Another welcome to the forum from the Keystone state. National parks is a good idea. Maybe some of the guys in the midwest can chime in with some ideas. Just a question, why would you want to ride to Minot, ND. I had a friend who was a postmaster and one of his areas of responsibility was Minot. He said you never want to go there in Winter. But at least the weather should be warmer... Enjoy your trip and ride safe...