6/28/2014: Today we began in Jackson, WY and were to make the journey through Yellowstone to Cooke City, MT.
The morning started out bright and early in Jackson, WY in this beautiful cabin that we stayed in thanks to Guy and his wife. We were located right off of Fish Creek. It is amazing how much water was flowing through the river, coming from a Californian.
It was a damp and COLD morning we passed by the bank and their thermometer said 430. We started out with all of our cold weather gear since we knew it was going to be 50 miles of highway to the park. Got all ready and hit the road and traveled by this incredible antler statue.
Got a quick pick and then hit the road across the valley and towards Yellowstone. There were spectacular clouds that were forming in the mountain so we had to stop to warm up a bit and get a pic.
We just having a great morning so far, just a little cold for us on the scooters we are wanting a bike with some nice fearings like the Tenere. We continued on and with our luck the last couple day hit some more rain. There is nothing, nothing worse that 40Deg and raining.
So again we battled the rain but the cold is what really got to us. We had to stop and get hot chocolate in order to warm up and then we continued on our way to Yellowstone.
Decided we need a good father and son pic so we snapped this one and then continued on to Old Faithful. On the way we ran into some snow and it even resulted in getting the scooter stuck.
We continued on an by now the rain was nice enough to let off for a little while. We had a great lunch at the cafeteria and then we there at the perfect time. We were able to watch Old Faithful go off and it was just amazing how high the geiser go off.
We then continued on and crossed out highest peak and at the same time the continental divide. The scooters made it all the way up to 8400 ft in the cold, wet, and rain.
We continued on seeing some of the beautiful mountain countryside in North America. We also finally figured out why their rivers are so full and their forests are so green. It is because of all of the rain that we keep getting dumped on us. In the park we ran across 2 moose and a ton of buffalo. It is great seeing them come back.
If you look closely there is a whole herd of buffalo on the hillside. There were just specular views of the entire forest. This just shows one of the amazing valleys in the park. So we finished off our day and ended in Cooke City, MT. tonight we also finally changed the rear tire of the scooter. It was a fairly long day with 215 miles traveled and many hours of rain mixed throughout the day. It ended with a nice dinner at the Beartooth Cafe, just a great way to experience Yellowstone at 35mph.