I've been trying to complete my budget for the upcoming ride. I'll be taking the western express with a variation. I'll be leaving from Bridgeport CA and heading south to the 120 east. Then on to hwy 6 and all the way out to Cedar City to connect with the WE. From that point I will continue on to the TA. Now I do realize no services exisit beyond Lee Vining until I get to Benton Crossing then Tonopah NV. My route - http://www.opawakening.com/Pages/RouteMaps.aspx
The entire trip will be a tribute to our Marines and Sailors who are fighting and living in the dirt everyday. With that said, I plan to dirt camp and boil food every night.
I will be carrying a heavy load with full battle rattle (Storm gear and winter camping equipment). Because of my experiences living in Yosemite National Park (out of bounds camping) I'd like to "commando camp" most of the way. So the real cost I can see is gonna be food.
How much would one budget on a tour like this?