First off, thanks in advance for any advice that you give me. My college friend and I are traveling in a Toyota Corolla from Cleveland Ohio to Gardiner Montana. We are leaving on May 10th, and need to arrive in Gardiner by may 21st. We have a total of $500 to spend on our way there. We have allocated $250 for gas. We have a tent, a cooler for packed food and water, and some pre purchased snacks.
We would like to spend the money on seeing things that we may not ever be able to again (we start work soon). We love the outdoors, but yet it would be awesome to maybe meet some fellow travelers to grab a drink with and hear their story. There is no need for hotels as they will be to expensive (the great outdoors is plenty big enough for us).
Any advice on places to stop, the rt. to take, or anything else you can think of would be great.