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The West and Midwest

A long drive in 2008, from Seattle to Western Michigan and back. It turned out to be 7,700 miles, where we mapped out 4,400 on Google Maps. I guess Google miles are like as-the-crow-flies miles. Our crow obviously didn't fly straight.

The highlights were Yellowstone NP, especially the geothermals; the Badlands in both South & North Dakota (in ND, they're in Teddy Roosevelt NP); the Beartooth Highway in southern Montana; and a couple of farmers we met at a little lunch stand in an even smaller town somewhere in North Dakota -- who told us what they had to do to keep their cattle supplied with water in light of the drought conditions. Plenty of other stuff too, but these are what flow around on the top of my head.

I should've captured a better collection of images by getting up and out earlier in the morning and calling it quits later in the evening. Traveling from motel to motel, that's pretty hard for me, and I admire people who discipline themselves to do it right. Anyway, here are some of the things we saw.

Yellowstone National Park
:: Yellowstone National Park ::
The Badlands
:: The Badlands ::
Beartooth Pass
Beartooth Pass
Beartooth Pass
Beartooth Pass
Wildflowers on Beartooth Pass
Wildflowers on Beartooth Pass
Devil's Tower, Eastern Wyoming
Devil's Tower, Eastern Wyoming
Haystack, Eastern Wyoming
Haystack, Eastern Wyoming
Wildflowers, Northeast Wyoming
Wildflowers, Northeast Wyoming
At Pictured Rocks, Marquette, MI
At Pictured Rocks, Marquette, MI
At Pictured Rocks, Marquette, MI
At Pictured Rocks, Marquette, MI
Western Michigan
Western Michigan
Western Michigan
Western Michigan
Western Michigan
Western Michigan
A Few Sunflowers, North Dakota
A Few Sunflowers, North Dakota
Grain Elevator, North Dakota
Grain Elevator, North Dakota
North Dakota, Along the Endless Road
North Dakota, Along the Endless Road
Wildlife, Bozeman Montana
Wildlife, Bozeman Montana
Butte, Montana
Butte, Montana
Butte, Montana
Butte, Montana
Butte, Montana
Butte, Montana
Herding Cows, Western Montana
Herding Cows, Western Montana
Herding Cows, Western Montana
Herding Cows, Western Montana
Herding Cows, Western Montana
Herding Cows, Western Montana
Ugly Duckling?
Ugly Duckling?
Bighorn Sheep, National Bison Range, Montana
Bighorn Sheep, National Bison Range, Montana
Barn, Western Montana
Barn, Western Montana
A Few Birds on a Wire, Orange Sky, Montana
A Few Birds on a Wire, Orange Sky, Montana
Harleys on the Road, Western Montana
Harleys on the Road, Western Montana
Old Barn, Western Montana
Old Barn, Western Montana
Another View of the Barn
Another View of the Barn
Sauk River, Western Washington
Sauk River, Western Washington
Sauk River, Western Washington
Sauk River, Western Washington
Chewuch Inn, Winthrop Washington
Chewuch Inn, Winthrop Washington
Chewuch Inn, Winthrop Washington
Chewuch Inn, Winthrop Washington