May 09, 2008
??? ??, 2009
Sunday I drove through the majority of Wyoming, I had heard the SW quadrant was a bit dull, but I found the rolling hills to be nice shift, there were still pockets of snow, melting drifts scattered about the landscape. I took a quick right after seeing a state forest sign pointing toward some isolated dense woods and snowcapped peaks. When I came to the entry, the scenic road sign reading "Leaving State Land" had been turned around the post to face me, upside down and filled with bullet holes. I ventured in a little ways, but the road was rough and the mountains were still out in the distance so I decided to get back to the highway. and camped outside the Grand Tetons, it was already getting late in the evening when I arrived in the park. I was able to talk to a ranger right before he closed down the visitors center for the night and he told me that I could camp free of charge down a gravel road about 10 miles into the national forest, I was able to find a nice spot near a creek that hadn't been gated down. There were several good size herds of elk on the hills above the valley and one other camper on the far end of the grounds. I took a few photos and wandered around the immediate area before battening down the camper shell for some rest in preperation for the drive through Yellowstone.