I've learned alot as a lurker on this forum - route suggestions as well as planning tools. Now I've made a tentative plan, would love to have some input from experienced roadies.
My Plan is as follows:
Day 1 - Milwaukee to Sioux Falls, SD - 509 Mi
Day 2 - S.F. to Corn Palace (Mitchell), Mt Rushmore, on to Spearfish, SD - 420 Mi
Day 3 - Spearfish to Devil's tower, on to Gardiner, MT - 500 Mi
Day 4 - Yellowstone, then to either Missoula, MT (287 Mi) OR Coeur D'Alene (440 Mi)
Day 5 - Missoula to Seattle via Snoqualmie falls (480 Mi) or from Coeur D'Alene (320 Mi)
You can take a look at my options on Yahoo trip planner:
Any suggestions appreciated!
By the way, I have used Yahoo trip planner and the AAA online triptik tool. In my opinion, both are good, but have complementary strengths and weaknesses. The major strength of AAA is the mapping capabilities - it is definitely map-oriented, and VERY easy to generate a coherent set of point to point maps and directions. Yahoo's mapping is poorly implemented (or should I say integrated), and many of the items you can add to your trip cannot be mapped without entering the physical address. Yahoo shines in it's ability to add/modify items in your plan, be it hotels, attractions, etc. AAA's places functionality is FAR more rudimentary, and does NOT save your selected places with a trip you have created and saved. Merge the strengths of the two and you'd have trip planning Nirvana.
After seeing the storms, I am contemplating mounting my winter tires, which in normal circumstances would be a poor choice for 2000 miles of high speed interstate highway driving. Any thoughts?