Road Trip 2016 – Day 7 (Wyoming to Montana)

Day 7 Summary

2016-02-06 11.51.08

Views from Montana

This day was pretty uneventful.  None of us were feeling well.  I was feeling quite ill in the morning, so we slept in a bit and took it easy.  Thankfully, we were feeling much better after breakfast and some rest in the morning.  Needless to say, we made some good time and distance on the road.  It was fortunate we didn’t need to get very far to make our next nightly stay in Bozeman, MT.

The driving was smooth and some of the views were amazing.  You could see mountains in the distance almost the entire drive.  However, most of eastern Montana was a bit of a wasteland (grassy hills).

2016-02-06 11.50.59

Views from Montana

2016-02-06 12.39.07

An example of what we saw a lot of. And I do mean a lot.

2016-02-06 11.51.17

Rest stop in Montana

2016-02-06 14.19.08

Another view common to east Montana and Wyoming

2016-02-06 14.27.48-2

We only stopped for rest areas on Day 7.  Mostly because we were not feeling great and just wanted to get our driving for the day behind us (so we could rest again at the next hotel – after all, we spend quite a bit of time unpacking what we need from the car and repacking every morning).

One item of note for Wyoming and Montana:  The rest stops are terrible.  More on this during Day 8 (because I am writing this post on Day 8 🙂  and I want to keep you in suspense.

Day 7 Statistics

Distance: 374.0 miles
Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes, and 34 seconds
Average Speed: 61.4 mph
Minimum Elevation: 2898 feet
Maximum Elevation: 5708 feet
Total climb: 10704 feet
Total descent: 10521 feet

Day 7 Route

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: