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Question about road tripping
Yo whatup NS. Has anyone ever road tripped from the CT area to Hood? Its about 2,911 miles and am considering to just full sending it and doing the drive within about a week. My car is great on gas and gets about 32 mpg so according to my calculations it would cost roughly $600 ~ for gas round trip. If anyone has any personal experiences with I would love to know. -Pat
I don't see a question so I am just going to throw out some advice. Feel free to shoot me some PM's too.
First off I have to say that you missed the prime window for this trip. The spring pass is $139 for three months of skiing and ends in may, little over a week left. There are also tons of rumors they will stop doing the spring pass, but it probably won't stop...
For the road trip it is always recommended to try and car pool, one extra person cuts the gas expense in half. You also take turns on driving which is pretty big for such a huge road trip. If you do go by your self you can easily sleep in the car and stretch out in the back. Car camping is allowed at Walmarts so this is a way to save some money/hassle.
I have been chatting with a few guys that are making the trip out and I feel that there are a bunch of others that would want to go if it was possible. Finding another person for a trip like this would be really tough. Finding someone from NS to ski with can even be tricky. Meeting up for a day of skiing requires 0 commitment unlike a trip like this. NS can be a great tool and with enough planning something like this could happen. My group of friends in high school were making weekend trips to go skiing and staying in a hotel. Found a guy that lived in the town through the tinychat thread that just popped up. Ended up staying at his parents house and it saved us some money and we had a much better time. So it is possible.
I've driven coast to coast many times. It's really not too bad. Just pull over and sleep at a rest area or a WalMart parking lot when you start getting tired. Driving drowsy is no joke and is super dangerous. Having one other person makes all the difference, but I can happily do 12 hours without stopping by myself.
The longest I did was coastal British Columbia to the East Coast in just over 3 days, and that's a bit farther than you're planning. A week is a fairly relaxed amount of time to do the trip.
Eat lots of veggies and fruits and make sure you get lots of fiber. Plan ahead to eat good wholesome food so you don't pay the price when you get there.
If you are camping you can cook veggies in foil in the fire and they will be super awesome. If you are staying at hotels use the micro and do those steam in bag veggies.
A long drive will suck so much more if you are constipated so avoid the fast food as much as possible and be good to yourself.
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