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August 12, 2005

National Parks August 2005 - Salt Lake City to Yellowstone

SLC to Yellowstone Gallery LinkTake me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...

I doubt that Salt Lake City was what Axl had in mind when he wrote those lyrics. But it sure does fit well - in some really strange way. Just when the desert turns in to a high mountain range, the city seems to appear out of nowhere. Very neat, very tidy.
After I picked up my rental car, I stopped briefly at the State Capitol and Temple Square. After two hours, I decided it was time to take I-15 North towards Idaho Falls.

While looking at the map during planning the trip, I saw what small detour a stop in Preston, Idaho would be. Awesome.
Before you do the same and risk an underwhelming visit, let me assure you: there's really nothing going on. Still, it was nice to get this first hand experience.

After a quick break for dinner in Pocatello, the day ended in my hotel room in Idaho Falls. And no, the falls are not worth the trip. The fact that you can get inexpensive, yet good quality accomodation on the way to Yellowstone is much more appealing.

Posted by Uli at August 12, 2005 11:59 PM


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