How's it goin? I'm currently planning out a roadtrip that my dad and I are gonna be taking in May. The plan is to go from Lodi, CA to the Black Hills/Badlands area of South Dakota. I have quite a bit planned in a little time, but it's worked for us before.
Friday May 18 - Gonna take a half day at work and leave Lodi around noon. Our goal is to get to Elko this night, possibly Wendover if we make good time.
Saturday May 19 - Drive from either Elko or Wendover to Cheyenne, WY. Mapquest says this is over nine hours! Is that true?
Sunday May 20 - Gonna head into Scottsbluff, NE to see the Scottsbluff National Mounment and Chimney Rock. From here we are gonna head north to Mt. Rushmore and eventually stay in Rapid City that night.
Monday May 21 - Badlands National Park - I want to try and squeeze Custer State Park in here too.
Tuesday May 22 - Head through Deadwood and the Black Hills towards Devil's Tower. From Devil's Tower we plan to see the Little Bighorn Battlefield before bedding down in Billings, MT.
Wednesday May 23 - Drive into Cody, WY. Gonna spend a day or two fishing around here.
Thursday May 24 - Fishing in Cody, maybe sneak into Yellowstone.
Friday May 25 - Head through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, probably stay in Jackson Hole.
Saturday May 26 - Drive from Jackson to Elko.
Sunday May 27 - Head in from Elko.
Am I missing anything that I should be seeing in this region? Maybe trying to see too much? The long drives don't bother me much. I did a 12-hour run to Olympia, WA last year in one day with a couple side detours.
Thanks in advance.