WY do so few people live in the state north of Colorado? It is the least populous state in the nation and almost all its neighbors have twice the population. What accounts for such a large difference?
My partner and I are planning a cross-country trip from Austin, TX to Seattle, WA, during which we want to have several days-long backpacking trips. We originally wanted to do Zion, Black Canyon of Gunnison, Grand Tetons and Glacier, but aside from Black Canyon booking the other places seems difficult to impossible. Looking for advice on the likelihood of getting to do it in those parks in May, as well as alternate backpacking possibilities should these fail. [more inside]
Thanks to answers to this previous question, I decided to take a direct route for my cross-country trip. And now I'm caught in a blizzard! Which is more likely to be passable tomorrow: Rock Springs WY to Burlington CO (my original plan) via 80/25/70, or Rock Springs to Ogallala NE (which maybe looks to me like it got less snow) by staying on 80, then dropping down to 70 around Lexington? [more inside]
To those who live in or around Jackson Hole / Tetons / Teton Valley etc, what is the air quality like there now? Myself and my SO are planning to take an annual backpacking / hiking / camping trip to the area next Friday and I'm wondering if the fallout from the fires in ID / MT will make it all too unpleasant... [more inside]
As a child I remember being scared to death by a Wyoming ghost story called "Squish Plop" involving a zombie like smoke jumper who has no legs and moves with a distinctive squish-plop noise as he crawls on his hands. I want to remember the whole story, but I've only been able to find references to the story but not the actual story. Please help me remember this old ghost story.
What's the most scenic way to make a combined flight / drive to Jackson, Wyoming from Seattle? [more inside]
What to do in Cheyenne with a 10 year old? [more inside]
I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
I am looking for wheelchair accessible lodges/cabins in Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho. Bonus points for being within an hour of a major airport, but not necessary. [more inside]
Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map.
Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map. [more inside]
Mum and I are going on a road trip in a week. We're starting from the Seattle area and the farthest point is Mansfield, MO. There we will see the last "Little House" of Laura Ingalls Wilder. We'll also be visiting DeSmet, SD to see the "Little Town on the Prairie". We're also going to see Mt. Rushmore which is also in South Dakota. Other than that, we have no definite plans. What is there to see and/or do between those two points? Any hotel/motel/B&B recommendations? [more inside]
Where should we rockhound and fossil hunt on our road trip through the Midwest and Great Plains states? [more inside]
Wyoming Filter: My father is headed to Yellowstone Nat'l Park and Jackson Hole in a few weeks. I want to get him a gift certificate to a restaurant he can use in Yellowstone or Jackson Hole. [more inside]
Driving from Arizona to Bozeman, Montana in about two weeks. What things must we see along the way? [more inside]
What is there to see on I-80 in the Western US? [more inside]
Please recommend some early-summer, moderate back-country trips in Yellowstone. [more inside]
I'm planning a road trip this spring break originating in Portland, Oregon and ending up somewhere within 900 miles one-way; I am particularly drawn to the Southwest, and Utah/Arizona. Can you help me think of interesting or less obvious ideas? [more inside]
So...what's with jail terms for speeding tickets in Wyoming? [more inside]
I'm going to Yellowstone in May , traveling from Austin TX via New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming then back through Kansas and Oklhoma. I would really appreciate recomendations for any cool places to stop along the way. Cool museums, cheap flea markets, places to buy cool jewelry, cool parks, places to camp, vegetarian resteraunts etc. And also the best places to stay in Yellowstone as thAT's where we'll be spending most of our time.
We're going fly fishing in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming next week. What should we make sure not to miss? [more inside]
Mixtape filter: I need songs that reference any of the states of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. [more inside]
Why is the sky so much bigger in Wyoming and Montana than everywhere else? [more inside]
I'm taking a snowboarding trip to Wyoming this winter break and I will be using a plane at least three times during this period. Naturally, I will be carrying a snowboard and all my other equipment on the plane. How should I go about protecting my board? Should I just use a soft case to protect from scratches or should I be more concerned? Also, are there any products anyone can specifically recommend?
On a whim, I'm driving from Milwaukee to San Francisco to Seattle and back to Milwaukee again. I'll be going through WI, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, and MN and am looking for some tips on sights I shouldn't miss. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What exactly is there to do in Eastern Wyoming in March? I'll be there for a week.