SE Pennsylvania to Seattle
Driving the wife and two young boys (5 and 10) to Seattle from York Pa for a 6 month temp job this week (end of Febuary)
I was planning on taking I-80 to I90 then I94 through North Dakota to I-90 in Montana thru to Seattle, but also thinking of just staying on I-90 through South Dakota and Wyoming instead.
Which route would be best for the occasional stop and road conditions (trying to make the trip in about 5-6 days as money is very limited) in a small car?
Any advice is appreciated including neat places to stop and take a look.
Thanks in advance!
A quick check of the highways on www.intellicast.com shows a general clearing trend on these highways over the next couple of days (although at present there are some dicey areas) -- if you are leaving later in the week, check there or <a href = "http://www.beaverbear.com/hwycond.html">here<a/> for updated information. Our link will get you connected to the specific state highway DOT sites -- the intellicast website is also good and will give you information specific to the complete interstate routes.
Both I-90 and I-94 have their attractions -- the 94 route passes old Fort Abraham Lincoln (General Custer's last duty post), and the Mandan villages where Lewis and Clark wintered in 1804, then through Theodore Roosevelt National Park and through Montana it follows the Yellowstone River which is very scenic. Another stop could be at Pompey's Pillar, although the driveway back to the parking lot is usually closed in winter -- you have to squeeze through the gate and walk about 1/2 mile or so each way. I think it's worth it to see Capt. Clark's name scratched on the rock!
I-90, well, the Badlands and Black Hills are hard to beat. You could see Crazy Horse, Rushmore and Wall Drug! What could be better?