High Altitude and Strong Winds
Lake Marie in the Medicine Bow Routt National Forest, Wyoming, USA
Williams Fork Resovior to Sinks Canyon Campground
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Day 40 - I pushed through the plains to Yellowstone. It was a hard ride starting with morning frosts to freeze my bones in the morning. I made a route through as much forest as possible, namely the Medicine Bow. Named after the Native Indians going there for the wood to fashion bows. I took a forest road and got stuck by closed gates. I found a creepy abandoned campsite and witnessed the hard rock of Sugarloaf Mountain and the nearby flats. Further on I reached Rawlins where I wind on the Interstate really picked up. The buffeting headwind was too much for the little Suzuki as I struggled to stay straight against the on-coming 18-wheelers. A long way from Yellowstone and any campsite I decided to push 2 hours on flat plains to Lander. Travelling at 80mph and less headwind the mighty DR proved it’s worth to get to Sinks Campground by nightfall where I found a sneaky spot hidden from the ranger and didn’t pay the $15 fee. Suckers!