The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips

The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips (Atlas Obscura) The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature. It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel, from Mark Twain’s Roughing It(1872) to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (2012), and maps the authors’ routes on top of one another. You can track an individual writer’s descriptions of the landscape as they traveled across it, or you can zoom in…

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Great American Motorcycle Roads

 Great American Motorcycle Roads “On a cycle the frame is gone,” Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance says in his book. “You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore.” http://www.motorcycleroads.com/ Rank Name of Motorcycle Road State(s) Rating 1. The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a Texas 4.53 2. Deal’s Gap (AKA “The Dragon” or “Tail of the Dragon”) North Carolina, Tennessee 4.35 3. Cherohala Skyway North Carolina, Tennessee 4.87 4. Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina, Virginia 4.78 5. Beartooth Pass Montana, Wyoming…

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