Montana, home of the "Reasonable & Prudent" (translation: NO) speed limit. I'm really not that surprised that my gas Milage dropped by a little more than 5 mpg today.
Stoped for lunch at Colter Pass, elevation 10,854 feet. There is still plenty of snow here, there are people snowmobiling all over the place, and I saw a few skiers.
Came in through the NE entrance of the park. The drove was spectacular, though longer than I had anticipated. There are no campsites available! By the time I get to the ranger station (19 miles took me 1 hour 45 minutes on a 45 mph road thanks to an RV that wouldn't use the pull outs) was closed, so no back country permit. Which means I have to find someplace outside the park. I decide to go out through the North entrance. There might not be any campsites, but there are animals and views galore. I saw Buffalo (maybe a little too up close, a bull tried to put his head in my window, while it was rolled up), Elk, Moose, and a big horn sheep. I also stopped at the beautiful Mammoth Hot Springs and went for a hike.
I couldn't find a USFS campground, so I'm in a commercial campground, right outside the North entrance to the park.
After a beautiful morning and early afternoon, it started to get overcast. After setting up my tent while I was in the middle of making dinner (Pizza!) it started to rain. It's still raining, and the wind is blowing, probably not to much sleep tonight.