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Summer 2013 Road Trip

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Summer 2013 Road Trip

My husband and I are driving from CA to Hailey, ID, then to Yellowstone, the Tetons, Jackson, Cody. That much we have planned. WE then want to go from Cody to Seattle. We have time and want to take the most scenic route. Can anyone make any suggestions of a route, of things not to be missed, great eateries? Quilt shops?

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1. Re: Summer 2013 Road Trip

Since this is a road trip please post on the road trip forum. Many on this forum do similar trips and we will be glad to help you with your plans.


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2. Re: Summer 2013 Road Trip

The Flynn Quilt Frame company is in Billings and has a Facebook page. Ping them about quilt shops. They've been in the industry for decades and are familiar with the entire area.

From Cody, take the Chief Joseph and Beartooth highways to Red Lodge. You might want an entire day here, so consider spending another night. If you do, go out to East Lake Rosebud for the day.

From Red Lodge, it is more scenic to get to the freeway via Absarokee ("AB-zorky" , if you're curious how to say it). Joliet and Laurel aren't scenic, but there is a stop on the Chief Joseph trail just north of Laurel. Its worth it if you're a Chief Joseph fan or a fan of late century cavalry battles involving the US Army. You will be on Chief Joseph's trail during much of your trip, so possibly check up on it before you head out.

From your arrival at I-90, it really depends how much time you have. Mapping directions: go 850 miles west. You have arrived at your destination in downtown Seattle. It is scenic, but there are more scenic byways if you have more than two days to spend.

You could go north to Lewistown, Neihart and Great Falls on your way to Glacier. You could swing southeast at Anaconda and head to Phillipsburg. You could take 12 back to Lewiston. ID and the Chief Joseph Center in Lapwai. Hells Canyon is right there if you're up for a scenic boat ride. Southeastern Washington touches the Wallowa Mountains, where Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce called home. Just to the north are the rolling hills of the Palouse.

In short you have many options. Posting on the Washington forum would be a good idea too. There is overlap between the forums.

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