Drive Across Wyoming

Dutch Oven Cooking, places, Travel

On the morning of the 13th we headed out early to drive about 5 to 6 hours to a campground about 20 miles or so from Yellowstone.  Our reservations for one of the campgrounds in the park didn’t start until the 15th so we had two nights to stay outside of the park.  The drive across Wyoming was beautiful, going out of the mountains to the high desert country and then back to the mountains again.  It was a tiring day though and I was ready to get to the campground.  It is pretty but not as good as the previous campground.

Here is some scenery on the drive across from the middle of the state to the northwest corner.

Looking up at the mountains I could see a window in the mountain I guess you could call it – that is what I am calling it.


And here we are down in the desert area which is about 5000 feet elevation – we had camped the previous night at 7600 ft and drove up to 9600 in the morning, we are now camped once again at about 7600 feet elevation.


See that twisting road down there – that is where we are headed.


It got cloudy for awhile and that mountain peak is what we see from the campground.


The campsite


All set up for the evening meal


This time brownies are in the Dutch oven – you put charcoal under it – about 6 to 8 pieces (you start the charcoal first) and about 12 – 20 pieces on top depending on what you are making.


They turned out ok, but as brownies go these were a bit too moist – but edible as you can see by the half empty pan – but they were very thin! we weren’t total pigs. Smile


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12 comments… add one
  • Debbie in Alaska Aug 19, 2014

    Great to see you travel pics…the brownies looked great! Gooey is better than dry when it comes to chocolate!
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  • Carla Aug 19, 2014

    I have never been to that part of the country. I have flown over but never seen it up close and personal. Be glad you are not in Arkansas. The summer heat has finally arrived. close to 98 tomorrow. But I don’t think we have hit 100 yet.

  • Jill Aug 19, 2014

    Gorgeous scenery! What a nice itinierary you have planned. I do not know if I would have the energy to cook, let alone bake, after a long travel day.
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  • Hannele Aug 20, 2014

    Fabulous landscapes – and a delicious evening meal 🙂
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  • Deb Aug 20, 2014

    Playing catch up from South Fork ( gorgeous! ) and on. Lovely scenery and you are living large…pretty views and skinny moist brownies 🙂
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  • Kathy ... aka Nana Aug 20, 2014

    Wow, what gorgeous scenery! Thanks so much for taking us along. I prefer my brownies moist, so my mouth is watering! 😉
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  • Marianne Aug 20, 2014

    We keep talking about visiting Yellowstone sometime when we are visiting my mom in Colorado. Maybe this coming year… We also want to go to the Grand Canyon, but maybe we can do a big circle next time.

    The scenery out west is so gorgeous!

  • Rebecca Grace Aug 20, 2014

    These photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. I especially loved seeing how you use a small quilt on the picnic table — civilized AND practical! 🙂
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  • Mary Ann Aug 20, 2014

    Enjoying all the photos……….I find that each state is so pretty in their own way…..

  • Debra Aug 20, 2014

    Love your fabulous pictures and your cooking in the dutch oven is so cool.
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  • Hilda Aug 20, 2014

    I enjoy seeing the wonderful scenery you are visiting and thanks for sharing your cooking adventures too – what fun!

  • Sartenada Aug 21, 2014

    So beautiful landscape photos! We have never been in Yellowstone, only in Yosemite. I loved to see Your camping photos also!
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