Day 13 – North to Wyoming…
Date: 06/14/2016 Tuesday
Starting Location: Vernal, UT
Ending Location: Star Valley Ranch, WY
Starting Odometer: 9663
Ending Odometer: 9915
Mileage Today: 251 Miles
Mileage Total: 3060 miles
Today’s MPG: 41 mpg
Total Average MPG: 43 mpg
Leaving Vernal, UT
Last night I was up late finishing up the video and the posts for the adventure in Dinosaur National Park. Since I got to bed late, I also got up a little bit later. The net of my “sleeping in” was a 8AM departure from the hotel in Vernal.
After an extremely mediocre breakfast (although it was free), I packed the bike, and headed out.
Today’s route was 251 miles, and it crossed between 3 states. I started in UT, then went into WY, and then very briefly into Idaho, and then back into WY. I did not know that I was going to visit Idaho, so I’ve taken a picture as proof…
It was another windy day, tossing the bike around for about 200 of those 250 miles. In addition, I had to deal with a few showers, but once again, the showers were short, and light.
Although I haven’t really been in a deluge, it seems that I am always living in fear of having to ride in a big storm. I’m not really sure what to make of this fear. On the one hand, it seems reasonable, and on the other hand, it seems like it is inevitable that I’ll have to deal with a storm, and if I’m riding a motorcycle across the country, it seems impossible to avoid.
So, once again, I need to address the problem by manning up, shutting up, and simply getting on with it.
Below, you can see the route, and notice that at the very end of the trip, I enter into Idaho, and then cut back into Wyoming, as I enter Star Valley, WY.
So, what is Wyoming really like
Before today, I had never been to Wyoming. I had always imagined what Wyoming would look like, and I guess I would say that I figured it was either full of big cattle ranches, or wide-open expanses of mountains and buttes and rivers.
It turns out that I was mostly correct. But rather than tell you about it, why don’t we take a look at the video?
What’s in store for tomorrow?
Tomorrow I’ve got a route planned that is a little over 210 miles in length. I’ll be riding through Yellowstone, and I’ll be stopping at Old Faithful, and looking for wildlife. It should be fun as I end my day in at the Canyon Lodge Cabins in Yellowstone..