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Old 12-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #6001
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The section

from Ten Sleep to Kaycee was the highlight of the day. The route went to hell in a handbasket after that, but this section was primo. Started with a bit of pavement, past some picturesque farm scenery,



past church, Shhh.



past some nice canyon scenery,



and past some nice cliff scenery,



And then...



Yeah, baby.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:34 AM   #6002
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We were cutting across this



on easy, wide gravel.







Keep you eyes peeled...



you might see some wildlife.



Well, maybe not so wild.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #6003
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A nice hill climb



Looking back from the top:



Stopping to chat, stretch, and tack some pitchers,





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Old 12-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #6004
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Great pics and vids. Love that area of the county.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #6005
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Sunday chores,

mowing the lawn:





Then, switchback hell:



but everyone's having fun, it seems.





Dingweeds updating his Twitter feed:







A "Helmets Off" stop means we get tasty treats!



Carry on.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #6006
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Why am I always

the last to find out about Aaron + Elizabeth?



continuing downhill,





More good stuff,





Jackalope herd:

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:56 AM   #6007
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Francine's Chewing Tobacco

Francine needs to spit more often when chewing.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:56 AM   #6008
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At Kaycee,

gas,



and then...



and then,



Double grrrr....



Plus, I noticed my front was starting to chunk.



To make the best of our time, Francine, Dave, and Steve doubled back to Kaycee to pick up groceries and beverages.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:07 AM   #6009
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Our go-around

kept us on pavement to Linch, WY where I'd noted a way to reconnect to our route. The road we wanted wasn't gated, but it had this sign posted:



FINALLY! Some un-ambiguous, call-it-as-it-is signage. Private road. OK, I get that. Travel at your own risk. Cool! We can do that! Game on.

It was called Meadow Creek Road on the maps & GPS, and followed a ridge.



Obviously drilling going on here,



No one around today, but us. Nice.



I missed a turn, but no biggie.



All good.



Ten miles later, at the other end connecting us back to the highway...



Mother brother.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #6010
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Unbelievable

An unforewarned locked gate ... If I had hair ...
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #6011
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Trapped...

facing a 10mi backtrack.

Not to worry... Dave starts bushwhacking the fence line. A couple minutes later and he finds a pass-through the barbed wire fence. We open, scoot through, and close behind.





Free again.



By now it's already 3:30pm,



and we entered a quagmire of navigation.



in what would be a crucial decision, I opted for a slightly longer, but apparently better traveled option,



which headed us down a rabbit hole of posted warnings, gates, roads that disappeared into fields, etc.



we weren't to psych'ed to camp out here,



Finally, after about an hour of this,



we plotted a course back to pavement, and hightailed a bypass that would get us to Casper before sunset.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:11 AM   #6012
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Any port in a storm



For whatever reason, Casper didn't seem so inviting. We found a campground. Fort Caspar RV park. Sign said full, but the gal said there was tent space by the river. It sounds nicer than it was.

No campfires allowed, so we just cooked dinner,



ate,



took hot showers,



and sat around the Campfire Substitute™ sipping our bourbon-spiked hot chocolate.



at least until it started to drizzle. Then we went to bed.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #6013
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #6014
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:35 PM   #6015
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facing a 10mi backtrack.

Not to worry... Dave starts bushwhacking the fence line. A couple minutes later and he finds a pass-through the barbed wire fence. We open, scoot through, and close behind.





Free again.
Actually I saw the posts in the fenceline and then saw some old overgrown two track, which made me believe there was a gate. I followed the two track, so technically I didn't "bushwack". However the rest of the group didn't see the old two track, so yeah, we "bushwacked" the 1/4 mile to the gate. If you are in a situation its better if you can use an old two track or cow trail, even if its overgrown, than just cut across the pasture. - David
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