Day 3 – Did Someone say it was too hot

06 Jul

Good morning Gillette.

We rolled into town around triple digits on the old thermometer and all a bit warm. Well this morning that all changed… We left town about 8am heading north on 14 to Sheridan and the temperature was in the low 70s, as we moved north the temperature moved south, by the time we reached Clearmont it was in the 60s and the jackets were on and by Sheridan it was in the 50s and the rain suites made their ride debut (they could be staring for a couple of days). Weather aside the ride from Gillette to Sheridan was nice, we started picking up rolling hills and obviously were moving closer to the mountains that lay just west of Sheridan. In Sheridan we took an extended stop and heard tales of the mountain and 45 mile an hour winds and rain, I believe there must be good fishing in the area as the stories of the wind and rain were, at least in our experience, a bit exaggerated. There was some wind to be sure and we did pick up rain the last 35 miles into Cody but the ride through the Bighorn Mountains on 14 was spectacular. The road surface was good and the views were great. We did hit a bit of fog, ok a lot of fog, from 7,500 feet up through 9,000 feet but once we got back down to about 8,500 on the west side of the mountain the fog was gone. Ridding down the west side provided even better views than the east but some of that may have been the fact that we could now see since the fog was gone.

We stopped in Greybull for a late lunch at a local café and warmed up. The ride after lunch was about 40 miles, most of it in light to moderate rain and gusty winds. We arrived in Cody about 4pm and checked in at the hotel. From there we set out to see the town and eat at the historic Irma hotel. We will be in Cody for a half day on Monday then off to the northern park and onto West Yellowstone Montana for the night.


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See you soon.



Posted by on July 6, 2015 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Day 3 – Did Someone say it was too hot

  1. Bill & Shirley Gilbert

    July 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Hey you travelers of the West, maybe you could see Founders Park in Buffalo SD. It is not far from the Wyoming border and you would see our name on a brick there. lots of Gilberts there and all are friendly to kin. Lots of canyons and scenery too please you eyes….just a thought. Bill


    • julieasbill

      July 9, 2015 at 8:12 am

      We’re going to have to do that next time. I would love to see Buffalo and some of our roots. Wyoming is so big and getting around the mountains takes lots of time! Love you both…and Reggie too.


  2. Bill & Shirley Gilbert

    July 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Shirley has Reggie on her lap…she says hello and we both send our love & prayers.



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