The weather has been great to me so far. So some sprinkles this morning going through City of Rocks but otherwise pretty awesome.
Woke up in a passable campsite in Sawtooth National Forest in NV
Was very to happy to find that the only gas station for 40 miles that I arrived at running on fumes only charged $3.21 which is less than I paid to start the day yesterday, hooray for Idaho.
City of Rocks National Reserve is worth the detour if you find yourself between I-80 and I-84.
The next stop was Hagerman, ID where I was checking out the Fossil Beds Visitor Center and noticed a blurb about the Owsley Bridge which crosses the Snake River. It rang a bell as there is a picture of the Bridge in my grandmother’s house as her maiden name is Owsley and the bridge replaced the ferry crossing her father and uncle ran in the beginning of the 1900s.
Next stop was Craters of the Moon which is an otherworldly spot, a volcanic flow in the middle of the high plains
I have found the less obvious drawback to a winter trip is the lack of daylight. Way too much of my driving through what is likely really amazing terrain is in the dark. Seeing every single star is cool but I’m sure I’m missing out on some amazing things driving past in the dark.