You guessed it, I'm new here to RTA and I'm seeking suggestions. I've browsed the forums for a while, trying to spare the mods and experts another monotonous post, but I've come up empty handed. So for a little background info.
We live in Georgia. We want to go to California. So far, it's three of us and we're all 18. We are seeking a few more recruits but not any more than five. Our motivation to take the trip came from our desire to visit the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. We are planning on about 10-14 days [but seeing as how we don't have definite plans, we're not sure what to expect]. We don't mind driving, but naturally we want to spend as much time adventuring as possible. We're going to find KOA Campgrounds along our way and camp out every night. We do not have an unlimited budget [but rather, quite the opposite]. Since the trip is being planned for June, we have some time to make some money between now and then, after our expenses are calculated.
The main problem: We're not quite sure what else we want [or are really dying ] to see. We know the Grand Canyon and Yosemite for sure, but between here and Cali, we can't think of anything we have to stop for. Do you guys have any suggestions on what we should stop to see, how many miles/day we should drive, how much we can expect to spend, and any other advice or tips you would like to offer up? Thanks so much for all your time!
We're assuming that gas is going to be our biggest expense. Most of our stops will be self guided. We don't want to do the "tourist thing."
Also, in Cali, we didn't have an specific things in mind, we're just a bunch of hippie kids that love being in nature and dream of Cali. [I even own a Sector 9 4' Longboard, so I'm looking for some sick spots to bomb hills. :D]