Because from here on out, I get to work on my Bucket List because I've got the Monkey off my back!


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

49 State Road Trip Log 2017-

While it was my intent to post log entries daily while on the road trip this proved to be impossible. Most non-commercial campsites did not have internet connections, as a matter of fact most didn’t even have cell phone reception.

What I ended up doing was posting the daily logs whenever possible. The ‘Day’ count is not meant to reflect real time. You can determine real time from the posting date on each entry. The day count excludes days not one the road trip and is meant only to reflect days on the road.

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Move-out and trip prep:
Leaving Indy:

Trip Log: 2017

Day 2: Travel Day (Mississippi)
Day 3: Natchez, Mississippi
Days 3-6: The Natchez Trace Parkway
Day 5: Tupelo, Mississippi-- The King
Day 6: Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery
Day 6: The Natchez Trace Parkway Arches
Day 7: Tennessee (travel day)
Day 8: Basecamp Kingston, TN
Day 9: Smoky Mountains (part 1 Laurel Falls)
Day 9: Smoky Mountains (part 2 Clingsman Dome)
Day 10: Mt. Mitchell, NC
Day 11: The Wilderness Road (part 1)
Day 11: The Wilderness Road (part 2)
Day 12 The Wilderness Road & Cumberland Gap.
Day 12: The end of the first leg of my 49 State Road Trip.
Day 13-15: Cataract Falls and Patoka Lake.
Day 16 & 17: Camp Breckinridge, KY
Day 18: Travel Day: Corydon, Indiana
Day 19: Clifty Falls SRA, Indiana.
Day 20: Tunnel Falls
Days 19-21: Madison IN
Day 22: Indiana Dunes State park on Lake Michigan
Day 23: Port Huron Float Down

Day 24 Total Eclipse of the Sun: O’Fallon, MO.

Day 25 St. Genevieve Ferry, St. Genevieve, Missouri.

Because of several factors I have had to limit my time on the road to short trips of 7 to 10 days at a time, so the the 49 states will not be completed in one summer. In spite of this I have been having a great time and still have plans to complete it no matter how long it takes. This log still has several days from 2017 to be posted.