This is my proposed route for my mid-August vacation. Yes, I know that parts of this will be very hot. This will only happen if SWMBO gets sufficient time off to allow the extra miles, otherwise it will just be a run up to Denver for the IBA meeting and then back home. If the stars align, the creek don't rise, and everything else falls into place we will leave early (3 - 4 am) on a Saturday morning and head NW. We have to be in Denver by Wednesday morning but that's the only thing set in stone.
The goal will be to grab OR, WA, ID to fill in the upper left corner of my map, visit Glacier NP, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and then on to Denver. Everything is flexible depending upon time and weather but there obviously won't be a lot of time to stop and smell the roses for the first couple of days.
Any thoughts on what to see, what to avoid, different routes?