Our names are Scotty and Fiddy and we hitchhiked to all 50 state capitols in 50 consecutive days. We started in Times Square on October 10th 2006 and ended in Honolulu on November 28th 2006. It was awesome. Email us: hitch50@gmail.com. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, it was fun! Read about our trip here.
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North to Alaska!

The picture at the bottom of this post is us with Josh and Trevor from Arctic Aces, a small tour and cargo company out of Alaska. These two guys are kind enough to take us on a scenic plane ride. To Alaska. That's why we relocated so abruptly from the midwest. This was a ride offer we couldn't refuse.

But there's a catch, it's a one way trip to Juneau. We have no idea how we'll get back to the lower 48. Got any ideas?

Maybe we can try out our awesome moves to get out of Juneau:

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Or Fiddy might actually have to learn how to swim:

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(note: the GPS map might not work until we find a way back from Alaska!)

Thanks Josh and Trevor!

Josh Trevor Fiddy Scotty

32 Comments:

Anonymous Rhea said...

Whoa, very cool. You have to figure out how get back from Alaska. Maybe a trucker will pick you up. There have to be a lot of truckers doing that route.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.M.G.- You two are so lucky.....I am so jealous
Cyndi in Mich.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you guys have some warm clothes. It could be cold up there. I hope you don't get stuck there.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous JayJay said...

I like your hair F!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Wow! I'm so jealous of you guys right now! (of course, Alaska is nothing compared to beatiful South Dakota!)

What about thumbing a ride through Canada back to the states? You have a really good head start on your 50/50, so a 3-day car trip might be kinda fun! You never know, there might be other pilots in Alaska who would take you back, too! Alaska probably has the most per-capita pilots in the US...

Be safe!
Brad (South Dakota)

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Rodney said...

options:

1] hitchhike on a plane back down
2] hitchhike with a truck (takes a lot of time)
3] hitchhike on a boat (takes a bit of time)
3] hitchhike (get someone to pay) on a train

look into VIA rail for Canada.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you'll be doing some hitching Canadian style the next few days.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys better figure out what you are doing before you go to Alaska. Your phone is Nextel and wont work up there at all!

12:15 PM  
Blogger thenodaksmurf said...

We are allowed to donate money right? What does it cost for a plane ride back?

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to New Zealand...

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Colin said...

Dogsled...if you took a dogsled back... y'all would be my new
heros.... i mean right now its close anyways....but Superman just
edges y'all out...

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do you leave for alaska? seems like you're losing valuable time in seattle!! or maybe the gps just isn't working in alaska?? I need updates!!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't rule out a dog team. (Keep in mind they probably won’t get you to Hawaii)

Mush!

http://www.bluekennels.de/Images2/Trail%20dogteam%20from%20low%20angle.jpg

4:29 PM  
Anonymous akjlo said...

i live in juneau, and i'm a pilot!...oh wait, i don't have a plane.. but if i did, i'd give ya a ride. :)

does it qualify if you hitch a ride with someone going to seattle on the state ferry? probably not, since you'll have to pay your fare. .... oh well! sorry i'm no help at all!

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you try hitching a ride with a Canadian Trucker down into the Yukon Territory and then into British Columbia, Canada via US 2 and Canada Rt1 and work your way down into Washington State?

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow great show. I have a friend that is walking also, but, he is walking around the entire planet over the next five years, in an effort to raise awareness for AIDS Orphans. He left his ancestral home in Ireland in April and has walked all the way to Rome, Italy, a total of more than 2,000 miles. Please also visit his homepage at www.world-wide-walk.org

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 2 ways to get out of Juneau. Take the State Ferry or Fly.You could try caching a ride on a boat going to Seattle.But hitch hiking down the highway,no way!!There isn't one..Should have looked at the map before you started.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Tony Tracy said...

Congrats on knocking off Alaska weeks ahead of schedule!!!

Brilliant move -- you had us all questioning the usefulness of your accepting the Columbus Ohio to Seattle Washington flight... clearly, though, this was the hitchhiking equivalent of trading in an afternoon with Alice Cooper for a motorized KISS snow globe with multi-coloured lights (which many nay-sayers once pooh-poohed, much to their subsequent embarrassment).

Best of luck hitching your way back down from Alaska to the continental US states!

Cheers,

Tony Tracy
(proud to be Ride #2, from the Jersey Turnpike to Albany)

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alaskans are fiendly people ask for a ride, someone always is willing to help. I've have to hitchhike quite a few times myself here. Hope you enjoyed your time here. James in Alaska

9:00 PM  
Anonymous GoneAmerica said...

It's good what you guys are doing, seeing the states. I just got gone myself with a long hitchhiking trip. Trying to run the blog became a hassle when my keyboard crapped out and I haven't updated since I finished, but that can wait.

I'm not sure if what you guys are doing, however, actually constitutes hitching, on account of lining the rides up ahead of time, etc...

Not to be harsh, but I've just spent the last three months traveling by thumb, stealth camping all over the place, waiting for ages on roadsides everywhere, letting coincidence provide my course.

Was able to do the following states the old fashioned way (with only 2 freight train hops & one 70 mile bus ride):

OH-> NY-> PA-> NY-> VT-> NH-> ME-> NH -> MA-> NH-> VT-> NY-> NJ-> PA-> OH-> IN-> IL-> WI-> MN-> ND-> SD-> WY-> CO-> WY-> MT-> OR-> CA

11 1/2 weeks, about 11 showers, alot of new friends...

So anyway, appreciate the visibility of what you're doing, we all know hitchhikers could use a good name, but it sounds a lot like ride sharing to me, although a novel form for sure.

Blog

Flickr set 1

Flickr set 2


BTW: It took me 8 days to hitch from Homer AK to George, WA back in 1996.

Cheers.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people do realize they're from Vancouver, Canada so they know what VIA Rail is?

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Chaz said...

Good luck getting out of Juneau...

Check out Pel Meni downtown for good cheap grub. If you happen to be downtown tomorrow night (2nd) check out the Imperial Saloon, I might be there celebrating my friend Ken's birthday. If you're wearing those shirts I'll buy you a round!

Find a boat going south or something. If I knew someone driving down south I'd hook you up but you should have come before the school season started!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest getting a ride to whitehorse, hitch ride with loggers. Either that, or take the ferry- but from Alaska its expensive (I doubt you would get free ride from american company).. try to get to Canada first. I don't suggest taking any ferry that doesn't take you to at least port hardy. Nanaimo is your best bet- easy to get ride to Victoria. Good luck.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure if we could catch you if we can......but Juneau we could if we could

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top jobguys. You better get out of there before the bigwinter sets in!!!

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you that dont know... there are only 2 ways to get out of juneau... flying or by boat... there are no roads out of juneau. so the only way for them to get out of here is to hitch a ride on a boat to haines which then they could hitch a ride on the al-can highway down to Montana or Washington... or get someone to fly them to seattle or to haines or skagway which then again they can get on the highway and head south. thats pretty much their options.. .they need to go down to the harbor and try to hitch a ride on someone's boat to haines or skagway....

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing about Juneau. No roads in or out.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those were some great Hitch hiking moves.. and Chuck Norris would be proud 'cause that's when YER FLY WAS OPEN !
no wonder no one picked you up (still, that trucker did some righteous honkin' at you.. hmmmm)

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah Trevor and Josh are HOT! I'm keeping em

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goneamerica,
nobody cares about you!!

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how are u going to hitchhike to hawaii
??? a boat or a plane ?????

8:35 PM  
Blogger f said...

I'm gonna link to this in my website:
GishiGo. ( www.GishiGo.com ) becuase your website is the coolest! Let me know if you have any cool ideas ... am always listening to experienced computer savvy travelers. Good Work!

11:21 AM  

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