HAPPY NEW YEAR – ROAD TRIP!! Really didn’t fancy tackling the drive up the hill again, and weather still socked in, so decided to go straight through to Salt Lake rather than Pocatello as planned. As it was, first couple of hours were snow covered and slow, but approaching Idaho Falls the roads cleared and the sun came out, and from there it was full speed ahead.
Made a quick side trip to Antelope Island – in the Great Salt Lake north of the city connected by a causeway – for views of the lake and the Wasatch range. Still very impressive even with the prevailing grey cloudy skies. Returned to the motel in Salt Lake with wifi and this time didn’t need to go outside or stand on one leg to get reception.