26. June 2000, Bozeman to Billings
Today we crossed the border from Montana to Wyoming and changed back to the Pacific side of the continental divide and back to the Atlantic. Yellowstone National Park is mostly situated in Wyoming, but with the far north in Montana. It offers a variety of landscapes, nature and geologic features. We drive from the North entrance to the Northeast Entrance, which is about 252 kilometres. Apart from its size, the most interesting feature of Yellowstone is its location in the mountains with several going above 3000 metres. We then drive on through Shoshone National Park, over the Bear Tooth Pass (3336 m) back into Montana. A long day is concluded in Billings a reasonably-sized city: Big billboards by the common and not so common American chains (Red Lobster, Applebee's, etc.) announced to us that this would not be another small town. Billings is named after the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, that was its founder in 1882.
Overall 1 hour 31 minutes penalty