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dlarocca1 Aug 24th, 2010 06:20 PM

A 22yr Old Guys Trip from NY to Cali
 
Okay. Myself and the boys are taking a winnebago down from NY to California.... We need to skinny on what to see and do along the way. Please don't say Sea World or the Zoo. We want to hike, raft, jump, climb, go out, and see some amazing things. We're all very outgoing, adrenaline junkies who are always down for something new. Any suggestions on must see's or do's along the way? Any help would be awesome.

tchoiniere Aug 24th, 2010 06:33 PM

First of all, NY is across from California. Its a big country. Buy a map and come back with a proposed itinerary with info on how long, what time of year, etc. This generic will get you nowhere.

DebitNM Aug 24th, 2010 07:34 PM

And don't call it Cali [that was a drug cartel in Columbia].

SAB Aug 24th, 2010 07:57 PM

Go to Lonely Planet, and so some research there. It is probably has advise more suitable for 22 yo adrenaline junkies. BTW Lonely Planet has some great tips for getting good advice that you might want to follow: Do your homework first; do a search of the site; and be specific.

elnap29 Aug 24th, 2010 08:03 PM

You probably would like to include MOAB in the itinerary. Lots for adrenaline-laden 22-yr-olds to do there.

Ackislander Aug 25th, 2010 04:19 AM

WV: bungee jumping, rock climbing in New River Gorge

NC: climbing in Nantahala Gorge, surfing in the Outer Banks

SC: Rafting or kayaking in the Chattooga

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park, Durango, Cortez, Mesa Verde, then Utah Canyonlands including Moab area for rockhoppng kayaking etc.

One thing. Since laws vary widely by state on what you can drink in a moving vehicle, smoke, and swallow recreationally and since there are many jurisdictions that would just love to pull over a camper full of 22 year old, fun-huntin' dudes, you need to be really careful what you have in the Winnie with you. If you've got it, a dog will find it.

I live in a big tourist area, and we have a local lawyer who advertises: "Come on vacation, leave on probation? Call 555-1212!"

nytraveler Aug 25th, 2010 09:36 AM

I think you need to get a list of places you can put that giant vehicle (just parking by the side of the rod isn;t an option unles you want to be arrested for vagrancy or trespassing.

Also - the time of year matters a lot - since many of the mountain roads are closed in the winter (which can last from oct to May in some places).

ronkala Aug 25th, 2010 10:09 AM

Go to Walmart and buy an Atlas. Then go to freetrip.com for routing from NY to CA or from point to point the way you want to go. Once your route is established you can plan in the advice received here for things you can do along the way.


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