Happy Independence Day!
I’ve fallen behind in my posting. If you follow on FB, perhaps Ron has kept you abreast of our travels of late. After the Tetons, we spent two days exploring Yellowstone by car. The narrow roads of Yellowstone are rideable, but not ideal with no shoulder and high traffic. The worst being oversized RVs rented by drivers who have no experience with such large vehicles. We have a car, so why not use it. We were able to visit many areas of the park that we would have missed on bicycle. It was a good decision. We had two days playing tourist. It was quite relaxing. This is my first visit to Yellowstone and the Tetons.
After our two day break we are back on the bikes and winding our way towards Missoula MT. traveling through small towns along the way. The scenery is mundane, but the riding is pleasant, and the small towns are quaint, so I have few complaints. Last night we rented a cute cabin with kitchenette. The location was pretty with a small stream behind us that had a water wheel. I wonder if people rent this place for weddings? It was that nice. We were able to make our own dinner of Corn on the cob, potatos, chicken stir fry, and a microwave apple crisp with ice cream. Yum!
Tonight we are in the Montana town of Twin Bridges. We have a very short day tomorrow, to get us close to the monstrous climbs we will have on Monday. Two passes in one day - Oh My!
Yellowstone Day 1
|Beautiful colors at the springs|
|Yellow and Blue|
|One of the blue springs. The colors are spectacular. |
I can't do them justice.
|It was still, but started bubbling up along with other geysers/springs close by|
|Rapids on the Yellowstone River|
|Waterfall. I don't remember which one.|
|Little snack by the roadside.|
|Elk - Ron's photo|
|May and Kari - Ron's pic|
|Ron and Kari|
|Roger and May|
Yellowstone Day 2
|Mammoth Hot Springs|
|Cool old style lightbulbs at Roosevelt Lodge|
|Wildflowers. Lot's of wildflowers.|
And lot's of flies in attach mode. We didn't linger.
|Same falls as yesterday, but from a different angle|
|Ron's trophy: He got the bear pic!|
July 4 Ennis to Twin Bridges MT:
|Where we came from|
|Where we must go|
|Virginia City, MT|