Some people say South Dakota prairie is boring, but I have to disagree. The way the wind blows the grass makes it look like the ground itself is alive.
The hills in Wyoming reminded me of Brokeback Mountain, and I teared up, again. I'm such a sucker for sad stories.
Montana was a bit colder than I expected- that's snow on the hills there.
And even more snow!
I love the Decemberists, so when I saw Tarkio's namesake I had to stop.
I believe this may be the Columbia River. There was a turnout by the highway with this incredible vantage point. The eastern Washington desert is just brilliant.