Every summer I have to go on a skateboarding road trip.. it’s good for the soul. This year we hopped in this old bucket of a van and headed for Yellowstone. The crew was Richard Hughes, Mark Dillon, Chuck Donnatin, Carl Forlano and me. We left at 3am Sunday morning and watched the sunrise over the Nevada desert…
First skate action of the trip: Chuck D ollied the chain to roller coaster backside 180 out in Elko NV
Cops kicked us out of this little ghost town somewhere deep in Nevada. We had a couple run ins with John Law on the trip but got away free and clear. Good thing nobody searched the bucket.. I think the smell was enough to discourage them.
This spot is on the boarder of Nevada and Utah where all the bad Mormons come to drink, gamble and cut loose. Nobody had the energy to tangle with this monster so we high tailed it across the salt flats.
Then we did this…
and shot lazer beams at eachother…
Straight out of the car Chuck jumped right on this rail as we were being kicked out. Idaho!
Jackson Wyoming is freakin rad! We went to a free show.. got a couple skate clips, met some great people and partied our asses off. Another clip for Chucky, he came flying down the street and had to drop a curb right before jumping this rail.. Chuck kills.
Driggs Idaho had the best skatepark of the trip, and free places to camp right there. Everyone killed this park and the locals were stoked on us. Worth the drive if you want a private skatepark where you can camp, and it’s only 45 minutes from Jackson WY.
We ended up driving through the night and some friendly toothless cowboy at a gas station told us where to camp.. It seemed like the plot to some creepy horror movie but ended up being a really cool campsite down in this canyon.. somewhere Idaho.
Amazing trip but a little too much driving in such a short amount of time. Next time we’re skipping Yellowstone and going straight to Driggs Idaho and Jackson Wyoming.