I'm in my late-20's now and have promised myself I'd take this trip since I was 17. I'm going to leave this company I've worked for for 5 years and want to take this trip right after I get released form the shackles of corporate America and before I head off for the Peace Corps.
My route intends to be Washington D.C. to Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, Whitehorse, then on the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks, up the Dalton Highway to Deadhorse, denali, down to Anchorage taking the Ferry to Juneau then down through Vancouver, Seattle, Crater Lake, down route 1 through SF, Big Sur, Yosemite, then to the NP's in southern Utah through Colorado, visiting a friend in Lawrence, KS, then through the smokies taking the blue ridge parkway back home.
I'm an experienced road tripper but have usually stayed in motels. i'm also an avid backpacker and know how to camp and really rough it, but have never really done the whole car camping thing. i'm looking for solitude so i'm wondering if there are any resources or advice on campgrounds that are kind of smaller or off the beaten path. I'm also open to suggestions as to lesser known but beautiful places along my route as well. I plan to avoid highways and plan to set my GPS to "shortest distance"
This is kind of a stupid question, but up in the northwest territories of canada and in alaska, what are the frequency of campgrounds or traveler facilities? is there a good resource on this?
I'm sure i got many more questions i can't think of yet, but any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!