My boyfriend and I are full time working college students who need to get the hell out of our town for a little, long, or forever while. What began as just a camping/hiking loop in New England has now turned into a "follow the road where ever it may take you" trip. I'm a free-spirit, love a good risk, and diving into uncertainty but I need some kind of a plan.
We live on the beautiful coast of Rhode Island, and would like to take the cross country and back camping road trip. I have not decided on a route yet because I am having one HELL of a time picking out places for us to camp along the way that aren't at campgrounds. Another problem is because our trip is so late in the 'road trip season' many campgrounds are actually closed (esp in the northern states). We don't have any particular destination, we just want to drive, hike, camp, eat inbetween those things and shower when we can. National Parks and Forests are at the top of our lists, but we're also looking for unique places that aren't tourist traps. Our town is suffocated by yuppies every summer so I'm looking to get AWAY from that scene. If you have any suggestions, helpful advice, and must see, must hike, must camp spots ANYWHERE in the US please post them! Pictures would be amazing too, thank you so much!