Southern States Tour – Day 62

Day 62 Route
Day 62 Route

The weather was sunny with some gusty winds in places. Temperatures reached into the high 70’s.

Day’s distance: 293 miles
Total trip distance: 11,637 miles

I rolled out of the motel a few minutes before 10am this morning. My route took me out of Logan on Hwy 89 through Logan Canyon and alongside the Logan River. The roadway was in great shape with some light twists. The canyon walls were forested making for a very scenic ride.

Hwy 89 alongside the Logan River
Hwy 89 alongside the Logan River

As Hwy 89 begins to descend to Garden City, it provides a view down to Bear Lake. This morning, fog remained over the center of the lake when I took this shot.

Bear Lake, Idaho
Bear Lake, Idaho

Hwy 89 crosses into Idaho, my 22nd state visited on this tour.


Shortly after entering Idaho, I crossed back into Wyoming and into Afton, a small town with an unusual claim to fame – the world’s largest arch made from the antlers of Elk.

World's Largest Elkhorn Arch
World’s Largest Elkhorn Arch

As I approached Jackson, Wyoming, I decided to skip visiting the Grand Tetons National Park. I continued my ride through the mountains by taking Highways 22 to Wilson, 31 to Victor, and 33 to Swan Valley.

Day 62 additional closeup

The roads were in generally good shape and fun, while scenery continued to inspire.




In Idaho Falls, I stopped at the city park downtown.

Idaho Falls city park
Idaho Falls city park

I stopped for a quick dinner at Pitmaster BBQ and checked in to my motel.

Tomorrow, I’ll cross the Snake River Plain and explore the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

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