The Long Riders' Guild

Misty’s Long Ride


Ocean to Ocean – East to West


Long Rider Howard Wooldridge


In 2002 North American Long Rider Howard Wooldridge rode “Ocean to Ocean” for the first time when he, and his one-eyed mare, Misty, successfully journeyed from the Atlantic Ocean in the state of Georgia to the Pacific ocean in the state of Oregon. To read about their journey, click here and to learn more about “Misty’s Long Ride” click here.


Most people would have been satisfied with having made the ride which Captain Willard Glazier made famous in 1875. That is the year the former cavalryman first rode, and coined the phrase, “Ocean to Ocean”


Yet Howard went on to outride the cavalry by becoming the first documented Long Rider to have ever ridden from one sea to the other IN BOTH DIRECTIONS! The rugged Long Rider accomplished that feat in 2005 when he rode from the Pacific ocean in the state of California to the Atlantic ocean in the state of New York. To learn more about Howard’s second journey, click here


In response to The Long Riders’ Guild’s request for our Members to share cartographic details regarding the routes they have ridden, Howard has provided the following information regarding his original Atlantic to Pacific ride.


Misty’s Long Ride – Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean by Howard Wooldridge

North American route: SE to NW, about 3100 miles or 5,200 KM: time needed 6 months



Begin at the Atlantic Ocean 200 yards from road

Tybee Island, GA: US 80 west

Savannah: local roads thru city

Pooler: 80 west

Statesboro: 80 west

Dublin: turn north on US 441

Milledgeville: 441

441 & 129 join in middle of nowhere

Athens: 129 north

Jefferson: 129

Cleveland: 129

19 & 129 join in middle of nowhere

Blairsville: go west on US 76

411 & 76 join: go 411 north & 76 west

Chatsworth:  stay on 76 west

Dalton: 41 north

Tunnel Hill: 41 north

Ringgold: 41 north

Left on GA 2 towards Fort Oglethorpe

Fort Oglethorpe: GA 2 west

Right turn on GA 193 to Tennessee border



GA becomes Saint Elmo Street in city of Chattanooga.  .go about 2 miles

West on US 11

US 11 combines with US 64 (along TN River)

Over first tall bridge at Haletown

Jasper: stay on 64 west

Kimball: 64 west

Pass under Interstate 24 and then watch carefully for Stagecoach Road to turn left & begin going up mountain

At TN 156 turn right towards Monteagle

Turn right on TN 15 & US 41

Monteagle: take TN 2 & US 41 to go down the mountain (north & west)

Pelham: 41 & 2

Manchester: US 41

Beechgrove: US 41

Murfreesboro: left turn onto West TN 96

Right turn on Alt. US 31…middle of nowhere

Nolensville:  Alt 31

Left turn – Harding Place (near Nashville)

Left turn - US 70 (Post Road)

Bear right on Harding Pike (US 70 & TN 1)

Under Interstate 40

Pegram: US 70 & TN 1

Dickson: 70 & 1

Huntingdon: turn onto north TN 22

Martin: turn north onto US 45

Fulton: turn north onto US 51

Wickliffe: 51

Tall Bridge over Ohio River



Cairo:  IL 3 North to Thebes

Thebes: 3

Left turn onto IL 146 towards Cap Girardeau



Cape Girardeau: US 61 north to Jackson

Uniontown: 61

Ste. Genevieve: 61

Festus: US 67 north

Near Arnold: left turn onto MO 141 toward Fenton

Fenton: 141

Left turn onto Conway Rd (just after passing US 40/Interstate 64)

Chesterfield: move onto Chesterfield Airport Rd WB

Turn right onto US 40/ US 61 in order to cross Missouri River (last tall bridge) west

Wentzville: 61

Troy: 61

Hannibal: turn left on US 36 west

St. Joseph: 36



St. Francis: 36



Idalia: 36

Watkins: 36

West of Watkins > move onto Business Interstate 70 (Colfax Ave)

Colfax Ave thru downtown Denver (US 40)

US 40 past Golden

Idaho Springs: US 40

Go WB US 40 to Empire

Steamboat Springs: 40

Craig: 40



Vernal: 40

Heber City: 40

Just before I 80, exit to the north and there is a rail trail w/in ½ mile of US 40…go left on rail trail

w/o Coalville, rail trail ends, use nearby road (Echo Road) toward Morgan

e/o Morgan must take I-84 (ask locals for exact exit)

I 84 & exit at US 89 to South Ogden

US 89 to Brigham City

Various streets thru Brigham City

Utah 38 to Tremonton

WB on Main Street into Tremonton

Any entrance onto I -84 WB

84 to Snowville



I-84 to sublet (fence can be unwired at exit to allow staying at the truck stop—I cut it)

I -84 to I -86 merge & go WB on I-84

Exit at ID 77, go SB to Declo

Turn right WB onto ID 81 & into Burley

Merge with US 30 & continue WB

Twin Falls: 30

Bliss: US 30

Enter I-84 WB

Exit at Hammett & take US 30 towards Mountain Home

Enter I-84 at interchange 90

Exit at first Boise interchange (57)

City streets of Boise ending up on WB Franklin road to Nampa

Right turn –NB – on Can Ada Road to US 20

Left turn on US 20 towards Caldwell & 20 thru town

WB 20 to Notus & Parma

20 over Snake River at Nyssa



US 20 into Nyssa

20 to Vale

Turn right onto US 26 towards Brogan

26 to John Day

26 to Prineville

OR: 126 WB to Redmond & Sisters

US 20 Sweet Home & Albany

20 to Philomath

20 to Trapp Creek Road (DO NOT take US 20 into Newport)

Right turn on Devil’s Well Road into Elk City village

OR 539 to Toledo

Thru Toledo, then onto Yaquina Bay Road

Into port of Newport.  See tall bridge & find your way to the Pacific Ocean.


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