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Old 09-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #16
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consider crossing the Mississippi on the ferry at Hickman, KY. Anybody can cross on a bridge.

Also, look at Hwy 160 across Southern MO. A roller coaster of a road that will take you most of the way through the state. No sense in waiting for CO for the fun stuff.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #17
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consider crossing the Mississippi on the ferry at Hickman, KY. Anybody can cross on a bridge.
It's a good suggestion, but I'm wondering if it'll be running with the river so low. There's no indication on the webpage that they've stopped... but then again, the last time I was up there the river was high and the ferry wasn't running and the website didn't mention it.

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:53 PM   #18
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consider crossing the Mississippi on the ferry at Hickman, KY. Anybody can cross on a bridge.

Also, look at Hwy 160 across Southern MO. A roller coaster of a road that will take you most of the way through the state. No sense in waiting for CO for the fun stuff.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #19
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Got a good route through Missouri, how about suggestions from there to Colorado?
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #20
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I gotta have my shower. I plan on bringing cooking gear, but will also check out interesting eateries.
Roger that. I'll be back with a short list of decent camps and eateries within walking distance of camp. Busy with work the next few days.
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I did a very similar route last year from NY but also dipped into Idaho and Wyoming. I took 3 weeks and felt rushed, total of 7200 miles. I think I averaged about 360 a day but had at least 3-600 mile days and a few 500 ones also. If you have the time try to make it a 3 week trip. I didn't worry about finding a place to stay until the early evening. Never had a problem finding cheap or free camping. I avoided the NP's for camping since most don't have showers or wifi. Private campgrounds seemed to be the cheapest and most had wifi. It's a great trip, don't rush it if you don't have to.

Here's a free spot along the river just west of Boonesville, MO. I stayed there last year for a night.

Harriman Hill Access - Booneville, Missouri




River access with a primitive campsite. It is actually right next to I-70 but must be accessed by a 3 mile drive on Route M (paved) to the access. Location is a few miles west of Booneville, Missouri.
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I did a very similar route last year from NY but also dipped into Idaho and Wyoming. I took 3 weeks and felt rushed, total of 7200 miles. I think I averaged about 360 a day but had at least 3-600 mile days and a few 500 ones also. If you have the time try to make it a 3 week trip. I didn't worry about finding a place to stay until the early evening. Never had a problem finding cheap or free camping. I avoided the NP's for camping since most don't have showers or wifi. Private campgrounds seemed to be the cheapest and most had wifi. It's a great trip, don't rush it if you don't have to.

Thanks for the advice, but wifey provides my limits. I'm thinking the trip will be between 5-6 k.
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