2015 Long Island or Bust Tour – Day 10


May 1, 2015

Day 10 was a much better than 9 as far as emotions.  I ended up initially taking a wrong turn and going out of my way a bit leaving Jackson, WY.  Actually turned out to be a great mistake.  I ended up seeing an Osprey nest being built by the local pair,

I drove on a mountainous road that my bike would have loved not so much my car, and then ended up getting into the Grand Teton Park after I drove in the Teton park.  👌

I wish I would be seeing more wildlife.  I even try to drive late some days and early others.  I have seen some bison, wild horses-which my friend Trish B. said when they lay on their sides it means they are napping and comfy.

I thought I was seeing so many dead horses.  LOL Thanks for making me feel better TB. I love these little ground squirrels but they get creamed by cars all the time.

CUTE little buggers

Jackson Hole was a quaint little town.  I like the surrounding areas, the ranches and tons of open land.  Town was a bit dead.  I couldn’t even get anyone to take  me on a whitewater trip.  No one wanted to go….”it’s too cold still” I was told.  Oiy, I just wanted to cruise the Snake River.  There are some cons about traveling early in the season.  Not a whole lot open.  Grand Teton Park opened May 1.  But many roads and services were still closed.  The West entrance to Yellowstone won’t be open for a few weeks at least they say.  But in the end, I still drove through some more amazing country and it was a perfect day weather wise.

Up close the Grand Teton

I was told by some guy in Jackson to head to Thermopolis, WY just for the scenery and thermal pools.  So, I did. 

Always looking for off beat places to go especially at this point of my trip.  After today, I want input where to go.  As I head more east I would like to stay away from BIG cities and remain in the country if I can .  So, please FEEL free to add your favorite places east of the Rockies in the comment. Thanks.

Today I am heading towards Yellowstone. Rt. 20/16 to spread my Beagles ashes and then I am not sure where I am going.  Billings?  More East?  I guess I will decide when I get to the Cody area.  Day 11 looks to be a warm day, sun and more beautiful scenery.  I am getting into known territory as I have been up by Cody many times.  I need to find routes I have not traveled soon after my memorial pit stop.

1 Comment

  1. Wonko the Sane says:

    You’ve mentioned Neil Peart in this report so I hope you remember him mentioning coming out of the mountains to see the Great Plains in front of him. I don’t recall exactly where he was, but it evoked strong emotions in him. I’d try to look it up, but I donated his books to the public library where I was living at the time; roughly 1500 miles east-northeast of my present home.

    If you can find where he was, with your photographic skill, (yes, you are skilled) you might be able to capture some of that feeling. Just a thought.

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