Cross Country Recumbent
Thursday July 31, 2003. Grant Village WY to Jackson Hole WY
Another lazy morning; going to have to watch that sloth. I
decided to try and make my way to Jackson Hole, mostly because I have
never seen it, and because I would get a first class view of the Tetons
that way. There was still more scenery to be had leaving the
park. This is the Lewis river canyon. Notice how both sides
of the canyon were burned. The sign says that the fire jumped
nearly 500' to get to the other side.
Teton national park is just a few miles from Yellowstone.
I pedaled through Teton, getting better and better views of the
mountains until I reached Colter Bay where I stopped for lunch.
The map shows an easy downhill run into Colter Bay; but alas it was
not. The ride goes through many short climbs and descents that
really take a lot of energy. Eventually I did get there. It
was there I made the decision to take the spur down to Jackson
Hole. The spur is about 33 miles long, and I'll have to come back
that far the next day. The Wyoming wind kicked up making it a
tough leg. I hope it is still blowing tomorrow , to help me
get out of the Hole. The entire ride is framed by the majestic
Tetons. My poor little digital camera really can't do it justice:
Jackson Hole is an interesting place. It is very much like Hood
River, only bigger and a little more commercial. I stopped in at
the New York City sub shop, for a taste of home. Wandered around
town, looking at all the art galleries (and at al the people); and
finally ate dinner in a little back alley Thai place (Teton
Thai). Tomorrow I ride back up the spur, and hopefull make a
little progress up Togwotee pass.