I am planning a spring break road trip for me and 3 friends. We all go to KU!! And would like to go to California. We will have about 9 days to make a loop out and back. Now I am more the planning type while the rest of the group wants to just pack up and set out and see where we end up!! I am ok with this as long as we have some sort of time line and plan on where we have to be on what day to make sure we get back in time. We are all experienced outdoor adventure guys(rock climbing, snow skiing, kayaking etc.) and will be camping along the way. To my surprise not one of the other 3 has done a road trip like this. They all usually fly to their adventures!! So this will be new for them. I am used to driving, mainly KS to CO. So for me this is somewhat a new experience. OK my questions are. We are planning on taking a 05 Ford Focus with a roof bag and camping will we be able to take everything we need in that? Also in 9 days are we going to be able to see much with driving and camping, or would we see more if we stayed in motels or hostels? And is it wise to just set out with a minimal out line of our route or should we set a route and use it as a guide and we can deviate from that a little.