There and Back Again
Here are some side trips I took while traveling to & from southeast Utah.
Behind Brigham City, UT, in the Wasatch Mountains, is a road that climbs a mile up to "Inspiration Point". (Why are all viewpoints named that?) The top of Willard Mountain has been flattened into a parking lot that even has a nice park bench for viewing Brigham City, Ogden, and miles out into the Great Salt Lake.
On the way, the road winds through hillsides covered with autumn-yellowed aspen trees.
Silver Island and Crater Island
Not much here but wide open spaces, and some old abandoned mines.
Silver Island is loaded with little caves. Here's one I hadn't visited yet.
Whitman National Forest, OR
I found this peaceful spot to camp just off Interstate 84 — just outside the official campground at Whitman National Forest's Spring Creek.