I am going to be graduating NC State in December and wanted to hit the road in early January. Tentative plans now are to travel from Raleigh, NC to Iowa to visit relatives, head west to Colorado to ski & stay at a friends, then south to Grand Canyon for a few days of backpacking. I can be convinced to do something else if it sounds interesting. I will be living cheaply: camping, staying at relatives, or packing it on the trail. If anyone wants to join me for part or all of this trip and split gas, let me know. You must be ready for cold weather camping and travel, since that what the weather will be like during Jan :).