Hi all. Our 18-yr-old son is currently traveling towards California following the ACA Route 66 maps. He's in western OK today, about to get into TX. He left New York about a month ago and is usually doing 70-80 miles/day.
He's had lots of luck using WarmShowers to find hosts so far, but now they're obviously farther and fewer between. He has camping gear with him but often wishes to find others for conversation in the evenings. (He's v stubborn and strong willed; didn't want to do the trip with a group, or when weather was cooler, or from west-to-east for prevailing winds, etc.) We have friends in all of the big cities coming up (ALB, Santa Fe, Flagstaff), but the rural areas are hard on him. But he's having a great time and all good adventures so far.
I'll make sure he's aware of the current info about the problematic sections of having to travel on Rt 40 in California, and Cajon Pass, etc.
Any suggestions, encouragement, ideas, free camping sites, etc., are welcome.