The Plan

Update: This schedule went right out the window on Day 5…We hit weather and a couple of spills later decided to divert. The next day the maintenance issues showed up. We did make up time along the way and finished only one day late. Trying to go 250 miles a day is too aggressive. If I were to do it again I would allow at least 45 days for the trip -JB

 

So I purchased the maps, roll charts, and GPS files from Sam Correro. I took the maps and put them into modified Australian folds. Loaded the GPS files onto memory cards. Then I went on to Google earth and followed the trail across the US noting the daily mileages, gas and hotel stops. The goal is to get at least 250 miles a day. Below is the preliminary plan.

TAT Daily Goal Schedule

July 9th Sunday – Day 1 goal – 247 miles End in Chatsworth, GA.  Super 8 – 613 S 3rd Ave, Chatsworth, GA 30705 ($70) Adco Inn – 321 N 3rd Ave, Chatsworth, GA 30705 ($?) Key West inn -501 G I Maddox Pkwy, Chatsworth, GA 30705 ($48)

July 10th  Monday – Day 2 goal – 253 miles End in Fayetteville, TN 130 miles between 1st gas stop…America’s Best Value Inn – 1415 Bryson Rd, Ardmore, TN 38449 ($50) Best Western – 3021 Thornton Taylor Pkwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334 ($76) Hampton Inn – 110 Redstone Dr, Fayetteville, TN 37334 ($90)

July 11th Tuesday – Day 3 Goal – 237 Miles End in Savannah, TN Quality Inn- 1645 Pickwick St, Hwy. 128 S., Savannah, TN 38372 ($63) Days Inn – 1695 Pickwick Rd, Savannah, TN 38372 ($69) Savannah Lodge – 585 Pickwick St S, Savannah, TN 38372 ($55)

When coming out of the woods and meeting 917 (Pinhook Pike Rd) (mile mark 648) turn left and go to 35.157233, -87.929095 then turn right to Old Weatherford Creek road (this cuts off loop, cuts 7 miles)

July 12th Wednesday – Day 4 Goal – 270 Miles End in Batesville MS, Ramada Inn Limited 695 MS-6 Batesville MS 38606, Days Inn 280 Power Dr. Batesville MS 38606 Batesville is 6.2 miles from route (@ McDowell rd., turn right on 278NE)

July 13th Thursday – Day 5 Goal – 286 miles End in Clinton AR, Best Western 1025 US-65 bus Clinton AR 72031, Sycamore Motel 682 US-65 bus Clinton AR 72031, Hometown Inn 424 US-65 Bus Clinton AR 72301. This route has decision point…at Gravesville mile 184.57 potential to go direct to Clinton shaving 31 miles.

July 14th Friday – Day 6 Goal – 250 miles End near Moodys OK (Gas at moodys but hotels are small lodges/camping near route.). Thunderbird Resort 7704 OK-10 Tahlequah OK 74464, War Eagle Resort 13020 OK-10 Tahlequah OK 74464, Diamondhead resort 12081 OK-10 Tahlequah OK 74464. These are all river motels (I.e. tourist camping and running the river, may not be available in July??)

July 15th Saturday – Day 7 Goal -@ the 240 mile mark there is Braman OK for camping (Matt Moreland Farms). If we push another 110 miles we can arrive in Alma OK for a hotel. Ranger Inn 420 OK-14, Alva, OK 73717 (580) 327-1981, Western Motel 608 OK-14, Alva, OK 73717(580) 327-1363, Holiday Motel 701 OK-14, Alva, OK 73717 (580) 327-3333 Plan to call ahead since we may be late.

July 16th Sunday – Day 8 Goal – 287 Miles End in Boise City OK. Townsman Hotel 1205 Main St, Boise City, OK 73933(580) 544-2506, Longhorn Motel 1012 Main St, Boise City, OK 73933(580) 544-2596

July 17th Monday – Day 9 Goal -229 miles End in La Veta CO,  La Veta Inn103 W Ryus Ave, La Veta, CO 81055(719) 742-5566, Circle the wagons RV park. 126 W 2nd St, La Veta, CO 81055(719) 742-3233

July 18th Tuesday – Day 10 – 239 Miles –Maintenance stop Sun Sports Unlimited. 219 US-50, Gunnison, CO 81230 when arriving in Sargents CO –leave route and follow US 50 33 miles to Sun Sports Unlimited. Island Acres Motel 38339 US-50, Gunnison, CO 81230 (970) 641-1442, RodeWay Inn 37760 US-50, Gunnison, CO 81230 (970) 641-0500 Spend Wednesday July 19th in Gunnison waiting on repairs.

July 20th Thursday – Day 12 Goal262 miles End at 3 step hideaway 2430 Lisbon Valley Rd. LaSal, UT 84530 435-249-5567

July 21st Friday – Day 13 Goal – 143 Miles End in Green Rriver UT. Book Cliff Lodge, 735 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525 (435) 564-3406. Sleepy Hollow Motel, 94 E Main, Green River, UT 84525. Passport Inn, 735 East Main Street, Green River, UT 84601 (435) 564-3406.

July 22nd Saturday – Day 14 Goal – 211 miles End in Ephriam UT. Willow Creek Inn, 450 S Main St, Ephraim, UT 84627, (435) 283-4566. Linnea’s B&B 244 S Main, Ephraim, UT 84627, (435) 681-0020

July 23rd Sunday – Day 15 Goal – 215 miles End in Border UT. The Border Inn U.S. 6, Utah, Baker, NV 89311, (775) 234-7300

July 24th Monday – Day 16 Goal – 155 miles Trementon UT. Western Inn 2301 W Main St, Tremonton, UT 84337, (435) 257-3399. Motel 6 585 W Main St, Tremonton, UT 84337, (435) 257-5675.  Marbel Motel 116 N Tremont St, Tremonton, UT 84337, 435) 257-3524.

July 25th Tuesda7 – Day 17 Goal – 232 miles End in Arco ID. A&B motel 766 W Grand Ave, Arco, ID 83213, (208) 527-2051. DK motel 316 S Front St, Arco, ID 83213, (208) 527-8282. Lost River Motel 405 Hwy Dr, Arco, ID 83213, (208) 527-3600.

July 26th Wednesday – Day 18 Goal – 265 miles End in Idaho City ID. Inn the Pines 3764 Hwy 21, Idaho City, ID 83631, (208) 392-9505. Idaho City hotel 215 Montgomery St, Idaho City, ID 83631, (208) 392-4499.

July 27th Thursday – Day 19 Goal – 283 miles End in John Day OR. Dreamers Lodge 144 N Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845 (541) 575-0526. Little Pine inn 250 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845, (541) 575-2100. Budget 8 motel 711 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845 (541) 575-2155.

July 28th Friday – Day 20 Goal – 264 miles End in la Pine OR. Best Western 16515 Reed Rd, La Pine, OR 97739, (541) 536-5130

July 29th Saturday – Day 21 Goal – 226 miles End in Glendale OR (7 miles south is Wolf Creek inn on maps)

July 30th Sunday – Day 22 Goal – 108 miles End in Port Orford OR. Battle Rock motel 136 US-101, Port Orford, OR 97465, (541) 332-7331

TOTAL 5,018 miles

July 31 Monday -Day 23 Goal – 595 miles –End in Boise ID. Pick up rental truck at Uhaul 1-888-303-7696 (regional office) Res# 84856622 KarKare 1717 Oregon St, Port Orford, OR 97465 P/U date is 30 July.

Aug 1st Tuesday -Day 24 Goal – 686 miles – End in Laramie WY

Aug 2nd Wednesday – Day 25 Goal – 683 miles – End in Kansas City MO

Aug 3rd Thursday – Day 26 Goal – 684 miles– End in Chattanooga TN

Aug 4th Friday – Day 27 Goal – 550 miles –End in Spring Hill FL

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