walking PCH / Highway 1 (1 Viewer)

kevin

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hello. I currently live in Long Beach, CA and am looking for cheap adventure. for awhile now I have been tossing around the idea of packing up my backpack with the essentials and hiking/walking up highway 1... my goal is to walk from long beach to oregon. and camp along the coast. any tips & advice on places to go or stay away from ? anything would be much appreciated.
 
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I met a kid who was doing this from frisco to seattle, tho he ended up hitching some rides. I dont know why anyone would choose to walk on the road with cars coming around the corner and past you at 35 mph, especially when theres the pacific crest trail. But im a bit lazy. Food is expensive, at least north of san fran. And you will be eating tons if youre high all the time (which you should be :~]). Its beautiful though
 
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I've walked and hitched the PCH from Venice to Vandenberg Air Force Base where a really nice christian soldier picked me up, took me to where PCH and US 101 come back together and bought me a greyhound ticket to SF. I've walked and hitched down from SF to Big Sur where I was forced to turn back due to a mud slide south of Big Sur. I've also done it between SF and Humboult county where my hand with thumb out was hit by the side mirror of a car coming around a blind turn. In many parts of the PCH there is no shoulder at all, tons of blind turns, logging trucks in Mendocino county and once when I was walking down the PCH I seen a sign that said "one lane highway ahead" when I got to it there were orange cones marking where one of the lanes fell off into the ocean.
 
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What happened to our choo choo ride with wedgies along the way?

Nice route to hitch. If I were to do it I'd walk/hitch from Santa Barbara. Hitching anywhere near LA is gonna sukk. Also, may want to consider using public trans to get to the north side of the bay area.
 
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What happened to our choo choo ride with wedgies along the way?

Nice route to hitch. If I were to do it I'd walk/hitch from Santa Barbara. Hitching anywhere near LA is gonna sukk. Also, may want to consider using public trans to get to the north side of the bay area.
I got a ride from some surfers to malibu but then walked to ventura tried walking out of ventura and got a ride from ventura county sheriffs to the santa barbera county line. I used to take Muni to Golden Gate Bridge and walked over and through Sausalito to where PCH and 101 split apart.

One more thing when the PCH and US 101 are together and the US 101 is a freeway then it is illegal to walk it and the CHP will fuck with you if they catch you.
 

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I was camping in big sur in maybe 2006, and met a few people who were doing this. Crazy people, but they seemed to make it fine. One couple on bikes that had started in alaska, and were going all the way to tierra del fuego. 1 guy who travelled for years, only by foot, and had a pet goat. And finally this crazy guy, who was barefoot, and the only thing he carried was a small refrigerator, strapped close with a belt, and slung over his shoulder. he was maybe in his 50s, and was walking north, from the mexican border. I have hitched this route a lot of times, but can imagine it being a really nice walk if you have the patience.
 

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hwy 1/101 is awesome... ive hitched up and down between oregon and LA a bunch...lots of freindly stoner surfers and cool coastal surfer towns down south and epic redwood country up north....you wont regret it......and no offense but walking is fun and all, but it dont hurt to stick outcho thumb.......... beware of tweekers!....if you suspect somebody's all tweeked out run the other way......(my only issue with hitchin that route)
 
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hello. I currently live in Long Beach, CA and am looking for cheap adventure. for awhile now I have been tossing around the idea of packing up my backpack with the essentials and hiking/walking up highway 1... my goal is to walk from long beach to oregon. and camp along the coast. any tips & advice on places to go or stay away from ? anything would be much appreciated.


Hey buddy im doing the same mabey we can do this as a team i live in simi valley and have routed this trip for a year to get ready message me back brother
 

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Best hitch I ever did was with a tweeker. Guy brought me from eureka to crescent city, gave me beer and good convo, all the while twacked out of his head. I don't judge, not even if yer a lil tweeked.


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