Roadtripping across America in search of climbing, beer, adventure and glory – Three Days Until Departure!

I’ve spent months saving, planning and daydreaming about my trip across America, and in three very short days, Road Trip 2011 will begin with a bang – well, more of a 24 hour haul towards Colorado, but a bang nonetheless.

Naturally, the plan is to take you along for the ride. I’ll make plenty of updates on the road, and will do my best to post pictures as I go. To get you acquainted with the plan, here’s a map of our route, compliments of my AAA.com road trip planner:

We’ll start the trip off with a grueling 24-hour haul to Denver, Colorado, where we’ll be spending a few days hanging out with McGoo and the boys. After Denver, it’s off to Aspen for a beautiful 8.5 mile hike to Conundrum Springs. Next we’ll spend some time in Moab, Utah, climbing and rafting with our buddies Jeff and Ryan. The climax of our trip will be our week spent in Yosemite and Bishop, California. Once we’ve climbed ourselves raw, we’ll relax for a few days in San Francisco. We’ll end the trip with a few days exploring Chattanooga, looking for some houses and job opportunities for me.

Basically, I could ooze my excitement for hours. The packing shall begin tomorrow, and then on Monday morning at 5:00 AM — we’re off. Hell yeah.

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Categories: Road Trip 2011, Rock Climbing, Travel & Adventure, Travel Planning & Tips

Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of TheMorningFresh.com - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

7 Comments on “Roadtripping across America in search of climbing, beer, adventure and glory – Three Days Until Departure!”

  1. May 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    One issue: Tioga Pass will probably not be open when you’re ready to roll from the east side of the Sierra into Yosemite through Tuolumne. Youre gonna have to go north and around via Sonora or way south. Good climbing in Sonora.

    • May 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      Yeah, I’ve been wistfully wishing it would be open in time, but I remember it always being a pain in the ass when my family used to live out there and take weekend trips to the park. I’m pretty sure that one of the few times it was open, we almost got stuck in a giant mudslide. haha. I’ll have to check out Sonora as an alternative, thanks for the advice!

  2. AK
    May 7, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Which one is your ‘on the way’ path?

    • May 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

      The ‘left’ branch comin’ out of Tallahassee that goes straight north to Nashville is our ‘on the way’ path (then it runs along the top of the map). The bottom stretch is our return route.

  3. dena
    May 7, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    have a wonderful and safe trip!!

  4. May 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Once you are in the west half of the US, check out http://www.myscenicdrives.com/ for some scenic drives which will add a little spice to your road trip adventure. Have a great time!

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