48 states in ?
It seems to me that I ince saw references to a record for circumnavigating the lower 48 states in such a way as to drive in all of them. I also recall this record being something like 7 days. Does anyone have any knowledge of or links to such endeavors today?
All around US
There's a guy on the forum who did it, he posted some information about it in a thread called "How long - all around US" in the "Planning summer road trips" section of the forum. I believe he left his e-mail if you want to contact him.
> Hi AZBuck,<BR>
> There's a guy on the forum who did <BR>
> it, he posted some information about it in a <BR>
> thread called "How long - all around US" in the <BR>
> "Planning summer road trips" section of the <BR>
> forum. I believe he left his e-mail if you want <BR>
> to contact him. <BR>
All around US
Thanks, Gen, for the pointer. I found the thread, and the very last posting had what I was looking for. Less than 6 days indeed!
Still the Best Route
I have looked at a bunch of routes to accomplish this -- I still think the best of the best was pioneered by Quest-4 back in 1994. For more information, look at the <a href = "http://www.roadtripamerica.com/people/quest4.htm">Quest-4 page<a/>.
We also maintain a list of other noteworthy routes -- check out the <a href = "http://www.roadtripamerica.com/links/routes.htm">routes page<a/>.
50 states in 8 days, lower 48 in 6 summary
Summary: 7532 miles (8 days, 0 hour, 20 minutes)
8/1/03 to 8/8/03
Hyder, Alaska to Seattle, Wa (Various Canadian hwys)
Seattle (Fly) to Maui, return to Seattle
Seattle (I-90 East)( detour to Umitilla, Or)to I-15 South
I-15 south to Utah, I-80 east to Wyoming, return to I-15
I-15 south to Las Vegas, US 93 south to Needles, Ca
Pickup I-40 in Kingman to Tucumcari, NM
US 54, US 385, US 287, US 40 to I-70 in Kansas, crossing Texas and Okla panhandles into Colorado and Kansas
I-70 E to I-29 N Missouri, Nebraska ( quick out and back on I-80 in Omaha)Iowa, S. Dakota, N.Dakota
SR 11,9,79 to I-94 in Minn.
I-94 to I-90 through Wisc and Illinois
I-80/90 to I-94 Mich
I-65 to I-74 through Ind, and Cincinnati, Oh
I-71 to Louisville
I-65 to Nashville, I-40 to Memphis, I-55 to New Orleans
I-10 to I-65 in Mobile, local roads to Florida line and back to I-65.
I-65 to I-85, to I-77 Ga, SC, NC
I-81 to I-70 to I-95 VA,WV,MD,DE,PA,NJ,NY,CT
I-91 to MA and VT
SR 101 to I-95 for NH
I-95 north to Maine, reverse direction I-95 south to RI
I would like to make another attempt at 50 States in under a week. I can improve on this route. Just waiting for the right time and right charity to raise the money for.