June 11…We left Frederick around 8:00 am and made it to Sparta, WI without incident that same evening.
June 12…Normally, the drive is uneventful, but this year we encountered high water on I-90 that had traffic backed up and moving at about 5-10 miles an hour.
Heavy rains the day before had water coursing over all lanes of the 4 lane highway in South Dakota.
This delay set us back by a couple of hours on the second day of our trip. Here is a link to a news story about the flooding:
June 13…Leaving Buffalo, Wyoming on the third day of our journey we encountered winter wonderland scenery in the Bighorn Mountains.
We arrived at Silver Gate, Montana and the Northeast entrance to YNP around mid-afternoon. We checked into our cabin and headed into the park for an evening wildlife viewing excursion. Silver Gate is around 7500 feet above sea level and usually has a fairly moderate temperature. We were slightly surprised to find the thermometer at 27 degrees,