- 20,385 kms
- 21 min
Average distance of hitchhiked trip: 161 kms
- 22 very good experiences
- 275 good experiences
- 4 neutral experiences
- 2 bad experiences
Type of rides:
- 198 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.
Asheville → Roanoke
Asheville, North Carolina → Colonial Heights, Tennesse
A cool couple with a dog from Asheville stopped for us after a 40 minute wait. We chatted about politics and travel and they went out of their way to drop us in a good location. Wonderful people!
Colonial Heights, Tennessee → Wytheville, Virginia
A man named Ben picked us up. He was in Tennessee for his daughter's track meet, headed back to Ohio.
Wytheville, Virginia → Radstock, Virginia
A woman and her young son, we rode in the back of her red pickup. She said she'd pray to Jesus for our safety and wished us luck.
Radstock, Virginia → Highway near Roanoke, Virginia
Two Cuban men picked us up. They spoke only Spanish, and I spoke Italian with them… Somehow we understood each other!
Highway near Roanoke → Downtown Roanoke, Virginia
A super sweet woman with a dog picked us up before we even put out our thumbs. Drove us right where we needed to be.
|04 March 2017|
Woodstock → Asheville
single woman family single woman police encounter single woman
Holly Springs → Canton
Another woman drove us to the next town. Talked about fly fishing and owning her own land.
Canton → Jasper
A couple just going for a drive offered to drive us a ways. It was their 5 year old son's birthday.
Jasper → Blue Ridge
A German woman who lives in Blue Ridge picked us up.
Blue Ridge → Mineral Bluff
Two women from Tennessee picked us up. Their accents were very distinct! Referred to us as "you'ins" instead of "y'all." Warned us that there is a lot of drug addiction in the area.
Mineral Bluff → Culberton
Two older conservative women stopped for us. "Are you girls crazy???" They had never picked up hitchhikers before, but felt they had to stop for us.
Culberton → Murphy
Lee, originally from San Antonio, drove us to Murphy on his way to Walmart.
Murphy → Andrews
This man saw us before he went into Walmart and thought "I'll give them a ride if they're still out there when I'm done." We were still out there, so he offered to drive us to the next town over. Ex-army, married with 2 kids. Said he wished more people who claim Christianity actually followed Christ's teachings.
Andrews → Asheville
Brian was awesome! He lives in Asheville and offered us his couch, and gave us many recommendations for what to do in the city. We discussed veganism, feminism, racism, activism, and nonviolent communication.
Woodstock → Holly Springs
After standing at the on ramp for 30 minutes, 2 police showed up. The Concerned Citizens of Woodstock had reported 2 teenager girls were trying to hitchhike (we are 24 and 26 years old lol.) The police were cordial with us and wished us luck. After another 30 minutes, a woman named Kathy drove us a few exits up. She works as a cleaner, and said if she wasn't heading to work… (read on in Trip)
|02 March 2017|
|New Orleans → Slidell 52km 1||26 January 2017|
|Oceti Sakowin Camp ND-1806 Mandan, ND 58554 → Cannon Ball 66km 1||18 November 2016|
|Cannon Ball → Bismarck 90km 1||16 November 2016|
|Cannon Ball → Bismarck 90km 1||14 November 2016|
Ashland → Reno
Two older men driving to Reno for a weekend of gambling. Really nice fellows, former school teachers, have a "No hate, no fear, no Trump" bumper sticker.
|03 November 2016|
Prospect → Cascade Gorge
This lovely woman from Idaho with her dog Luna. We talked about farming and hiking.
|23 October 2016|
Cascade Gorge → Prospect
A bounty hunter named Kay Rae Rae. She told me I was CRAZY for hitchhiking without a knife. She offered to give me a bicycle to ride instead. Warned me about rednecks.
|22 October 2016|
Prospect → Medford
Nice local lady with a pug named Bug drove us into town.
|10 October 2016|
Cascade Gorge → Prospect
This guy from North Pole, Alaska picked us up. He shared some great anecdotes about growing up in a town dedicated to Christmas.
|10 October 2016|
Crater Lake, Oregon 97604, USA → Prospect
This woman stopped for us because she thought we were PCT hikers. She works for Save the Children and had some interesting stories. She drove us out of the park.
A sweet couple from Mississippi stopped for us, we rode in the back of their pickup all the way to our farm. We were super touched, because they pulled over a few times to make sure we were warm, giving us blankets and extra sweaters to put on. Really good people.
|08 October 2016|
Prospect → Crater Lake, Oregon 97604, USA
A couple from Idaho who were returning to Boise after a successful trimming season. They rearranged stuff in their car to make room for us.
Two sisters in their seventies heading all the way to Crater Lake! Sweet, sweet ladies.
|08 October 2016|
Klamath Falls → Medford
A guy who works in pest control.
|03 October 2016|
Eugene → Klamath Falls
A woman named Kaitlin, she thought I was a PCT hiker. Drove me to her trailhead.
A group of college kids going hiking. Drive out of their way to get me to a decent spot.
A gay man who grew up in Klamath Falls. We talked about his life and rural Oregon and listened to show tunes.
|01 October 2016|
Cougar Hot Springs, Oregon, USA → Eugene
Cougar Hot Springs →Eugene
Rilo drove me to Eugene after a day at the hot springs!
|29 September 2016|
Arcata → Cougar Hot Springs, Oregon, USA
Arcata →Cougar Hot Springs
I was hitchhiking with a woman from Slovenia and a man from Spain. They were heading to Grants Pass, I hoped to go further. Rilo stopped for us, and I ended up going all the way to Cougar Hot Springs with her and camping there for the night.
|28 September 2016|
Elk → Arcata
Elk →Fort Bragg
Jeff, a former peace activist who was drafted into the Vietnam war, picked me up. Shared lots of interesting stories.
Fort Bragg →Willets
After a two hour wait, Jeff returned and said he couldn't leave me in such a bad spot. He ended up driving me 45 minutes out of his way to Willets.
Willets →Rest stop
A local man with a long grey beard.
Rest stop →Arcata
Two women from a Eureka, former traveler kids. Drove out of their way to get me to Arcata.
|27 September 2016|
Sebastopol → Elk
A woman with her daughter drove me to a better spot
A kiwi man gave me a ride a few miles out. He said "the more you travel the more you trust."
A fisherman named Tony picked me up. He's a pacifist who likes helping out travelers. Drove out of his way.
Gualala →Point Arena
A Christian man picked me up. He evangelized and shared conspiracy theories.
Point Arena →Elk
Two kids going camping picked me up. Told me about the local queer scene and gave me recommendations.
|26 September 2016|
Myers Flat → Santa Rosa
Meyers Flat →Santa Rosa
Hitched a converted school bus! Three Israelis and an American picked us up.
|22 September 2016|