In September and October this year, my wife and I enjoyed a 3-week road trip of a lifetime through 14 states. We totaled 9,000 miles of travel, and got to visit 5 national parks and monuments: Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, Glacier National Park in Montana, Yellowstone and Teton National Parks in Wyoming, and Arches National Park in Utah. I also climbed 8 “and a half” mountains in three of the states, from Glacier Park to the Wind River Range to Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.
The states we visited were: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nebraska, Iowa. Here are some of the highlights, complete with trip reports from some of the most interesting places:
Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet:
Glacier National Park (Trip Report: Reynolds Mountain, Montana):
Wyoming, including Yellowstone, Teton National Park and a visit to the Wind River Range (Trip Report: Dog Tooth Peak, Wind River Range). Here is Old Faithful:
Arches National Park, Utah – the highlight of our vacation! (Trip Report):
Wasatch Range, Utah (Trip Report: Bullion Divide):