Devils Tower National Monument

Wednesday, September 14 cont’d

I plan to stay two nights at Devils Tower National Monument. My next stop is Rapid City, SD on Sept 16, and I’m only a few hours drive from there.

I drive up to the visitors center. After looking at the exhibits, I walk the trail that circumnavigates the Tower. It’s only about a mile and half so I take my time to enjoy the area. Read More

Big Horn Basin & Buffalo, WY

Tuesday, September 12

On Monday I drive out the east entrance of Yellowstone to Cody, WY.  I’m not sure exactly where I’m headed.  In Cody I stop at the visitors center to get some info on the area. I decide to take a tour of the Big Horn Basin. Read More

Yellowstone – Part 3

Saturday, September 9

Today I drive north to Mammoth Hot Springs.  The mineral deposits from the springs looks like snow! Read More

Yellowstone – Part 2

Friday, September 8

Today I’m driving down to the Old Faithful area of the park.  Of course this is the one place everyone goes when visiting the park.  It was very busy!  Old Faithful was about to erupt as I arrive. Read More

Yellowstone National Park

Tuesday, September 5

After filling fresh water tank and emptying gray and black tanks I head north to Yellowstone National Park.  I hope that I can drive the 125 miles to Norris Campground in time to get a site there.  This campground is first come first served, so I have a shot at it. Read More

Gros Ventre Campground

Monday, Sept 4, 2017

On Labor Day Monday I leave Granite Creek early and drive thru Jackson to Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park. I had thought I would spend a couple days here.  But after my trip into town last Friday, when I saw how smoky it is, I decide to only stay one day. Read More

Monday, Aug 30 to Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

It’s a nice sunny morning when I pull out of Craters of the Moon continuing east on Hwy 20 to Idaho Falls. I find a Fred Meyer grocery store where I shop and get gas. Continue east on Hwy 26 through the Swan Valley – a very pretty drive.  Read More

Craters of the Moon cont’d

August 29, 2017

Whew, it was very warm last night. This black lava rock really absorbs the heat during the day and then releases it at night. It only cooled down to about 75° inside, that’s warm!  The lava rock also emits a strong sulphur smell. Read More

August 28, 2017

The campground at Craters of the Moon is first come, first served.  I thought there would be more sites available if I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday.  So that’s partly why I stayed at Silver Creek West last night. Read More

Free camping at Silver Creek West

August 27, 2017

I arrive at Silver Creek West Access near Picabo about 10 this morning.  This is a fishing access site that permits camping, no fee.  There are several sites around a loop.  I back in to a site that is right on the creek and get set up.  It’s nice to arrive at camp this early in the day! Read More