And that's not in reference to the 550 miles I drove between rounds today..that was just rough with no A/C in the Wyoming desert. It's in reference to the truck tires, two of them on a broken axle, bounding down the grassy median next to my car at 50mph taking 10' high jumps into the air as they hit bumps..and kept on going. They had just broken off a truck right in front of me..I hope they didn't cross the median and hit a car..but it was hilarious and out-of-this world. The trucker was ok. I applied sunscreen often but had to have the windows down, so I am pretty badly burnt. Added another new state today, not many left now. Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington (been to haven't played-if you count the Seattle Airport), North Carolina, Rhode Island (been to haven't played).
Laramie, WY- Spring Creek:This one ended up not being worth staying over for, should have knocked it out last night and started the long drive at night. It's flat, with medium length rough grass and not many trees, but some holes have tightly packed wide pines. Longgg, featuring a ton of water hazards, I lost a disc. There are maps, but still hard to figure out due to some holes either being moved or a basket was missing, never figured that out! Good views of mountains way off in the distance. No roller options due to rough grass. Uses water and length to make it very tough.
Rawlins, WY- Deer Field @ Washington Park:Short but VERY hard for it's length, with some holes having almost no fairway to shoot for, just tight trees in a grassy and hilly park. One basket was decimated, and one had little kids and a picnic all around it. Great views of mountains, with one hole running up to the edge of a large rocky hill. Has signs, dirt tees are muddy when the sprinkler hits them. Road often OB, several tight tunnels forcing control. Worth playing if you're making the long drive across the state since it's 3 minutes from the Interstate, and the next course is 400 miles away heading west.
Pocatella, ID- Idaho State University:This course is absolutely mind-blowing. It's in a steep valley and up and down the slopes of the mountain on the sides. All holes are either way up or down hill, or across valleys. By way I mean 80' changes up or down, with a 410' uphill hole playing more like 600+'. And a 410' downhill hole playing like 200'. Flattened paths cut into the sides of the mountain allow you to walk and play it with ease. It's extremely well marked, and has brick tee pads that work great. Few trees, all short and scrubby pines. Some holes can be tight, some wide open. If you throw off or get flipped by the wind, you can wind up farther away than the tee pad. Stunning views in 360 degree from the top, which is easily 300' higher than your car. If you have a bad heart or knees, this one's not for you at all. One of my new favorites, I recommend everyone make it out here someday.