Well, I decided at my young age I need to get out and see the country a bit. I am 20, have 1 online class this summer and just lost my job. I am taking my savings, putting the mountain bike on the roof and driving to wherever life takes me.
I am looking for some advice on which trails in the Midwest and the west coast are the must see trails. I am starting in Minneapolis, MN with the only definitive stop being Des Moines, IA. My goal is to stop in and see some family in Tulsa, OK and maybe venture out to see other family in Berkley, CA.
Moab is definitely on the list of considerations. I know there are lots of trails in IA. At this point I am not sure if I want to head to WA, OR, or CO. I am planning the trip to take maybe 3 weeks including driving time.
Any pointer or must see spots would be appreciated. I am hoping to leave in about 2 weeks (very short notice)
edit: definitely looking for XC type trails. I am riding a 2009 Stumpjumper Comp 29er Hardtail so I wont be doing any extreme downhill style riding.