Hello experts and gurus!! I have a question about a cross-USA routing for mid/late June. As you'll see, I'm pondering a couple different options for cross-USA routes, leaving from the Bay Area and ending in New York. They are both based on a combination of ACA maps, some routes I've seen on previous tours and adjustments based on some personal goals for places to visit on the trip.
The northern option stitches together some routes through NE California (stunning country where I've always wanted to tour on a bike), the Trans-America ACA Route, Lewis & Clark, Northern Teir, North Lakes, etc.
The southern is made up of ACA's Western Express, Trans-America Route and some improvising in the midwest.
While I welcome any general thoughts about the route, I had a couple specific questions:
1.) In mid-June will the northern route encounter much snow? (I know this sounds crazy, but traveling in NE Cal last year in July there was snow)
2.) Are there a lot of bikers is the Trans-America or other ACA routes in mid-July? It seems like this would be the peak season for touring the US.
3.) Based on any of y'alls experience, does anything strike you as particularly off about any of this routing?
4.) I've read some people say the Northern Route can be a bit dull because of the unending plains. Anyone have thoughts on that?
Many thanks for looking this over!