Iowa Roadtrip 2007 Album

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Nevada

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Humbolt River Rest Area

Idaho

Conservative

Conservative

State

State

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Register Rock Historical Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Craters of the Moon Area

Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)

First moose sighting

First moose sighting

Valley near Moose

Valley near Moose

Valley near Moose

Valley near Moose

New visitor center at Moose

New visitor center at Moose

New visitor center at Moose

New visitor center at Moose

Tetons - Amphitheatre Lake Hike (9.8mi/3000ft)

Going up

Going up

Mary

Mary

Nice belt

Nice belt

Higher up

Higher up

Switchbacks that don't end

Switchbacks that don't end

Bradley and Taggert Lakes, starting to get tired and slow down, the air is getting thinner and thinner ...

Bradley and Taggert Lakes, starting to get tired and slow down, the air is getting thinner and thinner ...

We learn two bears are up at Amphitheater Lake

We learn two bears are up at Amphitheater Lake

Almost there - bear adrenaline has revived us

Almost there - bear adrenaline has revived us

Surprise Lake - no bears around

Surprise Lake - no bears around

Surprise Lake

Surprise Lake

Surprise Lake - still no bears

Surprise Lake - still no bears

We made it!

We made it!

Elevation 9,698 ft (and no bears in sight!)

Elevation 9,698 ft (and no bears in sight!)

Amphitheater Lake - subalpine climate

Amphitheater Lake - subalpine climate

Amphitheater Lake - its chilly up here!

Amphitheater Lake - its chilly up here!

Going down we see a friendly face

Going down we see a friendly face

Its starts to warm up again and there is more air to breathe

Its starts to warm up again and there is more air to breathe

Back and forth

Back and forth

Outcrop

Outcrop

Outcrop

Outcrop

Grand Teton National Park

Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake

Rock types

Rock types

Geology

Geology

Campsite at Flagg Ranch

Campsite at Flagg Ranch

Going bear hunting

Going bear hunting

Good morning

Good morning

Top of Signal Mountain

Top of Signal Mountain

USGS marker on Signal Mountain

USGS marker on Signal Mountain

Campsite at Flagg Ranch

Campsite at Flagg Ranch

The bear hunter

The bear hunter

Father/Daughter shadow wave

Father/Daughter shadow wave

Tetons from Signal Mountain

Tetons from Signal Mountain

Sage brush

Sage brush

Tetons

Tetons

Mt. Moran

Mt. Moran

A little friend

A little friend

Hard to see all of them

Hard to see all of them

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Tetons

Mary's early morning visit to the Snake river

Mary's early morning visit to the Snake river

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

There is a Grizzly down by the river.  Only the very top of his back is visible.

There is a Grizzly down by the river. Only the very top of his back is visible.

We are on foot and this Grizzly is closer to us than our car is!

We are on foot and this Grizzly is closer to us than our car is!

Luckily there is a park ranger standing right next to us!

Luckily there is a park ranger standing right next to us!

Belt still holding out

Belt still holding out

Mary on the lookout for the wolf pack

Mary on the lookout for the wolf pack

Hayden Valley

Hayden Valley

Marshmellow toaster

Marshmellow toaster

Native American stories ... Old Man shapes mud to make first woman, elk dogs, living skeletons, ...

Native American stories ... Old Man shapes mud to make first woman, elk dogs, living skeletons, ...

Bison

Bison

More of our favorite valley

More of our favorite valley

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Bison

Yellowstone - Mt. Washburn Hike (6mi/1400ft)

Starts at Dunraven Pass

Starts at Dunraven Pass

We hear from other hikers coming down there were bears in the area earlier.  Where is Benji when we need him?

We hear from other hikers coming down there were bears in the area earlier. Where is Benji when we need him?

Where is my poop book?

Where is my poop book?

Great outcrops everywhere

Great outcrops everywhere

Mary takes in the view

Mary takes in the view

The Yellowstone Canyon is visible

The Yellowstone Canyon is visible

More great rocks

More great rocks

Getting near the top

Getting near the top

From the windy fire tower at the top

From the windy fire tower at the top

Radio room in fire tower

Radio room in fire tower

Don't blow now please

Don't blow now please

Elevation 10,243 ft

Elevation 10,243 ft

Very short twisted trees at the treeline

Very short twisted trees at the treeline

Some yellow stone

Some yellow stone

Heading back down, looking back up at fire tower

Heading back down, looking back up at fire tower

Heading back down now, looking back

Heading back down now, looking back

Another friendly face

Another friendly face

Fresh prints! - At this point Mary and I decide to start talking in loud voices about the 'free berries' they are giving away on the other side of the canyon! (why would a bear want to hang around here anyway?)

Fresh prints! - At this point Mary and I decide to start talking in loud voices about the 'free berries' they are giving away on the other side of the canyon! (why would a bear want to hang around here anyway?)

Continuing down

Continuing down

Back at the trail head

Back at the trail head

Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Art Alley

Mitakuye Oyasin

Mitakuye Oyasin

... hope for reconciliation ...

... hope for reconciliation ...

Art Alley

Art Alley

This is a great old time hobby store with parts still in open bins ... I'm coming back here!

This is a great old time hobby store with parts still in open bins ... I'm coming back here!

Downtown ... The Prairie Edge store on the end is really interesting.  There are three floors of Native American art, books and information.  Mary learned about this place  she worked at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.  The Pine Ridge reservation holds the site of the historical Wounded Knee Massacre.

Downtown ... The Prairie Edge store on the end is really interesting. There are three floors of Native American art, books and information. Mary learned about this place she worked at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. The Pine Ridge reservation holds the site of the historical Wounded Knee Massacre.

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Badlands

Mary

Mary

Back in the Badlands again ... its been a long time since the UM Geology caravan went through here on the way to Camp Davis, Wyoming!

Back in the Badlands again ... its been a long time since the UM Geology caravan went through here on the way to Camp Davis, Wyoming!

Wall Drug Store, South Dakota

Free ice water ahead!

Free ice water ahead!

The perfect anniversary gift to bring home ... Elizabeth has always wanted a real painting for over the fireplace! However, Mary convinces me this may not be the right one for Mom.

The perfect anniversary gift to bring home ... Elizabeth has always wanted a real painting for over the fireplace! However, Mary convinces me this may not be the right one for Mom.

Mary discovers country music

Mary discovers country music

What kind of fossil is this?

What kind of fossil is this?

We join in for a few hands

We join in for a few hands

Grinnell, Iowa

Mary and her room mates downtown

Mary and her room mates downtown

Claire

Claire

Kelly and Mary

Kelly and Mary

Mary's desk and bed

Mary's desk and bed

Great work ethic role model!

Great work ethic role model!

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Small corn field next to bed and breakfast!

Small corn field next to bed and breakfast!

Downtown Grinnell

Downtown Grinnell

American meatloaf at the Depot Restaurant

American meatloaf at the Depot Restaurant

Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Outside entrance to Mary's dorm - Gates Hall

Outside entrance to Mary's dorm - Gates Hall

New science building

New science building

Mary's biology lab

Mary's biology lab

Grandpa would love these babies

Grandpa would love these babies

Mary's economics building

Mary's economics building

California or Bust

Southern Iowa heading down to Missouri

Southern Iowa heading down to Missouri

The Mormon Trail

The Mormon Trail

The Morman Trail

The Morman Trail

The Morman Trail

The Morman Trail

Back to I35 South

Back to I35 South

Heading west on the Pony Express Highway (36) though Kansas - Marysville was one of the stops

Heading west on the Pony Express Highway (36) though Kansas - Marysville was one of the stops

Center of the continental USA! A small  cemetary is nearby this marker.

Center of the continental USA! A small cemetary is nearby this marker.

Possibly a distant relative of Elizabeth whose grandma was Clara Sargent.

Possibly a distant relative of Elizabeth whose grandma was Clara Sargent.

Possibly a distant relative of Elizabeth whose grandma was Clara Sargent.

Possibly a distant relative of Elizabeth whose grandma was Clara Sargent.

Possibly a distant relative of Elizabeth whose grandma was Clara Sargent.

Possibly a distant relative of Elizabeth whose grandma was Clara Sargent.

No problem getting a room in Goodland Kansas (off I70)

No problem getting a room in Goodland Kansas (off I70)

Elevation 6347 and still have not even hit the Rockies yet! (on Highway 86 West)

Elevation 6347 and still have not even hit the Rockies yet! (on Highway 86 West)

Time for a little caffeine boost!

Time for a little caffeine boost!

Denver rush hour (I70)

Denver rush hour (I70)

In the Rockies (I70)

In the Rockies (I70)

Rockies (I70)

Rockies (I70)

Utah (I70/Highway 50)

Utah (I70/Highway 50)

Utah

Utah

Utah

Utah

Utah

Utah

Utah - Black Dragon Canyon

Utah - Black Dragon Canyon

Utah - Black Dragon Canyon area

Utah - Black Dragon Canyon area

Utah - Outlaw country (Butch Cassidy hid out here)

Utah - Outlaw country (Butch Cassidy hid out here)

Bottom of the ocean!

Bottom of the ocean!

Utah (I70/Highway 50)

Utah (I70/Highway 50)

Utah rush hour traffic (Highway 50)

Utah rush hour traffic (Highway 50)

Utah/Nevada border rush hour traffic (Highway 50)

Utah/Nevada border rush hour traffic (Highway 50)

Nevada basin (Highway 50)

Nevada basin (Highway 50)

Nevada (Highway 50)

Nevada (Highway 50)

Nevada - The Lonliest Road in America

Nevada - The Lonliest Road in America