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.
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.