Coast to Coast: Day 4 – 330 miles

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Day 4 – 330 miles

Jess and I successfully made it to California. Life kept me away from finishing our travel blog, but now I can.

The far left point is Schoolhouse Rock (11,440 ft.), roughly center of the pictured ridge is The Diamond (11,720 ft.), and far right is Old Main (11,755 ft.)

The far left point is Schoolhouse Rock (11,440 ft.), roughly center of the pictured ridge is The Diamond (11,720 ft.), and far right is Old Main (11,755 ft.)

My wife and I woke up the next day feeling refreshed. We took our time getting ready because we were planning on only driving about 300 miles to Evanston. Because of this, we took a more scenic route through the Snowy Range Mountains along Wyoming Highway 130. It is a very beautiful drive. I recommend it to you if you happen to be in southeastern Wyoming.

The rest of the drive across southern Wyoming, however, is rather boring. The 300 miles along Interstate 80 in Wyoming is desolate. It’s the high desert plains. Absolutely nothing to see, unless you like construction crews. Move along.

There are two seasons in Wyoming - Winter and construction

There are two seasons in Wyoming – Winter and construction

We stopped in Evanston, WY. We stayed that night with my grandma and had a good time playing volleyball with my extended family. Being a veteran of trips to Las Vegas, my grandmother helped us plan our route through Utah. After some home cooking, a rare treat from grandma these days, and another good night’s sleep, we headed out the next morning for Las Vegas.

-FreakyRO

I swear there is a chipmunk in there right in the middle

I swear there is a chipmunk in there right in the middle

Stats:

  • Pics taken along Wyo 130: 26
  • Pics taken along I-80: 0
  • Switchbacks traversed: 6
  • Number of times explained switchbacks to wife: 3
  • Number of flies that chased our dog: Infinity
The Overland Trail marker between Laramie and Centennial

The Overland Trail marker between Laramie and Centennial

The Snowy Range from a distance

The Snowy Range from a distance

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