+1 for "Nuts!"
Many utility (power, telephone) poles have steel plates attached to them which are labeled with numbers. Sometimes the numbers are the Latitude and Longitude for that utility pole. Think of it as a “Poor Man's GPS”. Utility poles are not the only locations for these data plates. Some can be located on power boxes, overpasses/bridges, transformers, elevation bench-markers, etc. Of course, if you don't understand how to use Latitude/Longitude navigation techniques, they will be nothing more than useless markers.
I also recommend checking into other "routes" less considered. These are some examples:
Power transmission lines
Waterways (rivers, channels, irrigation, aqueducts, etc.)
Forest management/fire roads
Keep in mind that otowner98 is correct. Some of the power lines and other options can lead you to a "dead end". Other options maybe extremely hazardous (such as crossing a train trestle bridge, or going into a train tunnel). Consider your options and do what you can now to determine your best routes. As stated previously, many of these "routes" are illegal to traverse while we have Rule of Law, so check local laws.