Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie outlined road trip on camping site


Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie outlined their ill-fated camping tour on a social media app that ominously describes their voyages leading up to Petito’s disappearance.

Missing Long Island native Petito and her unaccounted-for boyfriend seemed to have recently started a profile on a website that bills itself as a “go-to resource for all campers.”

The account on The Dyrt is credited to “Gabby & Brian V.” Despite the unexplained use of the wrong initial for Brian, the profile appeared to have been started and operated by the couple in July.

There are photos and video of a white tent with orange trim that appeared to be the same tent in a YouTube video that Gabby posted on Aug. 19. There is also an image of a smiling couple next to a rock formation who appeared to be Petito, 22, and Laundrie, 23.

The location of the profile was Colorado Springs, Colo., and the tag line read “traveling in our tiny van.” The account was created in July, and appeared to be last updated on the 29th of that month. The couple did visit Colorado Springs on July 8, according to a timeline of their known travels compiled by The Post.

Map of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie road trip
NY Post illustration

“Gabby and Brian V” reviewed Utah’s Zion National Park on July 22, the last day they were known to be visiting the site.

“So beautiful here, Zion is just beautiful yes, but the tent sites here are really nice!” the couple wrote.

“Walk to the museum after dinner before it gets dark to refill on some cold fresh water and wait for the stars to come out!! So beautiful! And refreshing!! Great campsite! And clean bathrooms!”

The couple's account on The Dyrt features photos of their travels and of Laundrie's Ford Transit van.
The couple’s account on The Dyrt features photos of their travels and their Ford Transit van.

The account also reviewed hikes and campgrounds in Florida and Virginia that they said they visited earlier in the year.

“Got to watch a crazy thunderstorm in our newly converted van! Follow our journey & YouTube!!,” their last review of Arches National Park in Utah read.

It was posted about two weeks before police responded to a domestic dispute between the couple in a Moab parking lot. Petito and Laundrie were arguing at the workplace of a woman who was found slain alongside her wife days later. Police said Friday the double murder was not related to Petito’s disappearance.

The couple also posted 16 pictures and videos of their beautiful surroundings on The Dyrt, including shots of Petito’s now-infamous white 2012 Ford Transit van, which Laundrie drove back alone to his parents’ Florida home, 11 days before his girlfriend’s family reported her missing.

Police searching for the now missing Laundrie in North Port, Florida on September 18, 2021.
Police searching for Brian Laundrie in North Port, Florida, on Sept. 18, 2021.
Dennis A. Clark

“Gabby and Brian V” also made lists of destinations they apparently wanted to visit on the site, including in Washington and Idaho.

Petito’s family is confident she was last seen in late August in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, where the FBI said it was searching Saturday.

“The #FBI and our partners at the National Park Service, Teton County Sheriff’s Office & Jackson Police Department are currently conducting ground surveys in areas of Grand Teton National Park that are relevant to the investigation into Gabrielle Petito’s disappearance,” the bureau tweeted.

Petito's parents Tara and Joe Petito said they don't believe their daughter's final text message actually came from her.
Tara and Joe Petito said they don’t believe their daughter’s final text message actually came from her.
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On Aug. 30, Petito’s mom got a text from her phone stating, “No service in Yosemite,” the California park. Nichole Schmidt has said she doesn’t believe the text was sent by her daughter.

Two days later, Laundrie arrived in South Florida, 2,750 miles away from Yosemite.

He refused to talk to police or the Petito family about his girlfriend’s whereabouts, and went missing himself on Tuesday, police said.

Cops are searching for him in a vast Florida wildlife preserve.


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