I'm thinking about a trip down the west coast this summer from Seattle to L.A. I've done my fair share of traveling and I've done this same trip by car a couple of times before, so I'm thinking I'd like to take a different approach, like hiking/camping/hitch-hiking, that kind of off-the-beaten-path type of thing. I've done some hiking and I'm in pretty good shape, but I've never attempted such a big trip in this way. Time is not a constraint, so what do people think? Is this even plausible? Have you done it? Know people that have? What were their experiences? Any advice?