This is my first post so please bare with me :)
Myself, my Brother and a mutual friend are from England and we're are doing an East to West motorcycle road trip from Washington to LA during the first 3 weeks of May 2009.
We were planning on staying in Motels for the entire duration, but due to the catastrophic fall of the £ against the $, our trip is now costing us an extra £1,000 each. (was £3,500 and now £4,500!!!!)
We are now planning on as many nights camping as possible to help reduce the budget deficit.
Our proposed route/itinery is itemised & mapped below. If you have any advice on places to see or things to do we would be very greatfull...
START - Eagle Rider Washington DC
White House, Lincoln Memorial,
Pat’s Philly Steaks 9th Street
New Jersey, New York
OCC Showroom, Empire State Building, Time Square, Ground Zero, Statue Of Liberty. Central Park.
U. S. Tsubaki, Inc. (recent addition and not added to map yet)
Detroit FMC, GM & Chrysler, Ferry to Canada (20mins), Birthplace of Motown.
Indianapolis Motor Raceway
Birthplace Abraham Lincoln & Blue Grass Museum
Graceland, JD Whiskey.
Talladega Superspeedway, The Barber Vintage Motorsports
Ferry to Louisiana
Now Orleans (French Quarter, Bourbon St.)
Route 66 (Along I-40), Alberquerque
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Monument Valley, London Bridge,
Bonneville Salt Flats
Death Valley, Hoover Dam, London Bridge, Las Vegas
Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco
END - Eagle Rider LA
Rough outline of route below...
You may notice that we pass through a few states more then once. That is due to the ambling nature of the route and the desire to see things that are not on a direct route.
Now for a few questions...
Is it leagal or safe to camp in places other than legitimate camp sites?
What are the restrictions on ad-hoc camping in the states?
Are there any restrictions on camp fires?
I rekon it'll be about 5,500 miles. Am I close or way off?
Whenever I tell anyone about our plans on camping in the US all I get in return is the theme tune to the film 'Deliverance'!!!
Thanks in advance :)