Today was another day that started out good and turned nasty in the afternoon.
I started out heading west from Casper with clear sky’s and cool weather.
The temperature was about 60F all day.
The country side here is fantastic! I’ll try som pictures but they do not do it justice. Filled with rivers hills and wildlife. I can’t say which I saw more of today cattle or antelope. Add to that the most beautiful horses I have ever seen. Being from Texas I have seen goods ones but these had been feeding on the spring grasses here and their coats were perfect. As always the antelope were shy, but I tried.
Just outside Dubois ( pronounced du-boys ) I stopped to take a picture and talk to some folks in a camper from Indiana when I felt the first sprinkle. Having had rain before I was prepared and put on the rain suit. When I got to the Continental Divide I was in a heavy snow storm. This was going over Togwotee Pass (9,659 ft. 2944 m ). Those mountain passes are fun. Who was it that talked me into going west first?;-)
After the pass it’s downhill all the way to Jackson where other bikers and I enjoyed a free beer at the Harley-Davidson dealer. Being sunny and warm there I pulled off the rain suit, big mistake!
I decided to stay at the Jackson Hole ski resort which is eleven miles away. During that ride I was rained and hailed on. Did I tell you hail hurts?
After I checked in and checked in I decided to ride the tram to the top of the mountain. (10,450 ft.) The trip was great until the last 200 feet where the cloud cover and snow was so you could not see anything. There is a small shop at the top who’s speciality is waffles and hot chocolate. They do a little twist on the waffles, the speciality is a bacon and peanut butter waffle which I had to try. Take my advice and go with the strawberry.
Off to the parks tomorrow.

 

Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn Antelope

This is the Snake River. You will see it again when I get to Washington state.

This is the Snake River. You will see it again when I get to Washington state.

Something fun to know.

Something fun to know.

This is the butte.

This is the butte.

The snow is so thick you can't see anything but the sign.

The snow is so thick you can’t see anything but the sign.

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The tram to the top.

The tram to the top.

The view from just below the clouds.

The view from just below the clouds.