Worst State to Hitch Through? (1 Viewer)

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only ever hitched on the east coast, but virginia is pretty terrible. there are signs all up on the on ramp that say pedestrians prohibited and signs with thumbs with X's through them. a friend and i tried to hitch up on 81, walked onto the interstate, and literally right after we stick out our thumbs a state trooper pulls us over.
 
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New Jersey's worst place to hitchhike, compared with the rest of the world cus everyplace there is suburbia and no one's ever seen a hitchhiker in nj.
 

Alex shumate

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nebraska was deffinatly a challenge but got through va is difficult now that they have made it illegal for the most part
 

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In general I found hitchhiking through the States to be quite more difficult than hitchhiking through Canada. As for the States, my toughest luck was in South East California, trying to make it to B.C. We kept passing through bland dirty cities and getting pulled over by cops, then driven to truck stops that wanted nothing to do with us so we were stuck on several occasions. Doesn't help that it was cold and rained a lot. Eventually we made it to Sacramento which was pretty cool. I'd have to give the West coast of California a try, but screw ever trying to go through the South East again!
 

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i really hate hitch hikeing but you have to do it
texas sucks to hitch NM,GA,AL,LA,FL,KT,OHIO,CO
i try to ride trains much as possible i look like shit and smell
people tend to get scared of me they see my tats and dont want me in there car
one time i held a sighn up that said hail satan 666 and it worked
 
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I see Ohio a lot here and I am gonna have to agree. Highway patrol threatened to arrest me if they saw me hitching again, either walking the interstate or thumbing on the on ramp. It's taken me 2 days to get 55 miles. Worse than Texas that's for sure. Fuck Ohio!
 

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In general I found hitchhiking through the States to be quite more difficult than hitchhiking through Canada. As for the States, my toughest luck was in South East California
I'm born and raised in northern california and I went thru south east california last year. I don't know if it's just the sun in the desert making them pricks like New Jersey people but fuck that shit. I had an old man come up to me and my girlfriend near palm springs at a rest stop say "you'd make more money with the sign saying 'we'll never some back'". when we had a sign saying "just not here" at a rest stop in the middle of the desert up.
 

EphemeralStick

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Had the worst luck in Florida, though to be honest I shoulda seen that one coming. That entire state needs to sink in the ocean already.
 

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I've probably said this before on here but, Phoenix, Arizona was the worst hitching experience I've had. Have no desire to go back there at all.
 

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i tried hitching in Wyoming didn't get one ride haven't tried Kansas yet but I'll let you know in a few days
 
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I've seen a lot of people say florida. I've done more hopping than hitching in FL(my native state) but I've had plenty of luck as far as getting a ride goes. been picked up by drunk drivers and senile old dudes, but FL has always shown me love.

If you can't make it through the southeast without getting "stuck" you might need to check yourself and recognize where you are.

Edit: for example, last time I was in florida, we got off our train in Baldwin and made it to Ocala that night. Then after the gathering, went to st.augustine for a week, got a ride to jax(two rides) within an hour and caught out that night.

All of our rides were with working class pickup truck drivers, no rainbow busses or anything.

A good sign is "pickup truck, pick us up!" with a big smiley face with a doobie hangin out it's mouth.
 

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Fucking FL. Fuck that place.

I had to pretty much walk out. One guy who used to travel picked me up but it was only about 20 miles. I was appreciative of course.
 

Rob Nothing

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So far only hitched through washington, oregon (couldn't have picked an easier place to start), and north california.

I just want to say that sacramento was a rude awakening after oregon. I was stuck there a week. I tried the 49er stop toward SF, hoping to make it to 101, and 4 other ramps along the 5 through the city. Finally heard about a bus out for 5 bucks to SF and took that and then out for another 20 on the same bus. Not a fun time if you aren't prepared. Don't plan to hitch that area again ever if I can help it. And unless I'm hopping out or into roseville, I'd plain rather not set foot in CA again without bringing some money.
 

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