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I'm heading for Montana!
Leaving Friday, July 18th.
Day 1 - Seattle to "around Glacier NP" via Hwy 20, Sandpoint, ID. We'd like to hit the Yaak River Road (508 off of US2).
Day 2 - Glacier NP, South through Great Falls, Billings, Red Lodge, Yellowstone NP.
Day 3 Back to Seattle via 700 miles of superslab.....
We'll be prepped for camping.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be more than welcome! :tour
10th July 2008, 20:30
Several years ago I was lucky to be doing some work at the Missoula University and one the professors there took me over Lolo Pass. Wow, beautiful scenery! It was snowing that day, but I'd like to see what it looks like in Summer. Take and post pics!
Day two (plan anyway)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Whitefish,+mt&daddr=st.+mary,+mt+to:choteau,+mt+to:great+falls,+ mt+to:billings,+mt+to:red+lodge,+mt+to:west+yellow stone,+mt&mra=pi&mrcr=5&doflg=ptm&sll=44.441624,-109.929199&sspn=3.913786,8.360596&ie=UTF8&ll=45.514046,-110.906982&spn=3.841314,8.360596&z=7
This one may be more doable:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Whitefish,+MT&daddr=st.+mary,+mt+to:choteau,+mt+to:great+falls,+ mt+to:wilsall,+mt+to:red+lodge,+mt+to:west+yellows tone,+mt&mra=pi&mrcr=5&doflg=ptm&sll=46.972756,-111.796875&sspn=3.740578,8.360596&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=6
16th July 2008, 20:13
Cool!!! Thanks for posting your ride plans, I may borrow some it.
Lots of great things to see on this trip and the Yaak River road looks like it's not gonna disappoint:
Leaving in the morning......
18th July 2008, 21:30
I have been lagging in catching up on all the posts. Day 2 you are going right through my city...Great Falls. I'd ride along with you a little ways and buy you some lunch if you get this. If you have access to the forum on the road then PM me and i will send my cell phone number to you. Otherwise have a great trip.
18th July 2008, 22:51
Sounds like a pretty good trip. Glacier is great ! Have fun.
Back home from an absolutely awesome trip!
Day 1 as planned - Left Seattle at 5:00 am and got to Whitefish, MT around 9:00 pm Mountain Time. 705 miles.
Day 2 - Left Whitefish around 6:00 am, hit Glacier NP and spent a little time there which left us short for the goal for the day. Spent that night at a hiking trailhead outside of Red Lodge, MT. 596 miles.
Day 3 - Beartooth Hwy/Pass (best ride ever) and spent half the day in Yellowstone sightseeing. Way behind now and must extend trip another day. Left West Yellowstone after lunch around 3:00 pm and got to Coeur D' Alene, ID at 10:30 pm where we spent that night. 670 miles.
Day 3.5 Left Coeur D' Alene around 6:15 am and arrived home in Seattle around 11:30 am.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Seattle,+WA&daddr=marblemount,+wa+to:republic,+wa+to:tiger,+wa +to:sandpoint,+id+to:yaak,+mt+to:eureka,+mt+to:whi tefish,+mt+to:st+mary,+mt+to:browning,+mt+to:chote au,+mt+to:wolf+creek,+mt+to:cardwell,+mt+to:columb us,+mt+to:joliet,+mt+to:cooke+city,+mt+to:west+thu mb,+wy+to:west+yellowstone,+mt+to:ennis,+mt+to:car dwell,+mt+to:seattle,+wa&mra=pi&mrcr=19&doflg=ptm&sll=46.68638,-115.65038&sspn=7.522007,16.721191&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=6
Google says 2171 miles total, we found an extra 170 somewhere and my odometer read 2309. :tour
22nd July 2008, 20:27
A girlfriend of mine told me that Bear Tooth was the best ride ever for her too!!
So, it's that good?? hmmm???
Might have to make my way over there on my trip.
Thanks for posting your trip!!
22nd July 2008, 20:32
glad you had fun yellowstone is also a very pretty ride
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