Dubois, WY to Colter Bay Village (Grand Teton National Park), WY
Colter Bay Village (Grand Teton National Park), WY to West Yellowstone, MT
West Yellowstone, MT
Left Dubois early into building mountains.
Saw a moose just outside of town.
Made it atop our first pass, and ate all the rest of our snacks, preparing for bear country.
The other side of the pass saw construction.
We had to ride a 2 mile section downhill in the back of a construction pilot car pickup with our bikes.
Smooth, down hill ride into Grand Teton National Park.
(12 bucks each, for both of us, that’s one dollar less than a car, not okay)
Stopped just before the rain hit, in Colter Bay Village, a faux national park town.
Sat down for dinner, until we saw the five-star resort prices.
Paid half the price at the tex-mex diner next door, then retired to the hike/bike campsite.
Laid awake half the night worried visualizing bear attacks.
Woke up to rain.
Sat at breakfast indoors for about two hours, watching a movie in the visitor center, and walked through the American Indian Art Museum twice, waiting for the rain to stop.
Left at 10 am, despite the rain.
Made it out of the Tetons, and quickly after, into Yellowstone National Park.
Lots of climbing right at first.
Head high snow drifts line the streets at the higher elevations.
We push on through Yellowstone, heads down.
Make it to lunch, and decide it’s best to make it out of the park by sundown.
GEOTHERMAL POOLS OF BOILING WATER!
MOTORHOMES/TOURBUSES PULLING S.U.V.’s ON MOUTAIN ROADS WITH NO SHOULDER!
Predicted eruption in 45 minutes.
We don’t really have 45 minutes.
At least I saw the hole.
The rain picks up near the end (as it always seems to).
We make it into West Yellowstone, Montana.
Another state, another motel.
Too cold to hold the pen to sign for my credit card.
Woke up this morning to 3 inches of snow.
“Alaska” at the IMAX theater, and a date with the laundromat.
We are slated to be in Portland, Oregon no later than June 26.