I wanted to take a trip to Montana last year but didn't have time so I started planning the trip for this year back in January before all the Covid 19 stuff started. The original plan was to depart June 19th but we had to delay our start because of a death in my riding buddies family. We ended up launching out from Philadelphia, PA on July 14th and averaged about 550-600 miles a day. We had no interest in riding 2400 miles from PA to Montana so we hauled the bikes on my Aluma motorcycle trailer which I purchased specifically for this and future trips. Day 1: Drove from PA to Port Clinton, OH and stayed at Camp Perry. Of all the military installations I've stayed on Camp Perry had the absolute worse quarters I've ever stayed in and despite how bad they looked the cost was even more ridicules at 100 bucks a night :-( The installation is right on Lake Erie so we had good scenery to look at and Port Clinton had a good selection of shops, beaches and restaurants to choose from. Day 2: Drove from Port Clinton to Johnston, IA which is just outside of Des Moines and stayed at Camp Dodge a Iowa National Guard installation. Quarters were significantly better than the quarters we stayed in at Camp Perry. Day 3: Drove from IA to Rapid City, SD and spent the night at the Sleep Inn which was clean, comfortable, safe and quiet. We would return here on the way home and spend a day riding checking out MT Rushmore/Crazy Horse monuments and a few other places. Day 4: We arrived in Bozemen, MT Friday evening, checked into our Airbnb, unloaded the bikes and went on a short 40 mile ride to get the fluids flowing and find someplace to eat. Day 5: This is where the adventure starts and we get down to some serious riding. We rode through the north entrance of Yellowstone and took the Grand Loop out to Beartooth Hwy and up to the summit of Beartooth Pass. If you haven't been to Yellowstone you really should go, there is incredible beauty and diversity of life in the park with awesome roads and scenery. Along the way we saw Bison, Elk, Antelope, Bald Eagles and a bunch of people abandoned their cars when someone claimed they saw a bear. I wasn't to keen on seeing a bear while riding, bears and motorcycles don't mix well in my opinion. Day 6: Back to Yellowstone except this time we entered through the west entrance to the park. We started out riding SR 191 out of Bozeman and for about about 20 miles we enjoyed riding through a canyon with great curves and sweepers you could take at 70+ mph. Once we entered the park we headed south and visited several of the hot springs which were pretty cool. We skipped Old faithful because the line was to long to enter the parking lot plus you can end up waiting more than 90 minutes to see it go off. We were more interested in riding than waiting so on we rode out the south entrance to the park and rode the 20 miles to Grand Tetons National Park. Grand Tetons like Yellowstone was totally awesome and worth the ride down. Day 7: Our third day riding through Yellowstone and once again we entered through the West Entrance but this time went deeper into the interior of the park and checked out Mammoth Springs. The diversity of life in Yellowstone is mind blowing from Bison to Elk to Microscopic organisms that live in the hot/sulphur springs. Riding in the park isn't bad after you get through the entrance which can take a while depending on what day/time you arrive. Cost is 35 bucks for cars and 30 bucks for motorcycles but I was able to access the park for free as a disabled veteran. Once in the park we were able to maintain the speed limit, 45 mph, once we got out of the tourist areas. There are plenty of turnouts to pull over and observe wildlife or take pictures but there were a few idiots stopped in the middle of the road trying to see wildlife.