Going to see my Mom!!!: Madison Jct campground to Grant Village, Yellowstone
Thursday June 13, 2013, 37 miles (59 km) – Total so far: 2,098 miles (3,376 km)
So I’ve ridden more than 2100 miles, haven’t done laundry in 10 days, haven’t showered in 3 days, and just spent the morning sweating my way up 1500+ feet of climbing to the Continental Divide (twice) while riding through rain and thunderstorms….
But my mom shows up right at noon and still gives her stinky daughter a huge hug and lets me get in the car with all of my wet, smelly gear! What a mom!
The crap weather comes and goes today, but we do manage to get in a nice hike to an overlook and waterfall at Biscuit Geyser Basin on our way to West Yellowstone.
I’ll be off the bike for a week while we explore Yellowstone and the Tetons together by car. I booked all of the motels and cabins back in January for these days. And even that was late for getting rooms in Yellowstone. Plan early if you don’t want a hiker biker site.
Our opinion was that Yellowstone has much better budget accommodation than the Tetons, but the Tetons has far superior dining options and general stores.
What a fun week – but my mom and I do feel quite done with Yellowstone after several days there. It’s a must-see place, but man, is it ever nuts!