Hey guys! This is my first post here, however, I've been here numerous times before. This time though I had some questions that I just couldn't seem to find with a search.
So here is the deal. In May, me and a couple of friends are planning a trip from Jonesboro, AR(about and hour and a half from Memphis, TN) out to the Flagstaff area(Kanab, UT to be exact.....which really isn't even in the area haha). However after looking some more I've decided that instead of coming back the way we came(Down I-40), to go up as far as Salina, UT, and cut back on I-70(across CO, KA, and MO). Round trip I am guessing around 3,200 miles, which would make the longest I've been on. We are planning on staying in Kanab, UT a few days to see the sights(Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase, Cut out on Highway 12 off of 89 far enough to loop with I-70) But the rest will be straight driving with stops on the way.
Now here is where my questions come into place. I always do the driving and we never switch off drivers. I hate to be a "passenger" and prefer to be in the pilots seat. How harsh of a drive will this be for me?
Second question is, if anyone has been on any of these routes, what would your driving hours per day be like? Right now we are planning on going from Little Rock, AR to Amarillo, TX the first day. Then form there to Kanab,UT the second. Then a similar path back home. Trying for around 10 days round trip. Is that possible? My grandparents usually make it to TX when they leave from here, so I'm guessing a few college guys can handle it. lol
Third question is the "loop" a bad idea to start with? Should we just back it a "out and back" so to speak? I've been hearing horror stories about Kansas, and the fact that it would be on the last leg of the trip, would make it even more harsh of a drive. Now I'm meaning no harm by that, just saying what relatives that use to live there, were always talking about.
And last. there is a slight possibility that I would end up making this trip alone. Do to certain factors this might just be the case. Now I've taken solo trips before(Memphis> Florida, Arkansas>South Carolina) but this one just seems huge(I know not by most of you guys standards from reading about your great adventures!) but by myself......yeah.
So there it is. Hopefully some of these can be answered. Plus any tips, places to see, or just general help would be great! Thanks guys!