtrip. It’s still getting tweaked. And full. It’s been run out to 114 days, although at least seven of those are more personal than roadtrip.

First, map:

Map of 48-State Roadtrip Itinerary

So I’ve written off South Florida. I think that needs to be a separate trip during the earlier part of the year (e.g., March). Apparently it rains water and/or insects the rest of the year. I also keep getting told that I have to go see Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, so that might have to find its way onto the official map.

And then here’s the itinerary. Don’t read too much into the dates — unless you want to. The formatting is a little odd due to OmniOutliner not outputting useful HTML, resulting in this text version being the most reasonable. On the other hand, my pioneer ancestors didn’t even have the convenience of digital watches, so — you know.

48 States
- [ ] 7/16 Th - 7/18 Sa
    - [ ] CA
    - [ ] Hearst Castle
    - [ ] San Simeon
    - [ ] Big Sur
        - [ ] McWay Waterfall Trail (0.6 mi.)
        - [ ] Ewoldsen Trail (4.5 mi.)
    - [ ] Monterey Peninsula
        - [ ] 17-mile Drive
        - [ ] Carmel
        - [ ] Coast Guard Pier
        - [ ] Cannery Row
    - [ ] SF
        - [ ] Burger Joint, Hamburger & Fries (#16)
    - [ ] Point Reyes
    - [ ] Napa
        - [ ] Bistro Don Giovanni, Grilled Bistro Burger (#11)
- [ ] 7/19 Su - 7/21 Tu
    - [ ] CA
    - [ ] Yosemite NP
        - [ ] Half Dome (15.7 mi.?)
        - [ ] Sentinel Dome Loop (5.5 mi.)
    - [ ] == SLEEP: YOSEMITE NP ==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 7/22 We
    - [ ] CA-NV
    - [ ] Tahoe
        o [ ] Glen Alpine Trail (California), 11.7 mi.
    - [ ] Reno
    - [ ] Placerville
- [ ] 7/23 Th - 7/25 Sa
    - [ ] CA
    - [ ] Lassen Volcanic NP
        - [ ] Hikes List: gorp.away.com—hik_la.htm
              
        - [ ] Bumpass Hell Trail (3 mi.)
        - [ ] Kings Creek Falls Trail (3 mi.)
        - [ ] Lassen Peak (5 mi RT)
        - [ ] Paddling?
    - [ ] == SLEEP: LASSEN VOLCANIC NP ==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 7/26 Su - 7/27 Mo
    - [ ] CA-OR
    - [ ] Mt. Shasta
    - [ ] Redwood NP?
    - [ ] Crater Lake NP
        - [ ] Garfield Peak Trail (3.4 mi.)
        - [ ] Annie Creek Canyon (1.7 mi.)
- [ ] 7/28 Tu - 7/30 Th
    - [ ] OR
    - [ ] Oregon Coast
        - [ ] Bandon
        - [ ] North Bend
        - [ ] Umpqua Lighthouse
        - [ ] Tillamook Air Museum
        - [ ] Seaside
        - [ ] Astoria
    - [ ] Mt. Hood
    - [ ] Eagle Creek Trail
        - [ ] 12 mi. r/t, 1,200' elevation gain.
        - [ ] East from PDX on 84, take Exit 41.
- [ ] 7/31 Fr - 8/1 Sa
    - [ ] OR-WA
    - [ ] Mt. St. Helens
        - [ ] Harry's Ridge Trail (7.8 mi.)
            - [ ] 1,000' Elevation Gain
            - [ ] Start at Johnston Ridge Visitor Center
                - [ ] End of Hwy 504
                - [ ] 52 mi. east of Castle Rock
        - [ ] Merrill Lake (Paddle, Fish)
        - [ ] Yale Lake (Camp?)
- [ ] 8/2 Su - 8/5 We
    - [ ] WA
    - [ ] Mt. Rainier NP
        - [ ] Crystal Peak (7.8 mi.)
            - [ ] 3,200' Elevation Gain
            - [ ] Trailhead 4.5 mi. past Crystal Mtn.-side park
                  entrance.
    - [ ] == SLEEP: MT. RAINIER NP ==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 8/6 Th
    - [ ] WA
    - [ ] Browns Point
    - [ ] Bremerton
    - [ ] Poulsbo
- [ ] 8/7 Fr - 8/10 Mo
    - [ ] WA
    - [ ] Olympic NP
        - [ ] Hoh River Trail (18 mi.) -- Rainforest
        - [ ] Ozette Ranger Station to Shi Shi Beach (14 mi. one way?!)
              -- Coast
    - [ ] == SLEEP: OLYMPIC NP ==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 8/11 Tu - 8/16 Su
    - [ ] WA
- [ ] 8/17 Mo - 8/20 Th
    - [ ] WA-ID-MT
    - [ ] Spokane
        - [ ] Riverfront Park
    - [ ] Glacier NP
        - [ ] Siyeh Pass (10.3 mi.)
            - [ ] Shuttle from trail-end to trailhead.
        - [ ] Swiftcurrent Pass (15 mi. o/w)
    - [ ] == SLEEP: GLACIER NP ==
        - [ ] Bowman Lake Campground ($15, FCFS; historic fill times
              avail. online)
- [ ] 8/21 Fr
    - [ ] MT
    - [ ] Whitefish, MT
        - [ ] Great Northern Railway Depot
    - [ ] Yellowstone NP
    - [ ] == SLEEP: YELLOWSTONE NP ==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 8/22 Sa
    - [ ] MT-WY-ID
    - [ ] Teton Valley
    - [ ] Grand Teton
    - [ ] == SLEEP: VICTOR ==
- [ ] 8/23 Su - 8/24 Mo
    - [ ] ID-WY
    - [ ] Jackson Hole
    - [ ] Thermopolis
    - [ ] Sheridan
    - [ ] == SLEEP: SHERIDAN ==
- [ ] 8/25 Tu - 8/28 Fr
    - [ ] WY-NE-SD-ND
    - [ ] Devil's Tower
    - [ ] Mt. Rushmore
    - [ ] Custer State Park (SD)
        - [ ] Eastern Trailhead (12 mi. o/w)
        - [ ] www.sdgfp.info—parks 
    - [ ] Badlands NP
    - [ ] Minuteman Missile NHS
        - [ ] Reservation Reqd, Tour starts at 9 AM
        - [ ] Reservation?
    - [ ] Niobrara National River (NE)
    - [ ] Teddy Roosevelt NP (ND)
    - [ ] Sheyenne National Grasslands (ND)
        - [ ] Trail to Iron Spring Creek (9 mi. o&b r/t)
        - [ ] Start at Eastern Trailhead (near Lisbon)
- [ ] 8/29 Sa - 8/31 Mo
    - [ ] Voyageurs NP
    - [ ] == SLEEP: VOYAGEURS NP ==
- [ ] 9/1 Tu - 9/4 Fr
    - [ ] MN-WI-MI
    - [ ] Duluth
        - [ ] Bike the Waterfront Trail
    - [ ] Pictured Rocks NL
    - [ ] Beaver Island (MI)
    - [ ] Charlevoix (MI)
    - [ ] Mackinac Island
        - [ ] Bike
    - [ ] Sleeping Bear Dunes NL
        - [ ] Paddle (end of river into lake)
        - [ ] Bike
    - [ ] Dearborn
        - [ ] Miller's Bar, Hamburger (#8)
    - [ ] Ypsilanti
        - [ ] Sidetrack Bar and Grill, Our Famous Burger (#19)
    - [ ] University of Michigan
- [ ] 9/5 Sa - 9/7 Mo
    - [ ] MI-IN-IL-IA
    - [ ] Nauvoo
    - [ ] Cahokia Mounds SHS
    - [ ] Chicago
        - [ ] Indiana Dunes SP
            - [ ] Loop Hike (7 mi.)
        - [ ] Poag Mahone's Carvery and Ale House, Hamburger (#18)
    - [ ] == SLEEP: WAYNE ==
- [ ] 9/8 Tu - 9/12 Sa
    - [ ] IL-IN-OH-PA-NY-VT-NH
    - [ ] Indiana U
        - [ ] Purdue
        - [ ] IU
    - [ ] Dayton
        - [ ] USAF Museum
    - [ ] Ohio State
    - [ ] Cuyahoga Valley NP
    - [ ] Zaleski State Forest, OH
        - [ ] Hike to South Loop Turnaround (10.0 mi.)
    - [ ] Kelley's Island SP, OH
    - [ ] Presque Isle SP, PA
    - [ ] Niagara Falls
    - [ ] Palmyra
    - [ ] Adirondacks
        - [ ] Cascade Mountain (4.2 mi.)
            - [ ] Between Lake Placid and Keene
            - [ ] Arrive by 9 AM for Parking Spot
        - [ ] The Brothers (10.3 mi.)
    - [ ] Vermont
        o [ ] Mt. Mansfield Trail, VT (6.8 mi.)
        o [ ] Devil's Gulch (4.6 mi.)
        o [ ] Hunger Mountain (4.4 mi.)
    - [ ] New Hampshire
        o [ ] Franconia Ridge (9 mi.)
        - [ ] Baldface Traverse (9 mi.)
- [ ] 9/13 Su - 9/15 Tu
    - [ ] NH-ME
    - [ ] Mt. Abraham (Maine) (8 mi.)
        - [ ] 3,000' Elevation Gain
    - [ ] Acadia NP
        - [ ] Cadillac Mountain (4 mi.)
            - [ ] "Start early to beat the crowds."
    - [ ] == SLEEP: ACADIA NP ==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 9/16 We - 9/22 Tu
    - [ ] ME-MA-RI-CT-NY-PA-NJ-DE-MD-VA
    - [ ] Boston
    - [ ] Nantucket
    - [ ] Newport, RI
        - [ ] Spiced Pear Restaurant, Not Just a Burger (#3)
    - [ ] New Haven
        - [ ] Louis' Lunch, Hamburger Sandwich (#20)
    - [ ] NYC
        - [ ] Statue of Liberty
        - [ ] Peter Luger Steakhouse, Luger Burger (#2)
        - [ ] J. G. Melon, Hamburger (#14)
    - [ ] Philadelphia
        - [ ] Barclay Prime, Kobe Sliders (#5)
        - [ ] Rouge, Rouge Burger (#4)
    - [ ] Annapolis
        - [ ] USNA
        - [ ] Ft. McHenry
    - [ ] Washington
        - [ ] Mall
    - [ ] Quantico
        - [ ] USMC Museum
- [ ] 9/23 We - 9/25 Fr
    - [ ] VA-WV?
    - [ ] Shenandoah NP
        - [ ] Skyline Drive
    - [ ] Beckley, WV
    - [ ] Chesepeake and Ohio Canal NHP
    - [ ] == SLEEP: SHENANDOAH NP==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 9/26 Sa - 10/2 Fr
    - [ ] WV-VA-NC-TN
    - [ ] North Fork Mountain Trail, WV (12 mi o/w)
        - [ ] Monongahela National Forest
    - [ ] Charlottesville
        - [ ] Monticello
    - [ ] Appomattox
    - [ ] Richmond
        - [ ] Confederate Capitol
    - [ ] Yorktown
    - [ ] Williamsburg
    - [ ] Jamestown
    - [ ] Wright Brothers NM
    - [ ] Cape Hatteras NS
    - [ ] Raleigh
        - [ ] Duke
        - [ ] UNC
    - [ ] Knoxville
- [ ] 10/3 Sa - 10/4 Su
    - [ ] TN-NC
    - [ ] Great Smoky Mountains NP
        - [ ] Mt. Cammerer (12 mi.)
            - [ ] 2,500' Elevation Gain
            - [ ] Starts at Chestnut Branch Trail
    - [ ] == SLEEP: GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP==
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 10/5 Mo - 10/9 Fr
    - [ ] NC-SC-GA-FL-AL-MS-TN
    - [ ] Charleston
        - [ ] Ft. Sumter
    - [ ] Hunting Island SP, SC
        - [ ] Swim
        - [ ] Camp?
    - [ ] Savannah
        - [ ] Ft. Frederica NM
    - [ ] Pensacola
        - [ ] Gulf Islands NS
    - [ ] Mobile
        - [ ] Historic District
        - [ ] USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
- [ ] 10/10 Sa - 10/11 Su
    - [ ] MS-LA
    - [ ] New Orleans
    - [ ] == SLEEP: NEW ORLEANS ==
        - [ ] Clarion Inn & Suites, $58
        - [ ] Reservation?
- [ ] 10/12 Mo - 10/14 We
    - [ ] LA-MS-AL-TN
    - [ ] Vicksburg
    - [ ] Jackson
    - [ ] Natchez Trace
    - [ ] Nashville
- [ ] 10/15 Th - 10/17 Sa
    - [ ] TN-KY
    - [ ] Mammoth Cave NP
        - [ ] Grand Avenue Tour (10 AM)
            - [ ] Reservation? (recreation.gov)
        - [ ] Historic Tour (3PM)
            - [ ] Reservation?
        - [ ] Kayak in Green River (bring PFD)
        - [ ] Hike
- [ ] 10/18 Su - 10/20 Tu
    - [ ] KY-MO-KS-OK-AR
    - [ ] Memphis
    - [ ] Springfield
    - [ ] Carthage
    - [ ] Cathedral Canyon (5 mi.)
        - [ ] Near Fredericktown.
    - [ ] Joplin
    - [ ] Ozark NF
        - [ ] Redding Trail (8.1 mi., Ark 23 N from Ozark 18 mi., then
              right on FS Rd 1003 for 3 mi.; campground)
        - [ ] Alt campground: Aux Arc ($17)
    - [ ] Seven Hollows Trail, Petit Jean SP, AR (4.5 mi.)
        - [ ] www.petitjeanstatepark.com
              
    - [ ] Hot Springs NP
        - [ ] Bathhouse Row
        - [ ] Bath
- [ ] 10/21 We - 10/23 Fr
    - [ ] AR-TX
    - [ ] Austin
        - [ ] Bat Bridge ("just before dark")
        - [ ] Salt Lick (Driftwood)
    - [ ] San Antonio
        - [ ] The Alamo
    - [ ] Fredericksburg
- [ ] 10/24 Sa - 10/26 Mo
    - [ ] TX
    - [ ] Big Bend NP
        - [ ] Bike Ride? (Rio Grande Village to Panther Jct. and back
              or part way)
        - [ ] Chisos Mountain Lost Mine Trail (4 mi.)
    - [ ] == SLEEP: BIG BEND NP ==
- [ ] 10/27 Tu - 10/29 Th
    - [ ] TX-NM
    - [ ] Carlsbad Caverns
        - [ ] Left Hand Tour (9 AM)
            - [ ] Reservation?
    - [ ] Roswell
    - [ ] White Sands NM
    - [ ] San Antonio (Socorro)
        - [ ] Buckhorn, Buckhorn Burger (#7)
    - [ ] Santa Fe
        - [ ] Bobcat Bite, Hamburger (#12)
- [ ] 10/30 Fr - 10/31 Sa
    - [ ] NM-CO-AZ-UT
    o [ ] Chaco Culture NHP
    - [ ] Four Corners
    - [ ] Hovenweep NM
- [ ] 11/1 Su - 11/4 We
    - [ ] UT
    - [ ] Grand Staircase Escalante
        - [ ] Calf Creek Hike (5.5 mi., Trailhead at campground)
        - [ ] Paria Canyon/Buckskin Gulch Overnighter
            - [ ] Apply for permit three months in advance at:
                  www.blm.gov—permits.htm
                  
            - [ ] Permit?
    - [ ] Canyonlands -- Syncline Loop (8.3 mi.)
        - [ ] Island in the Sky District
        - [ ] Near Upheaval Dome
        - [ ] Hike clockwise.
    - [ ] == SLEEP: CALF CREEK CAMPGROUND ==
- [ ] 11/5 Th - 11/6 Fr
    - [ ] UT-AZ-NV-CA
    - [ ] Lake Mead
        - [ ] Paddle?
        o [ ] Bowl of Fire, NV (7 mi.)
    - [ ] Orange County

So that’s about it. For now.

bkd

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