That makes sense. Frankly, I always thought opposite: to start in OR near home, complete the toughest part first but be able to divert if case of a serious breakdown. Towing the rig back from the East would be much more expensive.2. (and probably the main reason) I live in WA. I'd rather "sprint" out to the starting point (straight highway as much as possible from WA to WV), do the TAT route (figure about a month-long overlanding +/-), and then once I get to the end (in OR - taking the Pacific Ocean Spur) I'm not too far from home. By then I'll be ready to get home, and home won't be thousands of miles away. I'm just over the OR border into WA.