I am currently planning a road trip for next summer, with me, my boyfriend, and our roommate. We range from 19-21. We currently live in Georgia and we are planning on going across the US and back, basically through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and then back home to Georgia. I want to visit as many National Parks as I can, with the main ones being Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Glacier NP. I figured it out to be 44 days, and we would be leaving in the middle of June. Is this a good time to leave and do you think this is enough time to visit everything? We also plan on camping sometimes, sleeping in my car sometimes, and finding motels as little as possible. My car is a sedan and it gets 39 mpg highway. I used a road trip website and the milage calculated out to be about 8,000 miles. What is an appropriate cost for everything? What is the best way to save money on food? Are there any awesome places I shouldn't miss along the way? Thanks so much for any advice you guys can give; I'm trying to do as much planning as I can while at the same time still having a pretty loose schedule.
PS-We are all rock climbers, so if there are any cool places I should know about along the way, let me know!