Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rushmore can wait

I headed out pretty early and bought ice in Custer. Can I just tell you how oppressive it is to buy ice every day? Out here I can find 10 pound blocks (rather than the stuff you usually get that … Continue reading

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Sculptures on Mountains. Snore.

The route that I took to hit both Crazy Horse and Rushmore took me into Custer park, through has a loop that’s supposed to have lots of animals. I saw a buffalo ambling down the side of the road. I … Continue reading

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Bad Lands and Weapons of Mass Destruction

In the morning I set out for the Badlands. And they were pretty bad. That’s “bad” meaning “good.” I think what’s striking is that the pictures of them turned out really cool. Usually landscapes don’t come out that well, but … Continue reading

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The Big Rock

My path in the morning took me through Deadwood, a little touristy town that’s supposed to look like an old mining town. It’s kept afloat with gambling money. I rode by this little mine and decided to do the tour. … Continue reading

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Bighorn National Forest

I headed out of the Wild Woman RV Park at about noon. Since I had power charging my battery and WIFI, I made the most of it. I was going to go up through Bighorn National Forest and see this … Continue reading

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A Dinner Party in Thermopolis

I really liked my campsite in the Bighorn Forest, and considered hanging out there another day, but decided to roll on. Before I left, I chatted with the guy next door. He was there with his daughter doing some fishing. … Continue reading

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Leaving the Eagle

In the morning I drank a cup of coffee with my new family that I’d met the night before. We then headed to the public bath for a soak. In the park there were people selling kettle corn, hand-forged knives … Continue reading

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And on to Jackson Hole

I got out of my spot in the Shoshone national forest pretty early in the morning. I crossed the pass, which included several miles of unpaved roads. I’m told that there are two seasons in Wyoming, Winter, and road construction. … Continue reading

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Another fine day in Jackson

I woke up pretty early in the crappy campground. I was ready to get out of there pretty early. Before heading in to town I headed up the mountain to scout dispersed camping spots. There were plenty. I should have … Continue reading

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