We drove more than 3300 miles in 9 days from South to North, from East to West
The plan was to take advantage of an unexpected and unplanned space in my office calendar and my family’s fall break, where we could travel through highway and backroads to our destination. This would allow us to appreciate the gradual change of scenery.
Bighorn Sheep, Coyotes, Pronghorn, Porcupine, Prairie Dogs, Mule Deers, Rattle Snakes and Bisons
In the middle of the darkness and almost complete solitude we enjoyed the nightsky
Connect with mother nature, feel the elements, enjoy the wind in your face, the dirt in your hand
To new places, to new customs, to new food, to new people, to new sounds
Whenever have the opportunity to escape to this marvelous places
Getting away from our daily urban routines and the exhausting workforce lifestyle to visit the rural, arid, Badlands seemed like a good excuse to try out the new 150-600 mm lens, alongside the 14mm 2.8f. This was complemented by vehicular improvements to the 2010 4Runner SR5, such as the DIY Roof Rack (built entirely from Supertrut Metal Framing Channel), the new All Terrain T/A K02 Tires from BFGoodrich, and a 32” LED Light Bar.
Coming back from Sage Creek Campground
In our way to Sheep Mountain Table
Chasing the light on the road before sunse
GALLERY OF ANIMALS
We left Georgia behind us, and with it, its forests and hills, to meet with an equally green, but rocker, Tennessee. Hours passed and miles were sped through, scenery ever-changing. The road stopped winding as much as we passed the Kentucky River. We stopped briefly in Missouri, visiting the Gateway Arch and Eads Bridge. We allowed ourselves to appreciate the architecture in the historic district, and the immense Mississippi river. That same day, we left Missouri behind us, driving over to Kansas City for the night. Little did we know, we had never left the state at all! Unbeknown to us, the city was split in two states.
The next morning we continued our pilgrimage, the forest walls giving way to endless cornfields and seas of crops. A few hours later, these gave way to flat, dry, rocky land, announcing our imminent arrival. Reaching the campground by nightfall, we saw ourselves transported into a hidden land, walled by immense pillars and multi-coloured rock walls. Tomorrow would be the start of our great week of adventures…