State boundaries: 16, 17.
First impression: America’s secret western paradise.
Weather: Great, with a sprinkling of snow.
Strange: Waking up to a truckload of guys carrying rifles.
Lodging: Free car camping on BLM land.
Vegan restaurants: Welcome to Beef Country.
Highlights: Devil’s Tower National Monument, Big Horn National Forest, Yellowstone, Deadwood, and tons of bald eagles, public lands.
More photos after the jump. Bold dates indicate full days, all others are mixed with traveling to and from. All entries include photos en route to, and including that destination.