A Long, Strange Trip to Alaska
Days 4 & 5
On day 4, we play tourist visiting Mt. Rushmore, not visiting Crazy Horse (it's still not done!) because of rain, visiting Devil's Tower and then blasting across Wyoming to stop in Cody for the night. Tom got pissed because we couldn't see Crazy Horse (he wanted a T-shirt). I saw it nearly 30 years ago, and from pictures in today's brochure, they haven't made much progress. Who wants to see a half-done tourist trap.
Listen up all you rally-goers coming across I-90 in Wyoming, you should take a break from the slab, exiting onto Highway 16 West from Buffalo. It takes you over the Bighorn Range, through Cody and into Yellowstone. Those riding GS models, and all you airheads who don't mind a little ground pounding, instead of taking 16 into Yellowstone, take 120 north from Cody, look for Chief Joseph Highway, take it to 212 West (you'll miss the Beartooth Pass, or you can run up and down it for giggles), then west into Yellowstone. This is a world-class ride, but 212 as it gets to Yellowstone, as well as the road going in the park's northeast entrance, is abominable. I loved it!!! But not for bikes with wheels that bend easily.
Strange things on Days 4 &5:
New Tom on Mount Rushmore.
A thousands thanks!
Retired in Missoula
So here I am with Tom and now Ted the Wasserman in the Alaska Sojourn logo.
Stay tuned things are bound to get really strange tomorrow we're heading into Canada.
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