Our summer trip...

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Offline drjack

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Our summer trip...
« on: June 24, 2019, 05:16:18 PM »
Matthew and I just got back from our summer motorcycle trip and it was fantastic! We rode north through the Flint Hills of Kansas (the southern part of the Flint Hills is better but I hadn't ridden the northern section). Then we headed northwest through the sandhills of Nebraska (very pretty riding but was still flooded here and there). We rode through South Dakota's badlands and around the southern end of the black hills. Then we headed north through Wyoming, riding through the Wind River canyon (beautiful riding through the bottom of the canyon) and into Montana. We turned back south and rode the Beartooth Hwy over Beartooth Pass (still snow skiing up there when we rode through) to the northern entrance of Yellowstone. That pass was our first taste of cold riding and it lasted for the next 3 days. We rode south through Yellowstone NP and Grand Tetons NP in very chilly temps but otherwise nice weather. Riding south toward the western side of the Rockies we ran into a snow storm. Rode through that for about 3 terrifying hours then reached our hotel. The plan had been to ride through Rocky Mountain NP on the way back to Kansas but the rode was closed the next day due to snow. So we headed further south and crossed the Rockies on I70 and headed home.
Eight days, 3000 miles, 6 states, two thunder storms, a snow storm and more beautiful sights than I would have believed possible. We didn't take any pictures the last three days because of the cold, the snow and then riding home through boring old western Kansas. Thanks for a great week son, I am truly a lucky Dad!
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Re: Our summer trip...
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 08:45:53 PM »