- 20,561 kms
- 21 min
Average distance of hitchhiked trip: 161 kms
- 22 very good experiences
- 276 good experiences
- 4 neutral experiences
- 2 bad experiences
Type of rides:
- 199 rides with a car
- 5 rides with a bus
- 4 rides with a truck
- 2 rides with a motorcycle
Hitchhiker, vegan, desert rat. Interested in dismantling oppressive structures and building intentional communities. Feel free to contact me on Trustroots if you are in my local area and need a place to stay- I'm always happy to help out fellow hitchhikers.
Chandler → Catalina Foothills
Chandler → Coolidge
A kind Akimel O'odham family picked us up on the edge of the Gila River reservation. Mother, father, and one year old daughter. They went out of their way to drive us to a good spot.
Florence → Catalina
Interesting character feom Oracle picked us up in Florence and drove us to Catalina, out of his way. We discussed prison abolition.
Coolidge → Florence
A middle aged white man in a yellow jeep picked us up. He had hiked 700 miles of the PCT years prior and remembered what it was like to wait for rides.
Catalina → Tucson
A single woman picked us up and drove us into Tucson. She had never picked up anyone before, and had never encounteres female hitchhikers.
|24 March 2018|
|Siena → Colle di Val d'Elsa 26km 1||15 February 2018|
53035 Monteriggioni, Province of Siena, Italy → Siena
An old man who lives in Siena stopped for us. He was intending to take the freeway and passed us in the opposite direction, turned around and drove us the scenic route. He of course warned us of the dangers of hitchhiking.
|15 February 2018|
Dresden → Munich
Dresden -> Dresdener Tor Rest Stop
A homeopathic doctor heading to Leipzig. Really nice!
Ingolstadt -> Munich
A family – a father with two adorable children who have developmental disabilities- picked me up on their way to visit Grandma.
Dresdener Tor Rest Stop -> Hermsdorfer Kreuz Rest Stop
A German man who lives and works in Thailand.
Hermsdorfer Kreuz Rest Stop -> Beyreuth
A small youth football team from Leipzig, comprised mainly or refugees. I sat next to an 18 year old kid from Afghanistan; we chatted about life in Germany, our experiences and frustrations with learning German, his family and experience as a refugee… a really interesting conversation, and a super positive experience.
Beyreuth -> Ingolstadt
A Latvian tour bus driver picked me up in his tour bus! Really fascinating guy. He was a hot balloon pilot in his youth, and now homesteads back in Latvia. We discussed permaculture, diy, the importance of top soil, etc. Great conversations!
|11 February 2018|
Payson → Phoenix
Back of a pickup
Really nice guy drove us back home. We chatted about his job repairing/installing cell phone towers and our mutual love for nature.
|29 December 2017|
Mesa → Payson
Frank, a member of the Apache tribe and a car mechanic, gave us a ride to the Fort McDowell gas station.
A couple driving a suburu plastered in Bernie Sanders stickers picked UA up and dropped us off on the Bush Highway.
Two men from Alpine who had delivered furniture they had made and were heading home. Turned around to pick us up. The older man had really fascinating stories to tell- of his hitchhiking days of glory, many past job experiences, and family life.
|29 December 2017|
Mesa → Flagstaff
Payson → Winslow
Got a ride in the back of a pickup between two mountain bikes. The scenery was stunning and the temperature outside was perfect.
Mesa → Payson
A kind bowling alley repair man picked us up; we chatted about his job, his hobby of collecting and repairing vintage cars, and the current state of affairs.
WInslow → Flagstaff
After a long wait, a local Native American couple told us to hop into the back of their truck. Perfect end to the day!
|07 October 2017|
|Brattleboro → Marlboro 20km 2||29 July 2017|
|Marlboro → Brattleboro 16km 1||25 July 2017|
Rutland → Marlboro
single woman single woman
A kind woman who was on her way to work cleaning houses. She shared about her time hiking the AT during her youth, and lamented about having no energy for herself anymore.
A yoga teacher picked me up on the way to a bridal shop to help her daughter choose a wedding dress.
A man offered to drive me out of town to the AT trailhead.
This man and his dog Katie picked me up. They drove me straight to my WWOOF host's doorstep.
|19 July 2017|
Jackson → Burlington
Two female hikers dropped me off near their trailhead.
St. Johnsbury → Danville
This woman and her dog Frodo drove me into town. She stopped despite the "Do not stop for hitchhikers" signs that unfortunately dotted the highway.
White Mountains, NH → St. Johnsbury, VT
A man named Patrick turned around to pick me up. He even changed his route so he could leave me in an advantageous spot. A really nice guy, we talked about cycling cross country, living in Germany, and building community with others.
Danville → Burlington
After an hour + wait I was starting to feel discouraged and a rain storm was rolling in. Three women driving home from vacation in Maine came to my rescue! They were old friends. We drove through a killer storm and they dropped me exactly where I needed to be.
|17 July 2017|
Plymouth → Jackson
Plymouth → Campton
A hard-of-hearing man in his 80's drove me 10 miles up the road. He dropped me off on the highway, where I waited until highway patrol came and told me to hitch from the on ramp.
Campton → White Mountains
A woman named Colleen and her seventeen year old daughter Elizabeth picked me up. They stopped at a restaurant and offered to buy me a vegan sandwich and convinced me I should come camping with them in the White Mountains. I was effectively adopted for the next 24 hours. We cooked over a campfire, played cards, and planned hikes for the next day. A really sweet family, they… (read on in Trip)
|16 July 2017|
Sunderland → Concord
single woman single woman
Sunderland →Route 10
Ally was the first car to pass by and she stopped right away. Said she couldn't leave me in the rain.
Route 10 →Northfield
Nancy was driving in the opposite direction, turned around and changed her plans to help me on my way. She walked the coastline of Wales a few years prior and remembered what it was like to be in the rain.
Northfield, MA →Keene, NH
A man named Jeff picked me up. He was very kind. An evangelical Christian who disagrees with the mainstream Christian narratives, and tries to model his life after the more radical teachings of Jesus.
A young guy named Lee picked me up. He attends grad school at UC Irvine and was in the area to visit his parents. We discussed our mutual dislike of Orange County, the best weekend trips in the Southwest, and our experiences travelling the country. He altered his route a bit to put me in a good spot.
Henniker → Concord
John Hare drove me to Concord. A retired college librarian, he was excited to share the local history of the area.
|14 July 2017|
Dalton → Northampton
A woman named Lisa was eating a meal at a local co-op and saw me hitchhiking outside. She came up to me and offered to drive me to my destination. Turns out she hitched solo all over the country during the 60's and 70's. We had some beautiful conversations about finding community, holistic medicine, and being present.
|12 July 2017|
Benedict Pond, Massachusetts, USA → Pittsfield
A kind man who emigrated from Columbia took us to Great Barrington.
A woman who made an agreement with her husband to only pick up female hitchhikers gave us a ride through town.
A woman driving to pick up her daughter from summer camp. We talked about Steiner education and the local area.
|11 July 2017|
Pittsfield → Great Barrington
Two lovely women who own a Thai restaurant in Great Barrington picked us up. We were their first hitchhikers!
A local man travelling with his dogs picked us up and dropped us at our trailhead.
|10 July 2017|
|Albany → Pittsfield 63km 3||09 July 2017|
|Syracuse → Utica 88km 3||07 July 2017|
Chemung → Elmira
Chemung → Elmira
Becky and her husband picked me up. Sweet, down to earth people, in their late 50's and covered in tattoos. Becky apparently did a series of Bigfoot documentaries in the 80's.
|01 July 2017|
|Washington → Philadelphia 243km 5||11 March 2017|