Thinking back part 2 …

Continuing on with our remembrance of last year, we’re working in our office with a view (that is, a truck camper [TC] to ya’all) until noon time.  Then, our team of bikes approaches!

I think they’re happy to take a break …

After lunch (it’s good to have a TC to cook in!), its off to Raynolds Pass, Earthquake Lake, Hebgen Lake, then down to West Yellowstone.

Wikipedia states: “The 1959 Yellowstone earthquake also known as the Hebgen Lake earthquake was a powerful earthquake that occurred on August 17, 1959  in southwestern Montana, United States. The earthquake was registered at magnitude 7.3 – 7.5 on the Richter scale. The quake caused a huge landslide that caused over 28 fatalities and left $11 million (1959 USD, $74.1 million 2006 USD) in damage and also blocked the flow of the Madison River resulting in the creation of Quake Lake.

Quake Lake … beautiful now. There’s a great view point and buildings with facilities and displays at the landslide site.
Another fantastic place to have an office!
With a TC, we can camp with the tents … less expensive, and just as much fun.

Camping in the town of West Yellowstone is not inexpensive, but full facilities, dumps, showers and coffee shop … even free donuts for the early risers.   Since a TC is short enough (hey, it’s just like a truck – no more, no less) we camped with the riders in their tents.  The next few days in Yellowstone were awesome … I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

Hot, crystal clear, rich in color!
Lots of parking … just a short walk to sites like this.
Yes, old and faithful!
Just like the red buses at Glacier … except yellow …
Something old, something blue … just need something borrowed and something new (and a silver sixpence in her shoe …).
At Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone is a must see … and there is no better way than in a TC.  This area is stuffed full with beauty that is indescribable … a tribute to the creation of God.  No accidents here!

For ya’all that fish … don’t leave without fishing the Madison river.  While the river is full of fishing folk, it’s a biiigg river, with uncountable places to stop and get out the ‘ole rod and flies.  Well, this is remembrance of last year – and it is where we’ll start the next leg of crossing the US on bikes.

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