frogeyeacidtheory:

hitchhikin up highway 1 , just north of Arcata, california.

frogeyeacidtheory:

hitchhikin up highway 1 , just north of Arcata, california.

mychack:

Well folks, I’ve completed my journey, early. I flew to Denver, hitchhiked north up through Wyoming, all the way across the state and near Salt Lake City in one day and night. I got stuck near SLC, so I took a train to Sacramento, then up to Portland. I’m here in Portland now, and while my plan was to continue down the coast to LAX to fly to New Zealand for WWOOF’ing, I’ve cancelled that and found an apartment on Hawthorne street. Portland is ridiculously beautiful and I can’t leave!! This trip was epic, and I hope you enjoy my photos. I have more, and since the West and the PNW and PDX is so gorgeous, I’ll be producing landscapes and shit that will make me  (and hopefully you) weep with joy. I’m just drooling thinking about the possibility of buying a motorcycle and a medium format camera… Damn, it’s good to be alive!

lionelpritchertlives:

Today was largely uneventful. Falling asleep at 3 AM last night was definitely a poor decision, but I was somehow able to wake up at around 7:45 AM without feeling tired at all.
Plans for California are still in place. I’ve finally saved up a lump sum of cash, enough to last me a good few weeks over there before heading back East. A buddy of mine runs a business where people ask him where they want to go, and he sets up a faux-schedule of sorts for where/when to hop on and off of trains to get to their location. Charges them 50 bucks per. I still haven’t gotten my hands on a two-way radio, but I doubt I’ll need one. The way I see it, I can take a CSX pretty far until it meets up with a CPRS, and then to a BNSF straight to Los Angeles. 
I’ll probably be leaving some time around Tuesday, and I won’t be able to make any updates en-route, although I’ll definitely snap a few pictures. I’m itching to make a stop in Connecticut en route, although I don’t want to mess up weeks of planning on a whim.
I’ve been chatting with Sam. It seems like she wants to make a stop at NYC first. I’m all for it, although I’ve already been to and from there too many times to count. She, on the other hand, hasn’t, and there’s a certain joy in watching a childlike fascination take over an individual’s face when they enter new territory for the first time. (Is that redundant? New territory for the first time… Does new territory imply that it’ll be their first time visiting it? Hmm…)
Keeping you posted.
-Lionel 

lionelpritchertlives:

Today was largely uneventful. Falling asleep at 3 AM last night was definitely a poor decision, but I was somehow able to wake up at around 7:45 AM without feeling tired at all.

Plans for California are still in place. I’ve finally saved up a lump sum of cash, enough to last me a good few weeks over there before heading back East. A buddy of mine runs a business where people ask him where they want to go, and he sets up a faux-schedule of sorts for where/when to hop on and off of trains to get to their location. Charges them 50 bucks per. I still haven’t gotten my hands on a two-way radio, but I doubt I’ll need one. The way I see it, I can take a CSX pretty far until it meets up with a CPRS, and then to a BNSF straight to Los Angeles. 

I’ll probably be leaving some time around Tuesday, and I won’t be able to make any updates en-route, although I’ll definitely snap a few pictures. I’m itching to make a stop in Connecticut en route, although I don’t want to mess up weeks of planning on a whim.

I’ve been chatting with Sam. It seems like she wants to make a stop at NYC first. I’m all for it, although I’ve already been to and from there too many times to count. She, on the other hand, hasn’t, and there’s a certain joy in watching a childlike fascination take over an individual’s face when they enter new territory for the first time. (Is that redundant? New territory for the first time… Does new territory imply that it’ll be their first time visiting it? Hmm…)

Keeping you posted.

-Lionel 

cadenciaphotography:

a hitchhiker on 101 North. 

cadenciaphotography:

a hitchhiker on 101 North. 

thelovelyrandoms:

Big Sur area. Ocean and wind.
     I got picked up by a guy in a hippie van that smelled like something had died in a gym bag while making love to patchouli. There was only one seat and buddy listened to terrible late nineties techno-pop.  
The scenery was incredible. 

thelovelyrandoms:

Big Sur area. Ocean and wind.

     I got picked up by a guy in a hippie van that smelled like something had died in a gym bag while making love to patchouli. There was only one seat and buddy listened to terrible late nineties techno-pop.  

The scenery was incredible. 

Location Location Location

hikehitcher:

And so the prophecy was fulfilled. I began hitchhiking everywhere I went. “Buses!” People would tell me. “Strangers!” I would reply. It’s much more fun than a bus, because you cant just sit in your corner and ignore everyone. No, you have to make actual conversation. Plus it gets you out of your comfort zone, which is where all the fun is! It’s cheaper, too.

I moved out and moved in. Away from an ex-girlfriend, in with a close friend. He gave me a month to find a job; I found one in 2 weeks. Hitchhiking to the nearby town searching almost every day, until Taco Bell was nice enough to bless me with minimum wage and eventually a second home. It just so happened that it was just off the main highway. One stretch of road I had to traverse to and fro. Convenience I can appreciate.

Thus began my real test. I wasn’t just hitchhiking to and from for pleasure, I actually depended on strangers to get me to and from work. This took planning, being prepared, and having my thumb out there at least an hour early. It took looking my best for random people to scrutinize me and decide whether I was worth the risk. It took the right spot, so the cars were going slow enough to stop and go without damaging the fragile infrastructure of our roads. It took a nice smile, clean clothes, and a good attitude.

Again, I found myself very lucky. The perfect place happened to be practically across the street. 

It’s only about 15 miles…

But those 15 miles have completely altered my way of thinking, my personal beliefs, and has inspired in me the will to travel and see more. Much, much more.

Over the following weeks I’ll tell you many stories and experiences I’ve had. From successful business men who never even finished school yet manage a huge business, people drunk or drugged out, stealth camping after dark, and everything in between. 

Then, when I begin my adventure I’ll use this to document everything I do.

vagabomber:

2012 resolution: more outdoor adventures.

vagabomber:

2012 resolution: more outdoor adventures.

Hitchhiking Photos/Audio on my website

mostlyphotos:

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find at jeffemtman.com

This is a very small sample of the photos (there’s also captions and audio and no watermarks) over on my main site. Just follow these easy instructions:

kerosenebarbie:

moving on[thumbing over the eel river] 

kerosenebarbie:

moving on
[thumbing over the eel river]