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Hello everyone, I'm Alex currently in michigan. I have wanted to ride freight trains since I was pretty young, my brother hopped and hitched for a long time. From time to time he would bring home amazing, open minded, and always really funny people, normally with some silly face tats. Life went on and I never really made any plans to go, but now I have a vague plan to leave in June, maybe a little before to try and get to MDF, a place my brother and his friends used to hop to every year. I plan on hitch hiking with a friend, and riding freights.
This is a grand website with a lot of great info/stories/photos. I have done some research on my methods of travel. I have a few hobbies that I think could be useful- camping, playing guitar, singing, and urban exploration. I definitely believe that I can adapt to any situation, and am looking for an adventure, even if it ends up being only a couples of weeks, or a couple of years.
I have a good idea that a good chunk of the time I will be cold, hungry, have to have patience, and be at ease being alone. I just gotta try it out. Yoo, everybody have a good day and get at me if you wanna chat. My vague plan involves leaving from Michigan to Chicago, to Denver, to Seattle where my brother is.
 
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Awesome plan my man! Always good to see someone who has done research and understands the realities and complexities of the hardships of the road! Best of luck!
 
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Welcome! You have a awesome plan and good attitude!
If you want to bypass Chicago, go to Muskegon and hop on the Lake Express and come to Milwaukee. You can catch out on a train and head up to the Twin Cities and then on to Seattle.
Thanks for that, I have a good friend in muskegon, so I can chill with her too for a minute. I do have a lot of friends and family in chicago but I've heard it's a bitch to hitch hike out of and it looks like it has a thousand different railroads.
 
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Thanks for that, I have a good friend in muskegon, so I can chill with her too for a minute. I do have a lot of friends and family in chicago but I've heard it's a bitch to hitch hike out of and it looks like it has a thousand different railroads.
Not a problem! BTW: the Lake Express ferry doesn't operate until mid or late April till late October. Which departs Milwaukee to Muskegon and then back. It's a fun ride! You can even bring your bicycle on it for a fee. It's one way to avoid the Chicago headaches!
 

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