I am new to this forum, my First Post. But, I have been reading a lot and LOVE this site. I am leaving Monroe, NC at 3am on June 12th, 2015 headed to Arizona. My round trip will be about 5,000 miles by the time I get back home. I am still not sure which route I will take either the "Northern Route" up i-40 and enter AZ at the Four Corners, or the Southern Route. But, either way I am going to either enter AZ at the top and travel down to the South and then back home, or travel from NC to Tombstone, AZ and then got travel North and out of AZ at the Four Corners and back home. I think I will not decide which route to take until the night before I depart NC. That way I can check the weather . If Southern Arizona is really hot, I will head to Northern AZ first and maybe head down to Southern AZ later if or when it cools off a little ( I know fat chance). I am not too worried about the heat too much. I am pretty well versed in dealing with it and I much prefer the warmer weather. I do not plan to stay in one place more than two days. I want to see and Photograph ( I am a professional photographer) Tombstone, Apache Junction, Sedona, Verde Canyon, Route 66, Flagstaff, Picacho Peak, Saguaro Nat'l Park, Yavapai Point, Jerome 89A area, White Mtns, Sonora Dessert Museum, ...to name a "few". I plan to shoot a Sunrise and Sunset each day, I am going to be pretty low budget either car camping on BLM land, or in Free / Cheap camp spots, at least that is the plan. I have a pretty well equipped Subaru Forester, which I intend to drive on a lot of dirt roads to some unique areas.
This forum and the wealth of info on here has been a BIG help!
I hope to make a lot of Friends along the way.
At this point, I plan to make this an annual event!
I am going to turn 55 on June 15th, when I arrive in Arizona, kinda cool.
I would Welcome any an all advice!
Monroe, North Carolina