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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)14:46 UTC+1 No.358298 Report

I just bought a pic related (another one ,I seem to have an addiction) and will pick it up in Virginia and drive back to Colorado .

I want to do some camping on the way back.
I have never spent much time east of Texas.
Any suggestions?
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)14:51 UTC+1 No.358302 Report

what part of virginia are yinz going to?
shenandoah national park is pretty good, skyline drive is beautiful. climb old rag mountain while you're there.
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:03 UTC+1 No.358305 Report

Thanks. That sounds like a good place to camp for day 1.
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:07 UTC+1 No.358307 Report

>Any suggestions?

A popup roof? Pretty neat. My main suggestion is to always double check the seal and seal channel for debris or other things before closing it. Don't use cleaners that will degrade the seal. Start now and find out where you can get a replacement seal or alternative replacement seal you can use to replace it if and when it goes bad while you own the vehicle.

A leaky roof in a vehicle is a shitty roof.

As for trip ideas, it sounds like you are driving through WV's Appalachian mountains. There are tons of scenic routes and campgrounds in the Monogahela National Forest. You may want to plan some stops, camps, and hikes.

However, if you are driving on 64 you'll be mostly in George Washinton National Forest in Virginia and Monogahela National Forest will be a bit to the north and might be more out of the way than you like.

As you can see on this general map, traveling the southern route will take you through more camp grounds while you are in the eastern half of he USA (those dark green blobs on this map). Not many places are in the mid-midwest area, in comparison.
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:09 UTC+1 No.358308 Report

Oh and that map is just google maps searching for "Virginia to Colorado".
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:21 UTC+1 No.358311 Report

I've been looking at pretty much the same route all morning.
Looks like not much cool stuff once I leave Virginia.
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:56 UTC+1 No.358319 Report

Do not stop in St. Louis . Just keep driving. I've been to st louis twice. The first time I got robbed at gun point. The second I got car jacked.
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)16:49 UTC+1 No.358349 Report

OP, when are you going? I'm in Mid Missouri about where you'll be passing through and could use a ride as far west as you're going

Also, once you hit Missouri/Kansas you're not going to want to do much stopping. There isn't much for camping unless you go way out of your way.
Looks like you already figured that out, though
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)17:03 UTC+1 No.358355 Report

I am flying out on Monday.
Tell me a bit about yourself anon.
Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)17:40 UTC+1 No.358373 Report

Well I enjoy long walks on the beach, horseback riding, volunteering with underprivileged children..

Just kidding just kidding, I'm just a guy anon, I don't know. I'm one of the many vagabonds who browses /out/ between travelling the country and living life. I'm pretty laid back, easy to get along with, about as open minded as they come.

I just went to Seattle earlier this year and was there several months living the hobo life before hitchhiking out to Montana for a while and then coming back to Missouri where my family is for a visit. I've spent as much time as I'd like out here and I'd planned to begin hitching back to the west coast in the next week or two, though I was considering stopping in Colorado for a few weeks.

Feel free to drop me an email if you're serious anon, I'd really appreciate the ride. I can't do much in the way of compensation except pay for food and provide good company.
Anonymous 07/30/14(Wed)02:41 UTC+1 No.358670 Report

We did a trip from the west side of the Texas panhandle to Mammoth Cave and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. GSMNP is pretty cool, especially if you're into historical dwellings. It's not too terribly far out of the way. You can hike a bit of the Appalachian Trail while you're there. Mammoth Cave was boring if you've been to Carlsbad Caverns, which we hit every other year or so. Don't skip getting in the Atlantic Ocean if you're that close. The northern half of Arkansas is just plain beautiful, but that's quite a bit south.

Kansas is literally flatter than a pancake, nothing I know of to do there.
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