Day three: Panoramic shot of Lava s Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Panoramic shot of Lava s Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Checking into Bozeman, Montana's Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Checking into Bozeman, Montana's Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: First glimpse of Montana's big sky. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: First glimpse of Montana's big sky. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Hitting 1,000 miles in the Chevy Suburban, just shy of the North Dakota/Montana border. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Hitting 1,000 miles in the Chevy Suburban, just shy of the North Dakota/Montana border. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Salem Sue, "the world's largest Holstein," in New Salem, N. Dak. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Salem Sue, "the world's largest Holstein," in New Salem, N. Dak. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Perfect road trip song with my iPhone synced to the Chevy Suburban. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Perfect road trip song with my iPhone synced to the Chevy Suburban. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Just crossed the state line into North Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Just crossed the state line into North Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day one: A quick jaunt to Ace Spirits in Hopkins, Minn. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day one: A quick jaunt to Ace Spirits in Hopkins, Minn. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day one: Hopping off the highway to see the Orange Moose in Black River Falls, Wisc. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day one: Hopping off the highway to see the Orange Moose in Black River Falls, Wisc. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day one: About to hit the road in the Chevy Suburban Midnight Edition. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day one: About to hit the road in the Chevy Suburban Midnight Edition. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: The Leopold Room at Bozeman, Montana's Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: The Leopold Room at Bozeman, Montana's Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: A quick late-night bite at the Montana Chuckwagon food truck on Main St. in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: A quick late-night bite at the Montana Chuckwagon food truck on Main St. in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Dirty martini using local vodka at Open Range in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Dirty martini using local vodka at Open Range in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Some of the many neon signs illuminating Bozeman's Main St. at night. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day two: Some of the many neon signs illuminating Bozeman's Main St. at night. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Picking up some hiking fuel at the Co-op Downtown in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Picking up some hiking fuel at the Co-op Downtown in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Mountain inclusivity in downtown Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Mountain inclusivity in downtown Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Part of the three-mile ascent to Lava Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Part of the three-mile ascent to Lava Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: The scenic Lava Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: The scenic Lava Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Part of nature at Lava Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Part of nature at Lava Lake in the Gallatin Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Enjoying some post-hike Wilcoxson's ice cream at The Chocolate Moose in downtown Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Enjoying some post-hike Wilcoxson's ice cream at The Chocolate Moose in downtown Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Kicking back with a Gambler Amber Ale at Saffron House in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Kicking back with a Gambler Amber Ale at Saffron House in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: The achari lamb at Saffron House in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: The achari lamb at Saffron House in Bozeman. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Winding down the day with a soak in the claw-foot tub at Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day three: Winding down the day with a soak in the claw-foot tub at Lehrkind Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: Arriving in the Chevy Suburban to Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine, near Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: Arriving in the Chevy Suburban to Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine, near Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: Hillside view from Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: Hillside view from Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: The mule deer greeting committee in the backyard of Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: The mule deer greeting committee in the backyard of Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: Local bourbon and huckleberry sea salt caramels make lovely companions for a night of stargazing at Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day four: Local bourbon and huckleberry sea salt caramels make lovely companions for a night of stargazing at Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: The October 18, 2017, issue of Windy City Times came to you from Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: The October 18, 2017, issue of Windy City Times came to you from Sunny Slope Lodge in Jardine. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Just a goat in a truck in downtown Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Just a goat in a truck in downtown Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Huckleberry martini at The Raven Grill in Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Huckleberry martini at The Raven Grill in Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: The Yellowstone River flowing through downtown Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: The Yellowstone River flowing through downtown Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Downtown Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Downtown Gardiner, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Kirk says, "Now that's my kinda motel!" in West Yellowstone, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Kirk says, "Now that's my kinda motel!" in West Yellowstone, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Just crossed the border into Idaho for a shot glass for the collection. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: Just crossed the border into Idaho for a shot glass for the collection. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: A bison story, told in triptych. Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day five: A bison story, told in triptych. Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Elk on the horizon at sunrise. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Elk on the horizon at sunrise. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A colorful fall overlook. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A colorful fall overlook. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Grazing mule deer. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Grazing mule deer. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Elk fleeing a pack of wolves. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Elk fleeing a pack of wolves. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Two mountain goats (the small, white dots in the center). Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Two mountain goats (the small, white dots in the center). Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Coyote. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Coyote. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A herd of bison. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A herd of bison. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Grazing pronghorns. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Grazing pronghorns. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Kirk finds the remains of a bull elk. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Kirk finds the remains of a bull elk. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Kirk finds the remains of a bull elk. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day six: Kirk finds the remains of a bull elk. Yellowstone National Park tour guided by Yellowstone Insight. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: LGBTQ-inclusive sign in the window of The Roman Theater in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: LGBTQ-inclusive sign in the window of The Roman Theater in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Bison art in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Bison art in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day seven: Absarokee Loop Scenic Drive, near Absarokee, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Kirk picks up a sweet vintage western robe at an antique shop in Belfry, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Kirk picks up a sweet vintage western robe at an antique shop in Belfry, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Driving the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway through the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Monument to the Smith Mine Disaster, east of Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Monument to the Smith Mine Disaster, east of Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Monument to the Smith Mine Disaster, east of Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Monument to the Smith Mine Disaster, east of Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: One last locally-sourced dirty Martini at Carbon County Steakhouse in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: One last locally-sourced dirty Martini at Carbon County Steakhouse in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Carbon County Steakhouse in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eight: Carbon County Steakhouse in Red Lodge, Montana. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day nine: Roadside auction in eastern Wyoming on the drive back. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day nine: Roadside auction in eastern Wyoming on the drive back. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day nine: Kirk's haul from the roadside auction in eastern Wyoming on the drive back in the Chevy Suburban. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day nine: Kirk's haul from the roadside auction in eastern Wyoming on the drive back in the Chevy Suburban. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day nine: Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day nine: Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: At Wall Drug in South Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: At Wall Drug in South Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: Making friends with Sinclair the dinosaur in eastern South Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: Making friends with Sinclair the dinosaur in eastern South Dakota. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: The ominous exterior of gay bar Omaha Mining Co. in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: The ominous exterior of gay bar Omaha Mining Co. in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: From the Supreme Bitch Pageant at The Max in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: From the Supreme Bitch Pageant at The Max in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: From the Supreme Bitch Pageant at The Max in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: From the Supreme Bitch Pageant at The Max in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: From the Supreme Bitch Pageant at The Max in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day ten: From the Supreme Bitch Pageant at The Max in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eleven: One last shot glass for the collection. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eleven: One last shot glass for the collection. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eleven: LJ Maasdam's wheel art sculpture in Lynnville, Iowa. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eleven: LJ Maasdam's wheel art sculpture in Lynnville, Iowa. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eleven: After 3,717 miles in the Chevy Suburban, Kirk arrives back home. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Day eleven: After 3,717 miles in the Chevy Suburban, Kirk arrives back home. Photo by Kirk Williamson
Kirk's 3,717-mile road trip in the Chevy Suburban. Photos by Kirk Williamson
Kirk's 3,717-mile road trip in the Chevy Suburban. Photos by Kirk Williamson