Hi there everyone,
Let me start by saying I'm new to the site as well as a first time road tripper so any and all advice will be much appreciated. So the long and short of this plan is that I got a few grand saved up from busting my backside this summer and I want to spend as much of the fall and winter as possible out west. I've never been beyond the Mississippi so I have a LOT to see. I know about all the major national parks but some of the smaller more obscure ones are beyond my radar. I have been living and working in the back woods of Mn for a few years now and need to get out and about. Anyway I am planning on embarking early November from southern Wisconsin and returning to Northern Minnesota in March or April. I am particularly intereted in wilderness areas, state/ national parks, and especially FREE camping. That is going to be the mainstay of my trip: staying overnight wherever as cheap as possible so if anyone has info on free or cheap camping in the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, or Oregon please let me know. I am also interested in finding interesting off beat places to grab a bit to eat. Please keep in mind I will be attempting to avoid major metropolan areas for the most part. I may head to some cities in Washington, and Oregon but other than that I'm looking for a back woods experiance. Anyone with helpfull info please respond with any tips you may have. Thanks a ton.
-The good Dr. Kwaz