Sallies, not tough as Indians
Monday 9/12. 18.9 miles from Colter Bay in the Tetons to Hatchet Resort. 1023.3 miles total. Day 27. Thick with Grizzlies. We got up this morning by seven but didn’t leave the campsite until closer to 9 AM. We heard the elk bugling in the night. We pedaled a couple miles into Colter Bay to use the shower and shop for groceries. The showers were five bucks each but we’ve saved a lot on camping fees the last few nights. We stocked up on groceries because we have to get through three or maybe four days before we get to the next town called Pinedale. Called all the places to stay in the next 56 miles and found one that rented us a Teepee for $15 each. The ride was relatively flat. At one point there was lots and lots of traffic, lots of park service employees and the collared grizzly number 399. We didn’t stay to see her as she was down over the bank and we had no vehicle to retreat into. Our next stop was the post office to mail a couple postcards and we stopped at every convenience store, all two of them, looking for hand and foot warmers. We’ve used up all we had and we’re a bit worried about the next three or four days and staying warm. So we had a short day of just under 20 miles today, a relative rest day getting ready for another big day tomorrow. When we arrived the Teepee was anything but stellar. It was grungy and not even swept and had no way to close the door or barricade it from bears. And there was no place to store our food. We decided to splurge and book a room, more to protect ourselves from the grizzlies than anything! So we’ve had two showers in one day - which makes up for the next four days when we will likely be bathing in a creek, (or crik , as they say here)if at all! Went to the bar for local burgers and fries. Hoping for a warmer start tomorrow.
9/12/2022 08:06:01 pm
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