Welcome to Lander, unless you’re a hiker.
Rawlins, WY to Sweetwater Station, WY
Sweetwater Station, WY to Lander, WY
Lander, WY to Dubois, WY
Rest day in Rawlins,
Left town, 10 miles out, stared down more building rainclouds.
Waited out the rain in the library.
Asked by a woman on the street if she could interview us for the local Rawlins newspaper.
Next day, dodged rainclouds to Sweetwater Station.
Slept at the Mormon Handcart Historical Site, literal feet from the Oregon Trail.
Second half of the day felt like riding through a cloud.
Pronghorn pace “car”.
Left at 6 am the next morning, cold and wet, to get to Lander.
No town, means no breakfast.
40 miles later, pizza buffet.
Our chains sound like the hinges on a haunted house door.
Got some park lube at a bike shop in town.
One of the employees is also riding the transam single speed, starting in a few weeks.
Camped behind a motel in town, with hot tub (this was our first time paying for camping the entire trip, 10 bucks each).
FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST means vending machine donuts and watery coffee.
Last day before the Tetons/Yellowstone took us to Dubois, a small resort town.
Camped for 22 dollars, blah.
Met a couple girls riding the transam westbound.
Last year they hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Canada to Mexico.
First day we saw sun in Wyoming, no lie.
Cup of coffee at the gas station in town: 25 cents.
We have a record.