Today found me making the decision to make a 400 mile jump back home to Connecticut. Like I posted before there is literally no BLM, Fish and Game, or public land to camp on for free out East. I was driving through all cities which I did not want to stop in.
Here is a rough map of all public land for use by Americans. As you can see there is hardly any in the East.
If this leg of the adventure has taught me one thing it's that I need to stay in the West. There are just not enough free or cheap places to set up camp in the East to justify driving 1,500-2,000 miles East. Not for the type of adventure I'm on.
My plan is for my roaming boundary to stop where the public land stops. If I want to see things in the East, like Washington DC, Virgnia, the Civil War belt, etc. I will store my van in East Colorado, fly back, and rent/borrow a car to do this, probably during the Fall.