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Hi all,

My GF and I want to pack the Outback up and head off on an adventure, I'm writing you to help us out! We'd like to stay off all the highways and hit as many scenic byways as possible. Also I'd like to take the Subie off the beaten track and maybe find a dirt road or two? We'll be headed out of either Columbus or Cincinnati, Ohio and have no destination in mind. I just wanted to gather opinions on some great roads, and places to see. We're avid hikers, photographers, kayakers and want to include these hobbies in our trip.

Let me know if there are any dirt roads or the like that I should check out! I really want to use the AWD system of the outback and get it dirty!! I used to own a Tacoma so I have experience off the beaten track.

Also list any scenic roads, vistas, towns, landmarks, etc. you think are worth cruising too. I've driven the Blue Ridge highway, but are there any others comparable?? The suggestions and opinions of the Sube community will help determine our direction!

Thank you!


Edit: if this is in the wrong category please move it, I apologize!
 

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Route 66 and old highway 40 are on my bucket list.
Dalton Highway in AK is another one on that list.
 

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I think the White Mountain/Kancamagus Highway (--not sure which name(s) are correct--It's Route 302 near Conway, New Hampshire--Passes by the Mt. Washington Hotel) is awesome. It's a bit of a drive to get up there, but the views are incredible. Plus, the Whites are great to hike if you're into that sort of thing. I'm sure there are plenty of trails up there that are Outback-able.
 

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dunno how far you're going.

'loop'/higway 12 between Trinidad and Walsenberg Colorado is kinda cool. Monument Lake, Cuchara Pass
 

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How much time do you have? How much gas are you willing to burn?

Tough choice: Colorado mountains? Coast of Maine? Nova Scotia/PEI?
California redwoods/coast range/wine country? Southwestern deserts?

Whatever you choose, I strongly recommend beermapping.com and
the "Find Craft Beer" smartphone app for locating great places to eat.

Even if you're not a beer fan, brewpubs and craft beer taverns usually
have good food, relaxed/friendly atmosphere, and reasonable prices.

...ride safe,

Looby
 

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Look into Knox and Coshocton counties and much of southern Ohio for gravel roads. You could yak the Kokosing, or maybe Black Hand Gorge.

Amish country is sweet but be advised, if the turds aren't flattened yet, the horse is not far ahead.
 

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Don't know about dirt, but the horse country of central/western (Charlottesville area)Virginia and the Blue Ridge Parkway are great drives. Lots of history. Check out Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's other home, near Lynchburg VA
 

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Pack up everything you own and head west. You will not regret it.

We moved to Arizona from Ohio (Fairfield) in 2008 and have never looked back. Every weekend can be a new adventure out here and an Outback will serve you well and take you to some beautiful places.

When God retires, it will be in the west.
 
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