State Capitols of Idaho and Utah

Friday, September 15, 2023

We saw two state capitols on our Tri-State Road. We swung by Utah's capitol on our way to Idaho. At the end of our trip, we were in Salt Lake again so we went to see it at night.

We also spent a day in Boise and saw the Idaho State Capitol.

Stargazing in Nevada

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

 One of the primary purposes of our trip out west (besides the half marathon) was to star gaze in a place with very little light pollution. It did not disappoint!  The first 4 pictures were 20 minutes outside of Ely, NV.  The next set were outside of Great Basin National Park.

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin NP - Alpine Lakes Hike

Sunday, September 10, 2023

I survived hiking at over 10,000 feet!  The first quarter mile was tough but it was also mostly uphill. After that I was mostly fine. It was a beautiful hike. 

Bonneville Salt Flats

Saturday, September 9, 2023

 We took a long detour on our way to Ely, NV to see the Bonneville Salt Flats. I have always wanted to see this place and it really didn't disappoint. What made it even cooler was there was a  rainstorm just before we got there so there were lakes of salt water that just reflected the sky. Such a cool experience.