Thanks for the input! i'm gonna have to use some of the info that i've been given to put together a plan of attack though.... it seems like there are lots of day hikes or maybe a few hour hikes but nothing like what i'm really looking for. unless i just put many of them together and make it work that way...... also i've got to get in touch with the park service and see if there are any rules about camping off the beaten trail.... it seems like there are campsites out there that are on the path but thats not what i'm looking for. frown oh well though... in the big picture i have about 2 months to plan.... so it'll work itself out in due time!