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Old 08-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #91
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Like I said in my first post, your dream and plan for a ride like this for several months then in a blink of an eye its over. Well I sill have 1900 miles or so to cove to get back home, so I thought I seek out some gravel roads



A neat store front I passed on my way to the gravel









This is Blacktail Crk Rd. It will take you about 80 miles all the way to Henrys Lake south west of W. Yellowstone Mt.











Some of the local ADVers may recognize this place

















A bad self portrait



This area had some very long stretches of road with no one around







I didn't know I was going into Idaho





This was a very large tree I used for some shade. Notice how small the bike looks near its base!





This mountain top had an unusual structure at its peak? Maybe some one could fill me in as to its purpose.





Well I got a little to much speed into some really soft silty sand and dust!
Damn that pig is heavy



My camp for the night at Hebgen Lake Mt.








Well folks thats all for tonight
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #92
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I nicknamed her "Run around Sioux" while we were standing there changing tires

Glen.. drop me a line if there is any chance you can make it out here Labor Day weekend... we're going to go ride the San Juans and it's going to be epic



p.s. check out this cool photo from April 1942 - same building that painting is on... and the other building is now a tire change place

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Old 08-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #93
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" Run around Sioux" Thats Funny

I'll try and make it for labor day ED, thanks for the invite!

BTW neat old photos!
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:02 PM   #94
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The next day I broke camp and headed east into Y.N.P. I wanted to fish a stream I've had some success on in the past.



The Gibbon river flows into the Firehole River to form the Madison River



I only caught 2 small Cutthroat Trout about 8" long



Making my way out of the park, I stopped in at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone





Stunning vista's from Artist's Point







This canyon is a geological wonder! Cut from the mighty Yellowstone River,
It exposes many different layers of rock. The different colors are formed by minerals and different types of bacteria in the rock.







As I near the east entrance of the park, I stop to photograph some scenery







A fine collection of dirt and bugs









Well, sooner or later it had to happen! Log jamb in the road. About 20 minutes to unclog the stoppage





The Shoshone River that flows out of the east entrance to Cody Reservoir
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #95
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Out of Y.N.P. I make my way to Cody Reservoir











More geological magic on my way to Cody



Once in Cody Wy. I stop for a bite to eat and refuel, then on to Greybull







This is a arial firefighting museum near Greybull. They were closed when I arrived so I only have these few pics. Some of these planes can skim the water surface filling their holding tanks to be dropped on forest fires!
Must be some talented pilots for this job!



I found this family owned little place to stay in Greybull. $45.00 for the cabin. It was brand new!









I had just spent the last week in a tent, so this place was a welcome break! I highly recommend it!

Next up my last stretch of dirt and gravel
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Not a single fish photo?


We went through Cody on the way home too... after riding over Beartoooth.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:50 PM   #97
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Not a single fish photo?


We went through Cody on the way home too... after riding over Beartoooth.
Yea, I have to start bringing my camera down to the stream with me
I didn't think it was worth the effort to hike back to the bike with a little 8" fish
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #98
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On my way out of Greybull I spied some nice gravel that would get me into eastern Wyoming. This road started just south of the Big Horn Mts and would take me S.E. toward Casper.

A few pics before I hit the dirt



Located south of Shell, this is the oldest school house in the county and the oldest stone/brick structure in the county





South of the Big Horns, the landscape opens up into a high desert like arid terrain, with a very unique beauty!









Now its time to get off of the pavement









As you can see, this area give one quite a view for miles!
As I was leaving the pavement, pulled over and checking my maps, a local pulled over to lend assistance.
She asked me "are you sure you want to go down that road? There isn't anything out there and its such a long way to the next town!"

I replied " yes mam this must be the right road"







After about 30 miles I came to this sign. Kaycee is what I wanted!



Thataway!





Beautiful country!







I did run across a few of these big quarry trucks. You have to pull over or you will be swallowed in a hugh cloud of dust for a mile!











Endless vistas!
I guess I got carried away with the scenery and missed a turn
Seems as though the road started getting rougher and was taking me due south I wanted east!
I ran across a couple of ranchers and they said this road will take you to Casper in about a hundred miles! The road I wanted was 15 miles back. I thanked them and started to back track.

Lesson #1 Don't let me navigate



The road I wanted is called the "Slip" road and soon I was back on track!















The landscape starts to change some what









Sadly the gravel would end about 10 miles from this spot

For the rest of the trek back home it would be mostly pavemant
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:18 PM   #99
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Damn, those are some great pictures of some awesome roads Glenn!
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:22 PM   #100
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Damn, those are some great pictures of some awesome roads Glenn!
One of these days we have to get a small group and head out west for some ridin !
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:28 PM   #101
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Damn, those are some great pictures of some awesome roads Glenn!
+1 awesome RR Glen
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #102
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+1 awesome RR Glen
Thanks Mike
I'll be finishing up the RR tomorrow
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:24 PM   #103
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The gravel ends at Kaycee right next to Interstate 25. After a bite to eat and some fuel, I head down I25 south to Casper.

A few mile down the road I notice my odometer





This is my last view of Wyoming before entering Nebraska



Once again I cross the Platte River











Some of my last views of the Great Plains







A pair of cool crop dusters I was watching during a rest some where in eastern Nebraska
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #104
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I decided to Explore one more gravel road in eastern Nebraska before dipping into Kansas. A typical Nebraska back road through endless rows of corn and hay



All of a sudden the bike began to run really rough, stumbling and stalling

I pulled over to check things out







Turns out I had a clogged fuel filter! Always check the simple stuff first before taking the bike apart

I decided to make A run from here non stop to my home in St. Louis
So far
, I had traveled about 550 mile across Nebraska and I felt good enough to make it!



Well, this was as far as I was going to go this night.
Some where between Kansas City and Columbia Mo. I encountered a nasty thunder storm and grabbed a room.
I think I managed about 800 miles that day (maybe a little less)

In the end the next day I arrived safe and sound back home to my Family!



My stats for the trip above ( I had the gps off for a half of a day so the mileage is probably a little more)

I will be back with a summary in a bit!
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:57 PM   #105
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Great ride report Glen.

It was great meeting you and riding with you. I'm looking forward to getting together with you sometime in the near future.
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