I'm from the UK and am planning to cycle the Trans Am Trail from around mid August to mid October this year. Does anybody have some advice on which direction would be better?
It'd be good to follow the sun as much as possible. In terms of weather being a problem, are there any storm/hurricane-prone areas to be aware of? Or passes where snow may close the roads?
Also, is the route still popular at that time of year? Most people I read about seem to do it a bit earlier in the summer. It'd be nice to still see plenty of people along the way.
And, from past experience, where do you think are the best bits? I love mountains and climbing, so looking at the map it looks like Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, etc would be up my street. I'm not sure whether I'd prefer to do that at the start, or have it to look forward to.
I'm sure either direction would be great. Just want to do my research before I take the plunge and buy my plane tickets...
Any general tips about the route, much appreciated!