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Old 10-03-2014, 06:44 AM   #1
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Question Escape Route Ideas - FL to Montana

I've got a few ideas planned, anyone have suggestions on routes to get from Florida to Montana avoiding major highways and Texas? I'm planning on leaving for Montana soon based on how things pan out currently with the health crisis facing our nation.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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No ideas here, just being nosy, but why avoid Texas? I gotsta know...

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To much late night television?
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I've got a few ideas planned, anyone have suggestions on routes to get from Florida to Montana avoiding major highways and Texas? I'm planning on leaving for Montana soon based on how things pan out currently with the health crisis facing our nation.
Avoiding Texas? Perhaps because of the recent news about an Ebola patient in that state?

There's no reason to avoid Texas. In fact, there are areas in west Texas more sparsely populated than Montana, and with year-round camping weather as well, which would be important for a full-timer such as yuorself.

But having said that, methinks you're blowing the whole Ebola thing out of proportion. Since it's transmitted by contact with bodily fluids from a person who is showing symptoms, it's actually less contagious than HIV—which can be transmitted by contact with bodily fluids from people who don't show symptoms. You didn't run for the wilds of Montana for the HIV/AIDS scare, did you? If not, there's no reason to run and hide from an Ebola scare, either.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:11 AM   #5
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Escape Route Ideas - FL to Montana

Just curious... I couldn't tell you what's on late night television if I wanted to. Have to get up too early for work. But when someone posts, "...avoid major highways (which I totally get) and Texas..." it piques my curiosity. I'll leave it alone then... Sorry for the hijack.

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I totally missed the health crisis issue in your initial post. Ok, now I get it. Thanks Pro...
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If you want to worry about something consider my greatest fear, that of pulling my Airstream through the mid west during a big thunder/lightning/hail storm which they seem to be having a lot of this time of year.

Stick to the southern tier where it is much warmer than Montana.
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Avoiding Texas? Perhaps because of the recent news about an Ebola patient in that state?

There's no reason to avoid Texas. In fact, there are areas in west Texas more sparsely populated than Montana, and with year-round camping weather as well, which would be important for a full-timer such as yuorself.

But having said that, methinks you're blowing the whole Ebola thing out of proportion. Since it's transmitted by contact with bodily fluids from a person who is showing symptoms, it's actually less contagious than HIV—which can be transmitted by contact with bodily fluids from people who don't show symptoms. You didn't run for the wilds of Montana for the HIV/AIDS scare, did you? If not, there's no reason to run and hide from an Ebola scare, either.
lol

You're so funny.

We have family in Montana, with a place to park covered. Escape was a joke.

Last two times going west we've gone thru Texas across the highway system.

It seemed endless, dull and boring. I know there is more to texas, but it's as boring as driving thru Illinois.
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Try I-75 to I-24 to I-57 to I-64 to I-70 to I-29 to I-90
FL, GA, TN, KY, IL, MO, IA, SD, WY, MT
This looks to be about 2,500 miles depending on your destination in MT.
The worst traffic is in Atlanta, Chattanooga, St Louis and Kansas City...depending on the time of day. Mount Eagle west of Chattanooga is an easy short climb and an even shorter descent west bound. Be sure to take the short detour thru the Badlands of SD and spend a couple of days in Rapid City to see Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park. Of course while in MT you are relatively close to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
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We did that trip last year from south Florida to Bonaza creek a little north of the Arctic circle.I cant offer a suggestion,but i can say if i were to do it again i would definitly avoid Illinois and Indiana as the roads were terrible and the highest gasoline prices we saw on the lower 48 on our route.!
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Try I-75 to I-24 to I-57 to I-64 to I-70 to I-29 to I-90.

Avoiding major highways: You're doing it wrong... 😜

And I feel the same way about a trip through Texas... Even worse than I-75 through Georgia.
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Try I-75 to I-24 to I-57 to I-64 to I-70 to I-29 to I-90
FL, GA, TN, KY, IL, MO, IA, SD, WY, MT
This looks to be about 2,500 miles depending on your destination in MT.
The worst traffic is in Atlanta, Chattanooga, St Louis and Kansas City...depending on the time of day. Mount Eagle west of Chattanooga is an easy short climb and an even shorter descent west bound. Be sure to take the short detour thru the Badlands of SD and spend a couple of days in Rapid City to see Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park. Of course while in MT you are relatively close to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
just a short distance across the southwest corner of IL
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Google Maps? Punch in your start and end points and move the dots to more desirable routes.
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Montana in winter! Why?

I would be more concerned about freezing weather in Montana than Ebola in Florida.
If you go north, watch out for the snowbirds going south.
The migration is about to start (me included)
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