My name is John, I live in Maricopa Az and i have just a few weeks left and quit my Job. I plan to do exactly what you are about to do, and i would love to join you instead of doing it alone. I have so much gear and so excited to get out there.
I was planing on starting in California and heading north summer months to oregon and washington, then south slowly east to end up back in arizona around september. I wanted to hit lots of claims but also look for Meteorites, relics and Gems along the way.
I have so much gear and i am well prepared to be out there long time. I would love to have someone to do this with. If you are out there now, Let me know where, the first week of june i plan on leaving and could meet you anywhere. I really have no set schedule and very Flexable also, John