Wyoming 02/03 - Page 3
12-26-02 The gang travels over to Crooked Creek for lunch. The lodge, log cabins and the restaurant were all new. A 50 mile trip one way, so just over 100 miles total. Minus 8F when we started, 26F when we arrived.
12-26-02 Ryan checks out a Custom 2003 Ski Doo Rev long track. Just finished the evening before, it had 2 miles on it. Not something you'd want to roll right away.
12-26-02 Check it out closeup.
12-26-02 Heading back after lunch, Bob checks out the views.
12-26-02 Making good time, the gang takes a break. Ryan and Jen rode 2 up with the Rev's accessory seat. This was a neat Ski Doo accessory. The seat snaps on so 2 can ride. It was very comfortable for both riders. Ski Doo also has some neat saddle bags that fit on the rear of the sled. They absolutely did not get in the way. Ski Doo did their homework on this completely new sled.
12-27-02 The gang packs up and leaves the log cabin at Cowboy Village on Togwotee Pass. Earlier in the morning Ryan and Ed had to move the trailer so it wouldn't get blocked in by sledders coming up for the weekend after Christmas. We would later realize that this was some of the best riding of the trip and we had the trails literally to ourselves.
12-27-02 Of course after having a great time, make sure you're leaving in another big snowstorm just to stir things up. We were leaving great trails just to travel horrible mountain roads.
12-27-02 Oh Well- Getting to see Mount Moran (the big one on the right) the Grand Teton, Middle Teton and Teewenot in the distance made up for having to leave Cowboy Village.
12-27-02 We arrive at the South entrance of Yellowstone National Park (at this time the only entrance open because of low snow conditions in the park) park at the Flagg Ranch, unload the sleds and overnight gear for a stay by snowmobile at Old Faithful Geyser complex. We got the last cabin available. We've always had great luck finding lodging on the fly. Typically 1-2 nights is always available, and discounted many times.