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Old 07-04-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Reise - For Adventure on the Trans America Trail

Reise: the German word for Journey. I thought it was only fitting that this word be used as a heading for our trip on the Trans America Trail. From my planning thread here, my friend and I have been preparing two DR650's for a journey across the United States on Sam's famous TAT.

The trip begins as we leave for Jellico, TN and the trail head. From there we traverse the trail making a side stop for a day along the White Rim Trail in Utah.

Maps of our journey from Tavis' RR.



Bikes
DR650's - Mine
DRZ400 - Tavis'

RR Index. Note that some of our stops were made out of necessity and not Sam's recommended destinations.

Day 1-2
Charleston, IL to Jellico, TN
Stayed at Indian Mountain State Park
Jellico, TN to Rock Island, TN
Stayed at Rock Island State Park

Day 2
Day 2-4
Rock Island, TN to Lawrenceburg, TN
Stayed at David Crockett State Park
Lawrenceburg, TN to Pocahontas, TN
Stayed at Big Hill Pond State Park

Day 5
Pocahontas, TN to West Helena, AR
Stayed at Motel 6

Day 6-7
West Helena, AR to Beebe, AR
Stayed at Economy Inn

Day 7-8 [Ozarks]
Beebe, AR to Shores Township, AR
Stayed at Shores Lake Campground

Day 8-9
Shores Township, AR to Hulah, OK
Stayed at Wah-Sha-She State Park
Hulah, OK to Alva, OK
Stayed at Alva Motel

Day 10-11 [Oil Changed at Valcom Motorsports]
Alva, OK to Elkhart, KS
Stayed at Cimarron River Campground
Elkhart, KS to Trinidad, CO
Stayed at Trinidad Motor Inn

Day 12-13 [Truck Wreck]
Trinidad, CO to Salida, CO
Stayed at Budget Lodge

Day 14
Salida, CO to Lake City, CO
Stayed at National Forest Campground, County Road 3a off of County Road 30

Day 15
Lake City, CO to Monticello, UT
Stayed at Monticello Inn

Day 16 [Tires Changed at Arrowhead Motorsports]
Monticello, UT to Moab, UT
Stayed at Rustic Inn

Day 17 [White Rim Trail]
Outside Moab, UT
Stayed at Rustic Inn

Day 18-19
Moab, UT to Salina, UT
Stayed at Motel in Salina
Salina, UT to Baker, NV
Stayed at Shoshone Campground

Day 20-21
Baker, NV to Eureka, NV
Stayed at RV Park off of Hwy 50 South of Eureka
Eureka, NV to Battle Mountain, NV
Stayed at Big Chief Inn [Nicest and cheapest place all trip + breakfast!]

Day 21-23
Eureka, NV to McDermitt, NV
Stayed at Diamond A Motel
McDermitt, NV to Alturas, CA
Stayed at Cave Lake Campground [Eat at Jerry's in Lakeview, CA. Order the Hungry Traveler!]

Day 24-25
Alturas, CA to Crescent, OR
Stayed at Crescent RV Park
Crescent, OR to Canyonville, OR
Stayed at Leisure Inn

Day 26
Canyonville, OR to Port Orford, OR
Stayed at Battle Rock Motel

23 days of riding not including the trip to Jellico, the extra day in Salida for recovery, or the day on the White Rim Trail. My personal website mimicks this RR here.

Cheers!
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