Making final preparations for an adventure solo winter roadtrip (midsize AWD SUV with hitch cargo rack, tent, credit cards) identified below and seeking insight and advice from the well traveled participants of the Forum. It's a dream roadtrip with a very flexible timeline and itinerary seeking all things that are historic and authentic. Can go where and as the currents push me...here's some thoughts. Leaving Chicago on or about January 12 to Badlands, to Rapid City, to Sturgis, to Deadwood to Northern Colorado, then onto Park City, UT for skiing w/friends during week of January 18, exiting there on/about midweek to Flagstaff/Sedona/Grand Canyon (first timer), then onto Las Vegas and Hoover Dam, then to Phoenix, and then onto Tucson on/about January 25ish. Check out Nogales? Then head to Tombstone, and onto Corpus Christi and South Padre Island, TX. Catch my breath, and then head to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras where I already have accommodations for February 4-6. Exit New Orleans for Chicago, unless something else catches my attention...I will do hotels, motels, Bed and breakfasts, boat and breakfasts, camping, history, craft brew pubs, museums, nature, whatever. Thanks for the advice! Dave H.