A road trip before summer break is a leisurely way to enjoy remote highways, quaint towns, and chat with the locals—all before school gets out. It’s also unpredictable in terms of weather, but the tradeoff is stunning cloud formations, rushing rivers, lush green meadows, and wildflowers blanketing the hills!
Below are some photos from the California coast, central Oregon, the Payette National Forest in Idaho, the Lolo Pass, and Montana. California included Bodega Bay, Fort Bragg, Avenue of the Giants, and Jedediah Smith State Park.
Crater Lake, Oregon, Sisters, and heading east to Idaho.
McCall, Idaho and driving along the Salmon River
Lolo Pass to Montana—Missoula, Bison Range, and the Bitterroot