This is my first post to this forum. I have accepted a new position in Oregon and will be heading out in early September. After a couple of days to visit friends and family in NY, my planned stops are Toledo, Des Moines, Cheyenne, Salt Lake City, Boise, and finally Portland. It seemed as though these general stops would have two long days of ~600 miles, but the rest of the trip would be less than 500 mile days.
This will be a solo trip and I will be pulling a pop-up camper (but not using it on the way out, too long to set up and tear down). The Jeep has been checked out for the trip (oil change,check hoses and belts, new brakes, and transmission fluid changed) and the camper wheel bearings will be re-packed for the trip.
Although, I do not have the time to make a lot of side trips, I'm open to any suggestions for stops along the way. Another question that I have for folks is whether or not I should worry about hotel reservations. I chose these stops assuming that a large city would likely have an abundance of hotels with rooms this time of year.
I hope to see some of you on the road.