Long drives are worth it. About 6 1/2 hours of driving for me in total, but I was able to get some mountains in one of my star trail shots. It was in the upper 30’s, but I was prepared for that and was nice and warm! This is 140 photos, that are 25 seconds each. I then take all of those photos an stack them on top of each other.
This is absolutely my favorite style of shooting.