This is the day I’ve been looking forward to for a year, and it did not disappoint. I got up at sunrise, and packed up at Grant Village, knowing it was going to be a relative easy 50 miles to West Yellowstone. I had a snack at a gas station (that has been a common moment for a long time) and did the 17 miles to Old Faithful. I just missed the 90 minute blow off upon my arrival so I went to the Old Faithful Inn built over 100 years ago to have a breakfast.
I’ve got a video of it – though it’s not good.
After a couple of hours I moved on and after a few miles I came upon my first buffalo traffic stop. Seems they don’t wait for the cars to pass. I’ve got a video of it crossing
I had a nice 15 miles of tail wind and many geyser stops. It was spectacular and much bigger than I had imagined. There are many geysers, and I was happy to be on a bike and make quick stops into the parking lots and down lengthy paths.
The last 15 miles was along the Madison River into West Yellowstone and to my first stop in Montana. I have checked into the very nice hotel and having a relaxing time. I hear the normal evening thunder storm developing outside, but tonight I don’t worry.