Ok -change of plans for this summer. The Intrepid Road Trip Partner and I were to go to Big Bend and the Grand Canyon and all points in between. Lots of hiking. I've been getting into shape since January in preparation for this. Then my companion goes and breaks her foot. So, our original plan is out and I'm working on something that would take approximately 10 days and involve lots of driving and minimal walking.
First thought = Drive to Minnesota and take a left. I need to work on what comes after than Left turn still. Any suggestions would be welcome.
However, I am noting a problem. The only direct north/south route appears to be Highway 71. I've traveled it rather extinsively in North Louisiana and Arkansas, but have not experienced it past that. Any thoughts?
I have to say that it's kind of cool to think about taking a two lane highway all the way to Minnesota from here. But with only ten days I also don't want to spend all of my time driving to Minnesota, I would also like to see a bit of North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming if possible before heading home.