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Malone
01-28-2007, 05:39 PM
Im from Newfoundland and im thinking about hitch hiking there. Any guess how long that would take to hitch across the states and is that very dangerous?

jaqomatic
01-28-2007, 05:46 PM
i'd say don't do it. If you have to, don't take rides from a single driver. Do not do it if you're a girl. Just take a train.

gaypalmsprings
05-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Do it!

Sleepingrock
05-03-2009, 06:38 PM
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp132/Evil_Rich/Waterboy_2.jpg

Jakewc151
05-03-2009, 08:28 PM
A lot of states could be dangerous and a lot of states make it illegal as well. I've found most friendly hitch hiking states are California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

superfiction
05-03-2009, 10:18 PM
i tried to hitchhike home after the first night of coachella with my friend and nobody picked us up....and that was at a music festival. that said the girl who picked us up the next night gave us a ride home the third day too. so i guess it just depends on whos driving by

Jakewc151
05-04-2009, 12:39 PM
i tried to hitchhike home after the first night of coachella with my friend and nobody picked us up....and that was at a music festival. that said the girl who picked us up the next night gave us a ride home the third day too. so i guess it just depends on whos driving by

Last year I stood in front of the Ihop closest to the campgrounds and ended up getting picked up by someone who lived less then a mile from me.. Crazy shit.

SkipLaCombe
05-04-2009, 08:36 PM
I would say cross country would be pretty dangerous.

frozen pilgrim
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
don't do it cross country. hop a plane, train, or bus to BC, then hitchhike down the west coast.

Jakewc151
05-04-2009, 11:32 PM
don't do it cross country. hop a plane, train, or bus to BC, then hitchhike down the west coast.

Yep that would be the best way.. Funniest shit is while in washington along the 5 you occasionally see those anti hitchhiking signs which just so happen to have a black hand...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3288107354_dd38c1937c.jpg

I've picked up and been picked up on the 5 in Oregon.. People literally walk and bike on that shit.. Don't see much of that around here.. haha.

Wheres the beef?
05-04-2009, 11:59 PM
Yep that would be the best way.. Funniest shit is while in washington along the 5 you occasionally see those anti hitchhiking signs which just so happen to have a black hand...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3288107354_dd38c1937c.jpg

I've picked up and been picked up on the 5 in Oregon.. People literally walk and bike on that shit.. Don't see much of that around here.. haha.

What should it be instead of black? Blue?

betao
05-05-2009, 06:01 AM
What should it be instead of black? Blue?

It should be a white person with a black hand. Just to be fair.

gaypalmsprings
05-05-2009, 06:13 AM
http://www.trippytraveller.com/images/hitch-hiker-in-a-bikini1.jpg

algunz
05-05-2009, 08:04 AM
Get a bike. Phil Keoghan did it in 40 days.

"What drives me is really my will to live," said Keoghan, who had a near-death experience when he was 19 years old: He almost drowned while diving inside a shipwreck. "I'm inspired by people who seek to squeeze the lifeblood out of life. I just have this overwhelming desire to take as much of the opportunity to live as I can because you look around you and you realize a lot of people are already dead."

canexplain
05-05-2009, 08:18 AM
i have hitched a number of times across the US but the most recent was for WS99 so that was a while ago ...i would say go for it, but dont ever say i suggested it .. cr****

algunz
05-05-2009, 08:27 AM
I hitchhiked in Europe in the mid-90s but never here. Americans are scary.

canexplain
05-05-2009, 08:35 AM
I hitchhiked in Europe in the mid-90s but never here. Americans are scary.

yea i did europe and japan and people were always more friendly in general, but i never ever had any problems here either...... cr****

algunz
05-05-2009, 08:37 AM
Because you look like a Bad Santa.

canexplain
05-05-2009, 08:45 AM
Because you look like a Bad Santa.

that was funny, i still owe you btw ...... its funny our paths have never crossed because of your style .... cr****

algunz
05-05-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm waiting. :winkiss

Our paths are destined to cross because of our style.

seandlr
05-05-2009, 10:13 AM
in 08 i picked up these two guys from australia who said theyve hitchhiked from somewhere in south america the entire month before coachella

coldstart
05-05-2009, 12:18 PM
My ex and I used to hitchhike all over the place for a few years. If you're a girl, don't do it alone. She had a couple awkward experiences but was able to get away. I never had a bad experience, and always got picked up quick (except once when I spent 8 hrs on an onramp in San Jose). You will do better the further you get from big cities. Make sure you don't look intimidating or have a bunch of shit with you, that helps too.

Egull
05-08-2009, 07:40 AM
There is a trail that leads from Mexico to Canada on the west coast, It took my friend about 5 or 6 months I think, but he said it was the most life changing thing he has ever done.

nbvwes
05-08-2009, 07:29 PM
just don't forget the unwritten book of the road...

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k214/purplesmurf6988/GeorgeCarlinHitchhikingToHeaven.jpg

boarderwoozel3
05-09-2009, 09:17 PM
I'm a little disappointed in the lack of 'you gonna get raped' pictures.

Still-ill
05-09-2009, 10:32 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ivpn7lWFNEw/SJMx-eSb7xI/AAAAAAAABGk/Ck959GbzMJ8/s400/YouGonnaGetLoved.jpg

menikmati
05-11-2009, 10:32 PM
There is a trail that leads from Mexico to Canada on the west coast, It took my friend about 5 or 6 months I think, but he said it was the most life changing thing he has ever done.

Yeah the Pacific Crest Trail. I want to hike that in the next couple of years if I can find someone who is willing to go with me.

algunz
05-12-2009, 01:35 PM
I'll do it with ya Erik, but we'll have to stop often for beers and Izzy doesn't walk that fast.

Mr.Nipples
05-12-2009, 02:58 PM
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menikmati
05-12-2009, 03:43 PM
I'll do it with ya Erik, but we'll have to stop often for beers and Izzy doesn't walk that fast.

While that would be cool gunz, this hike is serious business, and I mean I'm serious about it....just need to find one or two who are also willing, then we're gone...

suprefan
07-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Not me

bluemamba
07-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Alexander Supertramp has...

PhishCake
10-24-2009, 06:08 PM
I've done Vermont to Colorado. Took me just 5 days.

If you stay by the on ramps so the cars aren't going too fast, they're more likely to stop.

I also found it VERY helpful to work the truck stops. Truckers are actually nice fellas and enjoy some company for a while. I even had one guy get on the CB radio and call ahead and set up another ride for me.

Best of all I didn't have to suck 1 dick!!!!

CellarOwl
11-18-2009, 05:50 AM
Best of all I didn't have to suck 1 dick!!!!

Facials still count.

thefriedman94
11-26-2009, 09:30 PM
don't do it cross country. hop a plane, train, or bus to BC, then hitchhike down the west coast.
I agree completely with this. Way easier & a lot safer.

WorldDestroyed
12-01-2009, 11:08 AM
A lot of states could be dangerous and a lot of states make it illegal as well. I've found most friendly hitch hiking states are California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

Watch out for Illinois. Bad experiences traveling through that state. Seems like everyone there has a butcher knife and some polish sausage on the ready.

getbetter
12-04-2009, 06:19 PM
man i wanna hitchhike that sounds fucking crazy

Devin the Dude
12-12-2009, 11:51 AM
I've picked up and been picked up on the 5 in Oregon.. People literally walk and bike on that shit.. Don't see much of that around here.. haha.

i got sidetracked off some street in northeast one day and it dumped me out on the 5. that was kind of a shock. hah.

JustSteve
12-12-2009, 07:30 PM
pretty cool story. my dad picked up a crew member while sailing down in baja. the guy is a 22 year old from the uk who is riding his bicycle alone down the west coast, started in canada and will end his trip in argentina.

Jremy
12-21-2009, 08:42 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ivpn7lWFNEw/SJMx-eSb7xI/AAAAAAAABGk/Ck959GbzMJ8/s400/YouGonnaGetLoved.jpg

oh that's good, that's very good.

kingsleyk
01-20-2010, 03:34 AM
Watch Thumbs Up and Thumbs Up 2 on VBS.tv, it's a documentary about two guys hitchhiking from South to North in series 1 then East to West in series 2. Might be some good tips on it.

mikeycarbajal
01-20-2010, 06:34 AM
I've done Vermont to Colorado. Took me just 5 days.

If you stay by the on ramps so the cars aren't going too fast, they're more likely to stop.

I also found it VERY helpful to work the truck stops. Truckers are actually nice fellas and enjoy some company for a while. I even had one guy get on the CB radio and call ahead and set up another ride for me.

Best of all I didn't have to suck 1 dick!!!!

THE UNWRITTEN BOOK OF THE ROAD...

LOL

hauntedflowers
02-02-2010, 08:26 AM
The states are a bit harder..most people frown upon hitchhiking here

iammrcandyman
02-02-2010, 09:27 AM
You guys fucking realize this thread is 3 years old right?

tahoemary
03-27-2010, 05:23 PM
It takes 3 days coast to coast (Key West FL to Burbank, CA) if you get a ride with truckers. Heard some very scary stories from fellow hitchhikers, so, if you don't have self-defense skills I'd think about it.
But people told me the same thing and I did it, so, it's up to you.

thisdj
03-27-2010, 09:31 PM
wow there's quite a few people in this thread who really need to get a job ha!