I'm starting to plan a roadtrip for mid-October to mid-November. We'll be leaving from PA and driving a northern route out to CA and central/south route on the way back. I'm concerned about some of the weather we might hit in mid/late October, especially around Glacier National Park and through the Rockies (Yellowstone/Tetons).
We'll be driving a rear-wheel drive Crown Victoria with good winter tires, but don't want to get involved with snow chains especially on steep, unfamiliar terrain. We were hoping to drive along the Bear Tooth Highway, but I'm afraid this may be too late in the season.
A very rough route for the first 1/2 of the trip is: High tail it from PA to Detroit and "get started" from there. Go around Lake Michigan through WI to Chicago, and then to the Badlands NP, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone/Tetons, and north to Glacier NP. From there over the Cascades to Seattle, and south through CA.
Can anybody give some tips for planning a mid/late Oct. drive around this area? Thanks.