I am trying to plan a road trip for myself and six of my friends. We will be starting in San Diego (where one of my friends goes to college) and finishing back home in Connecticut. We have planned to take 15-20 days in the end of May 2009. Is this enough time? If not what kind of time frame are we looking at?
We are planning on taking an RV but dont plan on spending too many nights sleeping in it. We all love the outdoors and dont mind pitching a tent. Hike-in camp sites are welcome as well as regular group sites. But we are primarily interested in hiking, backpacking and rock climbing.
As far as our budget is concerned we dont really have one. We want to do this right and are willing to pay to do so.
We would like to cook almost all of our meals ourselves and eat out as little as possible. Tips on good foods to bring and equipment are welcome.
As of now the general path that we are thinking of taking is up the coast of California, east through Nevada, Utah, Colorado following US-50. After that north to Wyoming and meet US-20 and follow it through to Connecticut.
As a bunch of college students who have never done this before we are looking for some advice from those who have. Really, we are looking for the "essential" places to stop so that we can start to put in reservations for camp sites.