Yellow River State Forest
My friends and I took a weekend trip into the Yellow River State Forest in eastern Iowa. It is hard to find unique landscapes in the somewhat dull Midwest, so any chance of getting out and exploring a new place a few hours away is worth it. The trip was carried on by Eric's Westfalia van that we spent the night in. After setting up camp and a few hikes we found a pool tucked away in the forest that was perfect for a little swimming. Here is what a weekend with some good friends in eastern Iowa looks like.