Going to Yellowstone has been a lifelong dream and I finally did it!! I travelled by myself from Kentucky to Yellowstone, logging in almost 4000 miles on my journey. I left on Tuesday September 7th, the day after Labor Day, and returned on Monday September 20th. I did a combination of tent and car camping, using my 2019 Dodge Durango, with a roof cargo carrier for extra storage.
Here's the bed of my car - It has 2 rows of back seats that I fold down. The set of plastic 3 shelf drawers holds my clothes, vitamins, and miscellaneous other items. I use a 5 gallon bucket with a toilet seat for a night time toilet. I keep it in a milk crate so it doesn't tip over. The bag inside the toilet has a layer of kitty litter on the bottom to cut any smells..
The floor space on the passenger side holds 2 boxes - one with my JetBoil and the other with my kitchen supplies...
I was up and out of the house by 8 o’clock in the morning. First I dropped my dogs off at the vet and then stopped at McDonald’s for breakfast and I was on the road by 8:45. I like to take my time because for me, the journey is just as important as the destination. I usually drive around 6 hours a day with frequent stops for gas, rest areas, geocaching and sight seeing.
I was able to get five geocaches the first day. One was at Danville Female Academy in Missouri. Danville was one of the countries first female collages located west of the Mississippi. The school was the site of some Civil War activity and you can read more about it here.