Deer Mountain Summit with Estes Park in the background.
Bird's eye view of Endovalley from Deer Mountain day hike.
Big Thompson Canyon from Hwy 34 east of Estes Park.
Horsetooth Reservior near Fort Collins, CO.
Cache la Poudre River and Hwy 14 in Roosevelt National Forest.
Cache la Poudre river in Spring thaw glory.
Click the thumbnail to hear the river.
They should label the roads that DON'T have these things.
Cache la Poudre River and Highway 14.
Roads were damp and slick all morning.
Frozen Joe White Reservoir on Highway 14 near Cameron Pass.
Another mountain pass conquered by 18 gears.
View from Highway 14.
Still on Hwy 14 heading toward Walden, CO.
Looking back on the Rocky Mountains and their miserable weather.
Highway 125 near Cowdry, Colorado
Click the thumnail to hear me in a real good mood in a journal entry.
Click the Wyoming link in the left (blue) column for more detail.
June 2. Antelope always make me want to sing Home On The Range.
Wyoming Hwy 230 heading toward Rawlins.
Great weather, no nasty headwinds, good roads, and NO LOG TRUCKS!
Highway 130 south of Walcott, Wyoming.
Dropping down from the Continental Divide on Hwy 287 north of Rawlins.
Hwy 287 near Muddy Gap. Man, it is isolated out here.
Threatening skies near Lander, Wyoming.
Cloud line ahead looks like I might bike out from under this weather.
Hwy 287 south of Lander and still yukky skies.
Click thumbnail for sound of hail on my helmet.
Hwy 287 viewing the snow covered Absorka Mountain Range in the distance.
Hwy 87 scene with snow covered Absorka Mountains in the distance.
Click the thumbnail to hear another journal entry from today.
Hwy 287 rest area at intersection with Hwy 26.
I was treated to ice cream by some RVers here.
Hwy 287 near Crowheart, Wyoming.
Hwy 287 south of Dubois. Look up the road at the dust cloud.
Road construction ahead.
Hwy 287 south of Dubois.
Five miles of road construction took me one hour to navigate.
Hwy 287 approaching Togwotte Pass. Spent only $1000 so far this trip.
Not including my $3500 investment in bicycle and camping equipmant of course.
Pinnacle Butte from Hwy 287 approaching Togwatte Pass.
Click the thumbnail for frog sounds I heard here.
Pilot Knob from Hwy 287 approaching Togwotte Pass.
I wanna see that.
Hwy 287 scene.
Hwy 287 over that top of Togwotte Pass.
6% grade next 17 miles DOWNHILL. WOOHOO!
Hwy 287 approaching Grand Teton National Park.
The Grand Teton Range in all their glory.
Click thumbnail for sounds
Grand Teton scene.
Peaks from left to right:
Rondeveau Peak, Mt. Hunt, Prospector Mtn., South Teton, Grand Teton, and Tewonote Mtn.
The sign says it all.
Snake River and Grand Teton Mountains from Moran Junction.
The darkness inside my tent at midnight during a hailstorm.
Click the thumbnail for the sounds I heard.
Northern tip of Jackson Lake from Hwy 287
Entering Yellowstone National Park. I love this place.
Fire damage near Lewis Canyon in Yellowstone N.P.
Lewis River - Yellowstone National Park
Lewis falls from Hwy 191 in Yellowstone NP.
The other side of the bridge from Lewis Falls.
Fire damage north of Lewis Lake.
My sixth crossing of the Continental Divide so far.
Bridge Bay Campground. These guys had more stuff than me.
A little piece of home. Tourists from Lafayette, Louisiana.
Moose in the morning.
Sunrise on Yellowstone Lake.
This was the only terrible photo our of nearly 600.
Yellowstone River from Fishing Bridge
Otter Creek in Hayden Valley
Lower Falls near Artists Point
Lower Falls and Grand Canyon
of the Yellowstone
Dumb tourist trying to get "buffaloed."
American Bison grazing through my camp.
A man who calls himself "Kentucky" from Southern Florida.
First person I met who had pedaled more miles than I had.
Proof that you do not need high tech gear to travel by bicycle.
Seattle was his destination.
Norris Geyser Basin with typical mosaic burn pattern in the background.
A family from Australia. Youngest child is 7 years old.
Dad's bike weighed 150lbs. Maximum range in one day = 50 miles.
Cupid Springs with Jim from New Orleans.
Remember Jim from the first two photos of Day 1?
Mammoth Hot Springs. Jim flew up from New Orleans and rode with me for two weeks.
Rock formations five miles south of Mammoth.
Day trip from Mammoth with Gallatin Mountain range in the background.
Somewhere between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Falls.
Between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Falls
June 13. Nearing Tower Falls area.
Another mosaic burn pattern from a forest fire.
Pedaling up Dunraven Pass
Yellowstone River looking left.
Yellowstone River looking right.
Dunraven Pass summit 8859 feet above sea level.
Jim at Dunraven Pass summit
Dunraven Pass picnic area is not an all season destination.
Dunraven pass and Jim looking forward to
coasting down the other side.
Decending southward from Dunraven Pass
Cooking supper and elk watchng at Norris Campground.
Better than watching TV nature shows.
Our camp in Norris Campground
Eating and bison watching.
He wants our campground, he gets our campground.
Yellowstone National Park cycling south.
Norris Geyser Basin
Should have used a flash. Norris Geyser Basin.
Norris Geyser Basin. Smells like sulfur around here.
Echinus Geyser at Norris Geyser Basin
Click the thumbnail for geyser sounds.
Notice the yellow flowers around the edge where it is always warm.
Lower Geyser Basin
Hotspring near Fountain Flat Drive.
The Firehole River is in the background.
Taking a day trip to Old Faithful
from Madison Junction.
The Old Yellowstone Highway
Scene above the Firehole River
Feeling on top of the world.
Virginia Cascade on the Gibbon River.
Yellowstone Lake with rainbow near Bridge Bay Campground.
Suppertime at Bridge Bay Campground.
Notice the bearproof food box behind the red baseball cap.
Click the thumb and off you go!
Joey's Western USA Bicycle Tour Page 3
It was not long before I rode into Estes Park, bought a pair of light hiking boots, and sent my sneakers home. After some carving of the boot soles I could even ride the bike while wearing them as you will see in photos throughout the rest of this photo journal.
I start off this batch of photos with a hiking trip to the top of Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. Pretty soon after that I am back on the road pedaling down to Fort Collins, then back deep into the mountains and the crazy weather that comes with them.
From Rocky Mountain National Park I pedal down Big Thompson Canyon to Fort Collins, then up the Cache la Poudre Canyon on my way to Wyoming. Wyoming landscape resembles that of an alien planet until I get near Yellowstone National Park where photos of thermal features look more like Hellscapes. The collection of photos on this page leaves you in Yellowstone nearing Old Faithful. So after viewing the images featured on this page you should definitely soldier on through the rest of Yellowstone on the Page 4.