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jhillage

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Hey! So, my goal is to drive across the US. I want to go out and travel! But the one thing I can't seem to find is a good starting point. I currently live in Upstate NY. There are not a lot of trails around me. I wouldn't start with the US trip. I would start with a couple weekend trips...but I still can't find any maps, gps, or anything to help find trails. Any suggestions?
 

Greg Eigsti

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Hey! So, my goal is to drive across the US. I want to go out and travel! But the one thing I can't seem to find is a good starting point. I currently live in Upstate NY. There are not a lot of trails around me. I wouldn't start with the US trip. I would start with a couple weekend trips...but I still can't find any maps, gps, or anything to help find trails. Any suggestions?
There are a lot of threads here on where to find dirt roads, etc. Try searching for “trailsoffroad.com” in the forums and you should turn up some good resources. Check out the back country discovery route for possible local trails and longer trip routes. May only be a West-ish coast thing.
 
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Dalton Kemak

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PM'd you. Also in upstate NY. Depending on your location, I have spent hours driving and proofing trails that are on maps from the 70's and surprisingly, there are still some in existence. Given some are an overglorified dirt road, but some are serious trails.
 

KonzaLander

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If your travel plans take you through Kansas as you travel across the country, I'd be happy to talk about points of interest and sites off the beaten path.