almost at the end of our journey


how could we top the upper antelope valley slot canyons, i am not sure we can but we continue on our travels. leaving our Bryce national park campground at Ann’ inns i ask about the aspen trees turning fall colors. i’ve head so much about them and on our last trip missed then entirely. Off we go up rt 14 through the Dixie National Forest onto rt 148 towards the Cedar Breaks national monument. we were up there last weekend he said. wow so cool as i head for the car can’t wait to tell mary.

so here we go on our way to north towards Yellowstone National Park, a good two day drive.

Green aspens

Green aspens

rt 14 along side the road through the Dixie national forest woo who.

aspens turning

aspens turning

 

Aspens turning yellow

Aspens turning yellow

higher we climb

Golden aspens

Golden aspens

Golden Aspens

Golden Aspens

aspens

aspens

now we arrive at Cedars Breaks National monument

Cedars Breaks National Monument

Cedars Breaks National Monument

a small version of Bryce National Monument

Ceders National Monument

Ceders National Monument

Cedars Breaks national monument

Cedars Breaks national monument

and behind us

Brian Heads Mountain

Brian Heads Mountain

which is a major ski resort on the other side of the mountain close to I15.

Brians  Head meadow

Brians Head meadow

and down the mountain we go headed to Parowan utah and I15 with  Salt Lake city  in our sites. but all this climbing around has gotten us hungry and we pull off I15  at exit 109 in Beaver Utah, allowing our hunger to guide us, where to go and we see what looks like a gas station but low and behold it’s a restaurant Timberline Inn. wow a gastronomic find, mary had a french dip and i had a chicken avocado sandwhich. unbelievably good. we stumbled on to something special. we asked the waitress about the place she told us they make their own breads and everything from scratch.it was started by a chief who trains everyone.

after lunch we continued north towards Salt Lake city looking for a motel on my smart phone i select a cute motel in the city. a good nights sleep then on the road again. looking for an air mattress as ours had died in Bryce Canyon RIP. no such luck in finding a new one we wasted hours driving and calling sporting good stores. oh well.

Orange aspens

Orange aspens

there were no inns available for us near Yellowstone and it was a long drive anyways so we stayed about 32 miles south of Yellowstone in a small fishing town in Island Park Idaho at the Anglers Inn. another one of our finds the inn is located on Henry’s Fork on Blue Spring Creek a world renowned fly fishing spot.

fly fishing

fly fishing

the view outside our room

Blue spring creek

Blue spring creek

and this is our creek side porch

Angler's Inn porch

Angler’s Inn porch

we ate our first dinner at anglers inn which was cosy and fine but we always like to explore a bit and the next evening found the last chance bar and grill at the Trouthunter Lodge almost next door. the food as excellent so much that we asked to meet the chief and complimented him on the food.

sunset

sunset

well because of the length of this post i’ll rest my weary fingers and hopefully finish this up next time.

jene

 

 

 

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