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!
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.”
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.
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.