Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A third of the way there!
Departing Idaho Falls, we will ride east over the Teton Mountain Range into Wyoming and on to Jackson Hole. Departing Jackson Hole we will go on to experience two great canyons; the Wind River Canyon and Ten Sleep Canyon. These canyons and the rivers located in them were at the heart of the old beaver trapping activity of the Mountain Men. Both offer great technical riding and magnificent scenery.
Coming out of Ten Sleep Canyon we will cross the Big Horn Mountains and on into Buffalo, Wyoming. This will be our second crossing of the continental divide. Following Buffalo we will go east pass Devils Tower and on to Hulett, Wyoming. We will then proceed by a northerly loop route to ride across the southeast corner of North Dakota and on into South Dakota. Our route then arrives in Sturgis and the Broken Spoke Campground, our fifth checkpoint.
If all goes well, we will arrive in Sturgis around the middle of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In this maelstrom, we won't even be noticed, but the Broken Spoke will afford us some welcome hospitality.