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Old 08-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #31
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How many total miles?
4700 total miles
2300 of them on gravel & dirt
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:42 PM   #32
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #33
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:58 PM   #34
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"I did not see a soul in 150 miles of this to Rawlins Wy."

My kind of ride! This is great, keep rollin'..
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #35
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Thanks for the kind words!

After my oil change and friendly visit with the good folks at Lander Kawasaki, I headed north to Dubois.




This was a mostly pavement ride with just a bit of gravel here and there.
Above is pic of the Wind River.





Once into Dubois, I grabbed a bite to eat, then headed out of town to find a camping spot for the night.





The obligitory bear warning signs that one often encounters out in these parts



About 50 yards behind my tent



To the north west of my camp



A little better shot of the falls



To the south of camp
This was a really beautiful place for a tent!
Rumor has it that Jim Bridger the famous mountain man and guide used to spend some time in these parts.

The next morning I was up at 6:00 and packed and on the road by 6:45.
Back on 287 to Black Rock Pass and into Yellowstone N.P.

The drive from here to Yellowstone is fabulous! Its a tragedy I didn't stop to photograph the scenery

Once over the pass the Tetons start to come into view







Say what you want about the crowds, RV's and traffic, when it comes to Grand Teton N.P. and Yellowstone N.P. I will never get tired of visiting these places.
I've been here at least a dozen times and it never gets old!
The photo above is a place called Ox Bow Bend on the Snake River in front of the Grand Teton. It is arguably the most photographed spot in the park.

I would encourage any one who has not visited these two national treasures to do so and to stop and smell the roses.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:26 PM   #36
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Back to Yellowstone!
Y.S.N.P. is sitting on an ancient exploded volcano, called the Yellowstone caldera. About 600,000 years ago this volcano erupted creating the caldera ( the deep depression that Y.S.N.P. lies in.
About 5 miles or so under the earths crust in Y.S.N.P. lies the biggest, nastiest, hottest mess of volcanic whoop-ass known as magma

Scientist believe it will erupt about every 500,000 to 600,000 years
Its funny how that thought goes through my mind every time I get within 500 miles of here

The geothermal activity on display







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Old 08-02-2010, 10:32 PM   #37
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The vivid colors you see in the geyser pools are caused by bacteria that thrive in these harsh conditions
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:42 AM   #38
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Awesome

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:01 AM   #39
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Thanks Dave! It was a pleasure to have met you !

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:05 AM   #40
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4700 total miles
2300 of them on gravel & dirt
That's a lot of miles Glen....Wow

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Old 08-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #41
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Length of trip?

How long were out on this trip in number of days? And I agree, 4700 smiles is alot on a KLR, I wish I could have been with you. . .
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:10 AM   #42
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After my visit in Yellowstone, I had a itch to go fish'n! So I ride over to the town of West Yellowstone, procure a fishing license, and head for the Madison river.


I only caught a couple of small 8 to 10 inch Rainbows and one small Brown Trout. Sorry, no pics.
After 5 hours or so of trying to deceive the trout, I headed up to Hebgen Lake to find a camping spot.







Hebgen Lake is a beautiful spot to camp!
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:15 AM   #43
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How long were out on this trip in number of days? And I agree, 4700 smiles is alot on a KLR, I wish I could have been with you. . .
Bill, I was gone for about 17 or 18 days in all.
Yea, you could pick a more comfortable bike to ride, but with the Sargent seat and sheep skin, the KLR was not that bad.

My longest day was 720 miles From north of Sydney Neb to 20 miles east of K.C. Mo.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #44
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Brilliant ride report and pictures!



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Old 08-03-2010, 12:02 PM   #45
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I t was time to make my way up to Darby Mt. I was looking forward to the Mt1000 ride and West Fest.
I headed out of Hegben Lake and followed the Madison River N.W. to find a gravel road short cut







Up the road at a place called McAtee Bridge I found my gravel short cut.

















This road turned out to be a dead end for me after about 20 miles.
The road turned into a very steeply rutted up hill goat trail that I wasn't going to attempt by myself on the KLR.

I headed back to the pavement
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