Home Sweet Home!
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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Where I stayed
Palisades Forest Service Campground
I crossed the summit, pretty well without knowing it and was soon near Moran, Wyoming, the junction to take the road to Jackson Hole. The views of the Grand Ones were spectacular, but I didn’t stop but once to get a few shots. It was bear country and lots of the trails were closed as a result. I saw nothing on the road, even with the warnings posted. Then, all of a sudden I spotted a group of folks, and park rangers, along the road eyeballing something. Come to find out it was a Grizzly Bear, about a hundred yards from the road
The rain started shortly after I left Grand Teton and entered Yellowstone. It costs $25 to enter each park now. A reasonable fee, when one considers all that there is to see there. With the mighty Geezer Pass, it’s gratis, of course. I saved another fifty bucks toward my old age... The rain continued until I reached Old Faithful. I stopped only for a minute to hit the “personal needs” place and continued on.
It was beautiful entering the Madison Valley form the South. I haven’t done that for a number of years. The mountains are glorious, snow-capped and all. I do love Montana and it’s great to be home in the Big Sky Country.
I was looking for a campground where my son, Joe, and I camped years ago in the VW Westy
I had no sooner gotten situated than a thunderstorm and rain started. A motorhome isn’t safe in heavy lightning, since it’s made of fiberglass and not metal. So, I had my back-up plan to get into the Soob’ or the outhouse if all Hades broke loose. It went on for about an hour, but most of the strikes were over a mile away. It’s quit raining now, so I hope to get out and walk along the river and get some shots of the rimrocks i.e. Palisades, this eve. There are only three rigs here, so it should be a quiet evening. And dark too...