All right, I'm heading out on another trip departing from the Washington, D.C. area. As the title states, I'm heading west (no kidding, right?) and north. I meant to get going long before now, but life got in the way.
As the weather is hot and I prefer to not run the A/C or stay in campgrounds, I've decided to head more northwest to start, go north around Lake Michigan and then pick up the TAT (https://www.transamtrail.com/
) in MN through ID, maybe to OR. I also hope to do some backcountry travel in MT, WY, ID and CO. So the trip will be a mix of hard surface and dirt/gravel.
This trip could be a week or 6, time will tell, but I need to be back by about 1 Aug although that could change.
I was going to start the TAT in VA and take the southern route west, but I've done lots of those roads already and as mentioned, it is hot in the south.
Plan is to head west on Hwy 50 into OH, then head NW through MI across Mackinaw Bridge, then pick up Hwy 2 west along Lake Michigan. Haven't been to Green Bay, so I'll go through the city and head towards the end/start point of the TAT on the MN-WI border.
The plan may not survive the first day and route is subject to change on a whim's notice. I will update this thread as I can.