Back in 2007, as a college freshman free to live as I pleased, with a love of highways and a car that needed driving, I embarked to drive every mile of state highway in Washington. At that point, a monster was born. In 2009 I moved to Wyoming and clinched that system. In 2011 I moved to Arizona and clinched that system. In 2013, I moved to Montana and finally clinched the Idaho system in 2014. While doing all that, I managed to drive and photograph at least a little bit in most of these United States. I’m currently working on driving the Montana highway system. Montana is a bit of a daunting system, lots of unpaved secondaries over a massive state, but it’s a journey that I am enjoying taking.
In the interest of driving highways in the entire country, I’m expanding my scope to start cranking out a state every year. I recently came back from an excellent vacation on the east coast, a portion of which was spent driving the entire Delaware highway system. I’m working on getting that up. My hope is to have Montana completed by the end of 2016 – I have to say, without the pressing deadline of “you’re going to graduate soon” or “your plane leaves in a couple days” to finish the job, it’s taking longer than I expected. At this point, my plan is to be in Montana for at least a few more years, and with real life starting to get in the way, there’s just not the rush to finish it that there has been for other states. That said, I’m two drives away from completing Montana west of the divide, and can then renew my focus in eastern Montana.
As for the remainder of content, I currently have a couple year backlog on getting things posted. I focus on getting Montana stuff up immediately, and then things go in reverse order by state. I’m really trying to get caught up and am finally through 2012 stuff.