There was a full evac order on glacier the other day so even if we did go up that way they closed the whole place. Rocky Mountain national park will be seen for the very first time to a set of fresh eyes.
I saw no issues out there, but then again, we only made it as far as old faithful and it was snowing/raining mix. Should have said it was like that in the whole area.Any clue how the air quality is affecting the SD region? Was thinking of riding there next week and hoped to go to Montana by Little Big Horn and Devils Tower areas. I heard people from Upper Michigan say they have issues with some of it blowing across.
Last I see is from a few weeks back.
Me too. Last time I think we got everything sorted out too early then watched it all fall apart as the D-day got closer, still was a great trip and I had never seen that part of the country before, we went east out of salt lake and ended up in Vernal for the first day then on to Grand Lake Colorado the next day, Rocky mountain national part was in my opinion a hidden gem, lots of stuff and breathtaking views in such a small area. I really wish we had been able to spend the full three days in Yellowstone we had planned on, instead of just four hours. Our last trip in 2015 was a benchmark for what we had hoped for, not a cloud in the sky from Vegas to West Yellowstone the entire time we was out there, temps in the mid 60s-70s. THIS trip around.....highs in the low 30s and snowing from Dubios till we got out of Hoback Wyoming.I hope that works out for ya this time Pauie.
We thought about that idea as well, but we could not find any direct flights at that time out of Detroit, problem is that my travel partner is always trying to do stuff on the cheap side of things, like the time out west in 2015 when we flew into vegas and then DROVE to Yellowstone, I will never do that again, I'll spend the extra funds and at least fly into Salt lake city, cuts the drive time more then in half and the view is way better.Fly into Spokane Wa and you can be in Glacier in 5 Hours.
I wanted to fly into Jackson hole but the other part of the party said no, it was almost 700 bucks round trip for just one of us with one layover in Denver. The plane would barely get to cruise altitude before they would have to come back down again.Cheap often is not inexpensive.
By car or by bike. Motorcycle is the best. You are pretty far away from the good stuff. Driving or riding will take some time just getting through to where it starts to get fun. I was in the same boat living in Minneapolis for 61 years , until we got smart and moved out west. Traveling alone is sometimes the best.Either this year or the next I am going to get to Glacier national park or just Montana in general, if I have to go alone, so be it.
I was born and raised to age 12 in Chicago, then the family moved to Portland, Oregon. Yup cra-z1, very smart move. Especially for a boy that became a motorcyclist. Very little flat land to have to ride through out here........until we got smart and moved out west. Traveling alone is sometimes the best.