Hitchhiking trips:

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Crater Lake, Oregon 97604, USA → Prospect 71km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 2
Three people single woman

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
Eugene → Klamath Falls 279km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3
Alone single woman

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 89km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1
Alone single woman

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 557km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1
Three people single woman

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
Sebastopol → Elk 154km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 5
Alone single woman


A woman with her daughter drove me to a better spot

Sebastopol →Freestone

A kiwi man gave me a ride a few miles out. He said "the more you travel the more you trust."

Freestone →Gualala

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
Eugene → Crescent City 360km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 5
Two people single woman

Eugene →Roseburg

A man who struggled with poverty in the past, and tries to help others when they are down and out.

Roseburg →Canyonville

A woman with kids and a grow in Canyonville.

Canyonville →Grants Pass

Man traveling in a van with his dog. Great hitchhiking and train hopping stories from the 60's and 70's.

Grant's Pass →Cave Junction

Man named Geronimo. Has a grow in cave Junction. Really sweet person.

Cave Junction →Crescent City

Cool outdoorsy guy who lives in Arcata.

15 September 2016
Ontario → Morgan Lake, Oregon 97850, USA 193km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3
Two people single woman single woman

Ontario → rest stop north of Baker City

Connie was this sweet woman in her sixties driving a red pickup truck. She made it a point to show us scenic views of Snake River and stop at historical spots along the way. She said it was her "me day" so she was doing whatever she wanted.

Baker City → La Grande

A pair of truckers stopped and drove us to La Grande. The one driving was from Florida; he's done some awesome long distance mountain biking trips and he was a marine for a while. He was training the other man, a young guy named Vladimir from Brooklyn. They were funny and interesting.

La Grande → Morgan Lake

An amazing woman named B picked us up! She drove out of her way to take us to our camp spot because she "couldn't pass by other women." She is a retired trucker and president of La Grande's vintage car club.

13 September 2016
Kanab → Salina 270km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1
Two people single woman

Kanab → Great Western Trail

Bronwyn picked us up almost immediately! Super cool woman in her mid twenties who said "I couldn't drive by two other women and not help them out" :) We vibed super well. Terrific conversations. She was driving across country and dropped us directly at our campsite.

06 September 2016
Wahweap Bay, United States → Kanab 112km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3
Two people single woman RV family single woman

Lake Powell → Hwy 89

A Navajo woman named Rose picked us up while we were hiking out and gave us a short ride to the highway. She works at the lake cleaning boats. A very kind woman!

Hwy 89 North

A family of five picked us up in their RV! It was very cush. They were super nice, had three kids ages 13, 6, and 4. They were on vacation from SLC. They were heading to a slot canyon so they dropped us off on a stretch of desert highway.

hwy 89 → Kanab

Vee picked us up after a two hour wait in the desert! She was from Page, AZ heading to Fredonia, AZ and the most direct way to get there was through Utah. She talked about hunting with a bow and arrow, living in a rural area, and her family.

06 September 2016
Antwerp → Amsterdam 169km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 4
Alone family single woman

German couple with a 5 month old baby

Dutch art curator on her way to visit her father in a nursing home.

15 June 2014
Lake Montezuma → Phoenix 169km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 2
Two people single woman family first time hitchhiking

My first hitchhiking experience!

I was taking a rideshare to Phoenix from Flagstaff when the driver's car broke down. Stranded on the roadside, another passenger named Kayla and I decided to try to hitchhike instead. It worked! We stuck out our thumbs, and an SUV pulled over shortly after. It was a mom and her four kids, driving down to Phoenix to get a tattoo. We were hooked!

09 September 2011
Ezuz → Mitzpe Ramon 99km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3 1
Two people single woman

Ride in the back of a farm truck with a bunch of olives

A woman from Neot Semadar picked us up. Neot Semadar is one of the few kibbutzim in Israel that have not been privatized. Everyone who lives there shares finances, no one has a specialized job, and they truly live as a community. It was fascinating to get her perspective on what it is like to live in such a place, as well as her opinions on why so many kibbutzim have moved… (read on in Trip)

17 October 2014
Flowing Springs → Canyon De Chelly, Arizona 86503, USA 341km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 8 5
Two people family single woman single woman single woman family single woman single woman

Pine → Strawberry

Didn't like the vibe with this man, we probably shouldn't have taken the ride. Nothing bad happened, but I felt sketched out.

Hwy → Canyon de Chelly Visitor's Center

Young boys (looked too young to be driving) in a pickup. We sat in the back with the two dogs. Martina's hat flew away :(

Flowing Springs Campsite → Pine

A mom in her 30's with tattoos and three girls ages 8,9,10. Had been camping nearby us.

Visitor Center → Junction Restaurant (Chinle)

A woman who was "just going for a drive." Recommended the Junction restaurant for good local food, and dropped us off right where we needed to be… We ate Navajo tacos.

Burnside → Canyon de Chelly (North Rim Hwy)

A Christian Navajo woman who asked me if I believe in the Bible. She said "It seems simple enough to me."

Chinle → Campground at Canyon de Chelly

A family gave us a ride in the bed of their pickup, just as the sun was setting.

Strawberry → Burnside (Navajo Nation)

A lovely woman in her late 20's named Larose picked us up. She is Navajo. We stopped at an outdoor flea market in Dikon, most people were selling stuff out of the trunks of their cars. Bought some Kneel Down bread (good!) and talked with locals. Stopped at her mom's house in Greasewood. She told us about her high school sweetheart, who used to drive his quad across the open… (read on in Trip)

Hwy → Antelope House

A young girl driving quickly to pick up her mom, whose beadwork is destroyed in rain.

28 June 2015
Mesa → Pine 144km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 6 2
Two people single woman family family family family

Payson → Tonto Natural Bridge

A Christian man who had done time in prison. Picked us up in a U-Haul. Offered us lots of help through his church. Told us about some weird spiritual energy on a certain stretch of highway.

Mesa → Fountain Hills

A kind woman from the valley picked us up. She reminisced about hitchhiking with friends as a teenager.

Fountain Hills → Payson

A mother and her 23 year old son with their two dogs

Tonto Natural Bridge → (Up)

After the hike, there were only a handful of cars in the parking lot. We caught a ride in the back of a pickup.

Tonto Natural Bridge → Campsite North of Payson

A sweet latino family, who were worried about dropping us off on the side of the highway with a storm rolling in. We sat in the bed of their truck. They gave us Gatorade.

Tonto Natural Bridge → (Down)

A big family, we squeezed in

27 June 2015
Flagstaff → Red Mountain, Arizona 86001, USA 50km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3
Two people single woman family

A man in his 70's picked us up on his way to go mushroom picking.

Someone on her way to ski at Snowbowl.

A father and his unschooling son picked us up on their way back from a trash delivery at the dump. They lived in an off-the-grid house hidden away in the wilderness.

26 June 2012
Portland → Olympia 182km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1 1
Alone single woman

Wow did I connect with this woman! Her name was Katie and her car barely had room for me- it was packed with moving boxes and her large dog. We talked for hours about midwifery, feminism, religion, Americorps, primitive skill building, and so many other things. In Olympia we met up with her sister and we all went to dinner. She read my tarot.

05 October 2012
Eugene → Portland 178km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 3 1
Two people single woman couchsurf

Another man picked us up on the highway and drove us to Salem. He, too, recommended we see Multnomah Falls.

As I was standing on the highway, another hitchhiker approached me. His name was Oystein. He was a 23 year old Norwegian sporting a ukulele. We were both hitching to Portland so we decided to pair up. A man pulled over a few minutes later and drove us 20 minutes up the road. He was an interesting character, who recommended we see Multnomah Falls if we got the chance.

Karen picked us up in a Prius. She hitchhiked solo across the U.S. three times in the 70's. She was very excited to see young people "like us" hitchhiking and exploring. She was very taken by us, and wished we could meet her adolescent son to expose him to travelers. She invited us to stay the night at her home in the Columbia Gorge, offering to make us dinner and take us to… (read on in Trip)

02 October 2012
Redding → Grants Pass 287km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 1 1
Alone single woman couchsurf

There was a wildfire on the I-5, and I thought I would be stuck in (super sketchy) Redding for the night. Liz picked me up just as the sun was setting! We ended up talking for hours on the backed up highway, and she invited me to stay with her and her partner. We all went to a concert together, they showed me their small organic farm, and I slept on a sweet porch bed outside…. (read on in Trip)

26 September 2012
San Simeon → Monterey 150km Hitchhiked by Wallpaper 2 1
Alone single woman

British honeymooners picked me up. Adorable couple. They were in their thirties, used to hitchhike, now they're into airbnb. They dropped me off in a horrible spot.

A woman named Allison picked me up in a Prius. She was also on a solo trip, driving across the US, trying to figure things out. We stopped at Big Sur along the way, she shared Baklava with me (the first time I had tried it, it was delicious!) and we even spotted a rare albino deer. She drove me all the way to my couchsurfing host’s doorstep in Monterey.

13 September 2012
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