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Old 11-10-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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There and back again. A F800GS tale by The Griz.

Belated trip report from Minneapolis to Yellowstone, GTNP, SW Wyoming, Colorado, RMNP, Nebraska, Iowa, and back. It all began in Minnesota... the weather was hot...


The heat, unbearable. Must have been 90-95 degrees in western Minnesota moving into eastern South Dakota.






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Old 11-10-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Eastern South Dakota. Prairieland.



Finally came to a halt in Eastern South Dakota. Camp time.




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Old 11-10-2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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SD Badlands. Beautiful.

















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Old 11-10-2009, 09:29 PM   #4
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Entering the SD Black Hills.







My buddy riding a Triumph Scrambler 900 went down around a gravel turn going 30mph or so. Bent his shift lever, which in turn bent the shift spindle. This in turn broke the oil seal around the shift spindle. Oil was spewing out until we bent the shift spindle back a bit. He shifted for the rest of the entire trip without an L-Shaped shift lever. The L part broke off!

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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NE Wyoming coming into Devil's Tower.






Camped at Devil's Tower.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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After Devil's Tower, didn't take any more pics with my 35mm until the Bighorn Mountains. Ended up camping shortly after entering them.





We had a Moose Cow and Mule Deer fawns running through camp! Nice!







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Old 11-10-2009, 09:50 PM   #7
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Nice trip

Great pics- looks like an awesome ride.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:03 PM   #8
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The next morning we headed up to Medicine Wheel in the Bighorn Mountains.







Beautiful up there. I could live there! Plus, there was a hot park ranger we met.
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After Medicine Wheel in the Bighorns, we headed towards Red Lodge, MT and then on through Beartooth Pass.






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Then took a Forest Service road off the main road coming down the backside of Beartooth. Set camp.

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Next morning, on to YNP.









Ended up staying at Mammoth Springs Campground after entering the park through the Cook City, MT entrance.
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Next morning we headed south to the falls and planned on exiting the park on the SW end in to GTNP.














Camped up in GTNP.... with beer...
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The Grand Teton, my favorite mountain, it's effen gnarly:






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Old 11-10-2009, 10:32 PM   #14
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Coming out of GNTP we headed on down to SW Wyoming, thunderstorm following us the whole way. Ended up at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, WY.








Yup, definitely camping in the desert tonight.....
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The next morning we rode down Flaming Gorge and back....Wow!





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