I'm heading south in fall 2012 as well. I'll be doing Alaska etc in June/July as a trial run and to meet up for the Dust 2 Dawson gathering on June 21st/22nd in Dawson City. I'm planning to head for TDF in the Fall and will be traveling with an interest in seeing the sights and getting off the beaten trail with no real time-frame (aside from making it to TDF before money runs out!). I'm an adventurous sort, like to have a good time, and am always up for something new. Optimally I would love to spend a good amount of time in South America and hopefully head out to the east coast and see some of the less traveled sights over there as well. More than happy to meet up with any other like-minded folks!
"In life sometimes you just need to value adventure above security and comfort."