Hi, I'm new to the boards , but have looking around for a little while. I'm about to graduate from high school and want to do a special trip before college. I've been saving up for months already to do a 4-5 week road trip around the west in this August and September. I'll be coming from colorado springs, colorado and probably stop near grand junction for a couple days, but the rest is open. I want to go west through utah and nevada (maybe stop in ely) and go into california and up the coast on the 101, maybe go out to the san juan islands or vancouver island, go through vancouver and banff, then south through bozeman, montana and yellowstone and tetons, probably then to cheyenne and I-25. I would appreciate any advice on special hidden things (away from the crowds) to see along the way, or sites to camp/backpack into. Thanks so much.