Hey everyone, a friend and I are in the beginning stages of planning a trip across the US from Charlotte, NC, hopefully ending at the Pacific Crest Trail in CA which we'd like to hike at least a small chunk of. We're trying to have the trip last most of the summer of 2016, from the second week of May until August. We have a basic list of things we'd like to see such as Zion national park, Yosemite, garden of the gods, the Grand Canyon, and red rocks, as well as some hikes and potentially half dome, but I wanted to get some opinions from you experienced road trippers out there- I've never been out west in my adulthood, and that'll be the most important part of the trip for us. What are some other things y'all could recommend as must-sees? Additionally, as this will be our first ever really big road trip, what advice could you give us in terms of money saving techniques, recommendations for camping vs rest stop sleeping, things learned from personal experiences, etc? We're both 23 year old girls and will most likely have a dodge pickup truck that is our own. Really any opinion or advice of any kind would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!