Many of the better beats are tied up, you need to pay $$$ for access. It also costs some nice green to get there and sleep somewhere. Let alone eat some food. Would probably want to invest in a guide just to enhance your chances of hooking up.
Using a guide once would help you on the rest of your shoestring trip.
Even if you drive it will cost more than a tank of gas, ever price gas north of the border? Kind of costly compared to us.