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Old 04-07-2011, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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My suggestion... drive I 70 to Washington, PA, then south on I79 to the US 19 Exit. It is a four lane expressway and cuts miles off your trip, and it also takes you through spectacular scenery. You can pick up I77 in Beckley. Be careful in the notorious speed trap of Summersville.

West VirginiaMain article: U.S. Route 19 in West Virginia

New River Gorge BridgeUS 19 enters West Virginia as a six lane highway near Bluefield, where it narrows to a two-lane as it winds northward. It later parallels Interstate 77 and 64 until it reaches Beckley, where it becomes the four-lane Corridor L. It crosses the New River Gorge Bridge at Fayetteville and passes through Summersville, and Birch River before arriving at Interstate 79, five miles (8 km) south of Sutton. From there, it runs concurrent with Interstate 79 from exit 57 to exit 67 at Flatwoods, West Virginia . Then, it exits and reverts a two lane highway, more or less following the route of I-79 as it passes through Weston, Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown before crossing into Pennsylvania.

Route 19 through Summersville, West Virginia has been dubbed the "World's Largest Speed Trap."[13]
You have got to be kidding me, right? That's probably the worst advice i've seen given on this forum. That added 224 miles and 4 hours to the duration of the trip. Why didn't you just recommend they stop on the way to Boston, Mass to save time while you are at it?
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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You have got to be kidding me, right? That's probably the worst advice i've seen given on this forum. That added 224 miles and 4 hours to the duration of the trip. Why didn't you just recommend they stop on the way to Boston, Mass to save time while you are at it?
Rest easy, SdS. The OP was from nearly 2 years ago, so whatever way they went, can't change it now.

I sorta got the idea they wanted to sightsee a bit in WV, instead of just blazing thru on the Interstates, and CT's route is a decent alternative. If they had enough time, I would have sent them across 33 to Elkins, then 219 all the way to Lewisburg, or even Princeton.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Rest easy, SdS. The OP was from nearly 2 years ago, so whatever way they went, can't change it now.

I sorta got the idea they wanted to sightsee a bit in WV, instead of just blazing thru on the Interstates, and CT's route is a decent alternative. If they had enough time, I would have sent them across 33 to Elkins, then 219 all the way to Lewisburg, or even Princeton.
I'm quite aware this post is two years old. But the OP was worried about elevation change and sharp turns while driving a Uhaul!!! In no point in any of the OP's posts did they come across as looking for an adventure. He/She clearly wanted to get from point A to point Z with as little pain as possible. .
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I can't tell if you guys are replying to the OP of two years ago, or the guy who reopened the thread. But the OP's question shows he's never been east before. If he got on I-70 from the beginning, where it dead ends at I-15, in Utah, he was probably going up I-15 from SoCal or Southern Nevada, and had already crossed mountain passes higher than the highest point on the east coast. And when he got to Colorado, on the western slope of the Rockies, before he dropped down into Denver, he went through the Eisenhower Tunnel which, at around 11,000 feet elevation, is still 1,000 feet below the top of the mountain. I-70 in Utah and Colorado is a thrill a minute, and West Virginia would seem like gentle rolling hills after that.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I can't tell if you guys are replying to the OP of two years ago, or the guy who reopened the thread. But the OP's question shows he's never been east before. If he got on I-70 from the beginning, where it dead ends at I-15, in Utah, he was probably going up I-15 from SoCal or Southern Nevada, and had already crossed mountain passes higher than the highest point on the east coast. And when he got to Colorado, on the western slope of the Rockies, before he dropped down into Denver, he went through the Eisenhower Tunnel which, at around 11,000 feet elevation, is still 1,000 feet below the top of the mountain. I-70 in Utah and Colorado is a thrill a minute, and West Virginia would seem like gentle rolling hills after that.
The WV Turnpike is steeper with sharper turns, and is more dangerous because of the poorly engineered turns.
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