I recently got back from my trip across the States and a little bit of Canada and I took some pretty cool photos. There are a bunch that have my coker and me and the places I went. I guess the main photos that are unicycling related are my rides in Colorado at the Garden of the Gods and my ride with Aspen Mike at Colorado National Monument. As well as my San Francisco unicycling trip and my Seattle excursion. There are a lot of hiking photos mixed in as well though, so sorry about that.
Yeah, I posted a thread about it before leaving here:
I recommend the trip for anyone thinking about it. Driving across the States is really fun…and if you get a couple people to go with you it will make the costs go down a lot! I ended up camping most nights…even in the snow. Some nights…to avoid paying for a motel, my friend and I would just go into the woods somewhere with our sleeping bags and just lie down.
The things to bring in order to sustain yourself from a car knowing you will be camping most of the time:
-a camping stove (I brought a coleman two burner)
-a lantern (once the sun goes down…it can get boring without any light…and a lot of national parks/campsites dont allow fire, or if they do they make you pay for firewood b/c you cant gather wood at the site)
-a WARM sleeping bag…it got really cold some nights in Colorado and Utah.
-a sleeping pad is also a must!
-a 5 gallon jug of water for cooking and drinking
-a lot of dry food and food that wont spoil (we didnt use a cooler)
-a good backpack if you plan on doing backcountry camping…national parks have designated campsites which cost money…and backcountry campsites/areas that are either free or a couple dollars (vs the 10-20 you would pay for a designated car camping spot).
with all of that…you can live pretty cheaply out of your car for quite a long time. The biggest expense was gas (obviously), and if you eat and sleep smart you can be gone for a month and a half to two months like we were on a low budget.
Also…don’t forget to shove your coker in the backseat so you can travel once you arrive to cities or areas that will be fun to cycle in!