10 Day Epic Road Trip: The Birthday Adventure Vacation

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Day 9, leaving Yellowstone and on the next adventures

On our way out of the park, we hit Tower Fall.

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Tower Fall

Yellowstone River and Antelope Creek

We hiked down to the Yellowstone River and Antelope Creek.

Bear!

On our way through the park, we spotted another bear. This was our third one in 3 days. We were stoked.

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We made our way towards the West Entrance, or exit in our case. We took in the last bit of scenery before heading south. Yellowstone is beautiful, but we were ready to get the heck out. I was over the slow, two lane roads that take forever to get anywhere. I was dreaming of a huge freeway actually. haha

 

West Entrance

Jeez, look at all that traffic going in. We were happy to be leaving.

 

West Yellowstone. Time to give the truck another bath.
West Yellowstone. Time to give the truck another bath.

 

Crossing the Continental Divide for our 29th time, we entered Idaho and drove south.

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Mesa Falls

We made a pit stop at Mesa Falls for some more sightseeing along our drive.

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That's the greenest field I have ever seen!
That’s the greenest field I have ever seen!

 

St Anthony Dunes

After Mesa Falls, we didn’t have much of a plan. We were just kind of roaming south until we found a place to camp. Since we were in Idaho and close to St Anthony, I figured we’d check out the dunes and RV parks for future reference and maybe even grab a camp site. That turned out to be a big fat no. It was 4th of July weekend and the places were packed. The spaces were also very close to each other. We wanted to get away from people so we just stopped to check it out and then were on our way.

I had to play around just a little bit in some new-to-me sand.

Getting out of ID

Idaho is pretty boring. Unless you are up in the Sawtooth Mountains or more north, there is just flat farmland. So we made our way into Utah to find a place in the mountains for the night.

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We chose Logan, Utah.

We headed into the mountains as the sun got low.

 

Camp for the Night!

We scored a spot down a forest road. There were other campers in the area, but they were about a 1/4 mile down the road. We had some peace and quiet and a great spot. I’m guessing nobody snatched this spot up because it wasn’t level. Not a problem for us. I rolled some logs down from the hill, put it in 4 low and leveled the truck out perfectly. We made a JetBoil meal and relaxed around the fire for the night with some cold ones.

Day 10, our final day of adventure, continued on page 10

 

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Do more with less! That is my motto lately. I love getting outdoors and exploring new places, usually on my KTM motorcycle. My wife, Anna, and I recently bought and built out a Sprinter van to do more of the things we love. Traveling and seeing new places is always at the top of our to-do list.

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  1. Corey
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    Killer trip Pete!! Looks like you had a ton of fun. Makes me want to pack the wife and kids up and go camping this weekend.

    • Pete
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      Thanks Corey! You should go for it. The mountains are the best place to be in summer. 🙂

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