I'm planning a road trip across usa from may till september 2006 and looking for people (let's say, between 18 and 25, students) to join me. The journey would start in New York and then: Niagara Falls - Washington - Shenandoah - Great Smoky Mount. - Charleston - Pensacola - New Orlean (?) - Houston - Austin - Carlsbad Caverns - Roswell - Socorro - Santa Fe - Albuquerque - Grand Canyon - Canyon de Chelly - Zion - Bryce - Monument valley - Arches - Las Vegas - Yosemite - Kings Canyon - Sequoia - Death Valley - San Francisco and Los Angeles. Something about 10.000 miles through 18 states in 4 months. I know it's a lot of time but I want to take my time, see everything along the road. Feel the atmosphere of small towns, hike in national parks and see america 'off the beaten path' from time to time. Not take interstates but rather back roads and highways instead. To do that we'll need a 4x4 car or a van (buying in NY). It's gonna be a low budget kind of trip so we'll camp on campgrounds or somewhere else in order to save money. I think the overall cost should be about $3500 (assuming we'll go in group of 4 people).
If it sounds great to you... please drop me a line.
Tom, 21 years old student of astronomy, Poland