May 13, 2013

We just finished a whirl-wind tour of the much neglected states of Northern Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, S. Dakota and Northern Utah. We had never thought of these areas as vacation destinations, so figured it was time to look over what they had to offer. My modus operandi lately has been to make a month long study of everything there is to see state by state. Then reduce it down to the most interesting sights. And lastly figure out some efficient circular route which catches most of them. Our premise was that a destinations interest would dictate the amount of time spent there. Even then, we covered 4088 miles in about 15 days, more driving than we usually like. Some people may be satisfied with spending two weeks playing golf at a time-share during the day and cards at night. For those of you who have ah… more diverse and adventuresome interests, we hope you find our report useful.

Our route simplified was from the San Francisco Bay Area up to Spokane, across northern Idaho, across Southern Montana to Billings, then hwy 90 south and across Wyoming to the Badlands of S. Dakota, back down to Hwy 80 across Wyoming and 530 to 191 and Dinosaur NM seeing the major sights along the way. The pictures and captions will give the quickest overview of the best parts of the trip. For a more detailed information, click here