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Thursday, June 19, 1997
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming to Rocker, Montana
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Rocker, Montana:
Latitude: 46° 0' 29" North
Longitude: 112° 36' 45" West
Altitude: 4756 feet
From Seattle: 473 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Rocker Inn

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Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: Wyoming, Montana
Route: I90, US237, SR2, I90
Start: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Stop 1. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
End:Rocker, Montana
Road Miles:235 miles
Linear:141 miles
Weather: Rain / Partial Sun

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The "Roosevelt" Arch, The North (and original) entry to Yellowstone Yellowstone National Park, MT

View from cave entrance Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Nursing colony of bats (BAD?) Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Bat Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Stalactites #1 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

"Beaver Slide" passage Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Tapestry #1 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Column #1 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

A room w/ formations Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Column #2 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Tapestry #2 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Tapestry and hole Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

"Crystal Pool" Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

"The Brown Waterfall" Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Smooth dome stalagmite Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Tapestry covered room Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Column #3 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

"Sherwood Forest" Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Columns #1 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

Columns #2 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, MT

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 70
Miles Driven:15248
Linear Dist: 11215
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 34
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Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 19
Camping: 14
Hostels: 7
Beers: 178
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Journal Entry:
Got up this morning intending to go see more of Yellowstone, however the weather still sucked, and I just couldn't motivate myself to go do battle with the traffic. As it was it took me over an hour to do the 20 miles to the North entrance.

I'd decided to stay in Butte, MT, which would be an easy drive leaving me lot's of time to rest and relax, yet still put me within reach of Crescent Bar, WA tomorrow. On the way to Butte I saw a sign for Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, since I had lot's of time and was feeling a little guilty for blowing off the rest of Yellowstone, I decided to go. The tour was a very pleasant surprise. The cave was very well decorated with tons of beautiful formations. The tour was informative, interesting, and entertaining. I wasn't expecting much, seeing as how I'd just been to Mammoth, Jewel, and Wind caves, but these held they're own.

Lucky me, there is a High School Wrestling tournament in Butte this weekend, hence no rooms, I did find a room in nearby Rocker.


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