Thinking about hitting the road for a bit. L has given me a free-pass as long as I dont spend too much money. I am thinking of heading west to ski, mostly xc since it is so cheap, hike & camp & I will prolly take my bike. Still tossing around ideas & the trip may not materialize but the thought sounds exciting. Any thoughts on cheap places to stay? I am thinking hostels & car camping mostly. I know it will be cold. I have also looked at some rideshare bulletin boards & that seems like a good way to save of gas, as long as you don't share a ride with a serial killer. Anyone ever done a trip like this?