8.25.14 Stats

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It was a rainy day today in Rexburg. We were not anxious to head out. It did stop later in the afternoon so we hit the road. We still ended up going about 38 miles which was pretty good for a late start and since most of the day was a gradual “up hill”. After the rain, after the climb, it WAS WORTH IT!

After the storm sunset near Tetonia, ID 8.25

After the storm sunset near Tetonia, ID 8.25

After the storm sunset near Tetonia, ID 8.25

After the storm sunset near Tetonia, ID 8.25

After the storm sunset near Tetonia, ID 8.25

After the storm sunset near Tetonia, ID 8.25

Thanks to the farmer who let us sleep in his barn near Tetonia, ID 8.25

Thanks to the farmer who let us sleep in his barn near Tetonia, ID 8.25

Thanks to the farmer who let us sleep in his barn near Tetonia, ID 8.25

Thanks to the farmer who let us sleep in his barn near Tetonia, ID 8.25

The most direct route to Moran is off road. Here are pictures of where the off road would start and end for us. No thanks. We will travel the extra 30+miles to stay on pavement.

If we took the most direct path to Moran, this is the start of the "road", thanks to google for the pic.  No thank you!  I have gotten lost in Alligator River National Refuge in NC and want no part of taking donkey paths through the mountains where there are bear, big cats, coyote and wolves.

If we took the most direct path to Moran, this is the start of the “road”, thanks to google for the pic. No thank you! I have gotten lost in Alligator River National Refuge in NC and want no part of taking donkey paths through the mountains where there are bear, big cats, coyote and wolves.

And this is where the path would come back out onto rt 26!  Really!  No kidding...  We will travel 35 miles more by going South to Jackson then back north toward Moran.  There is no way around the mountains, but at least we will be on paved roads.  Zooming in on the direct path it is pretty, just not something we want to see that badly. It would be great to take a dirt bike back through though!

And this is where the path would come back out onto rt 26! Really! No kidding… We will travel 35 miles more by going South to Jackson then back north toward Moran. There is no way around the mountains, but at least we will be on paved roads. Zooming in on the direct path it is pretty, just not something we want to see that badly. It would be great to take a dirt bike back through though!

The next couple of days are going to be HARD. I am posting pinpoints below so you can see the elevations we will be hitting…

Tetonia to Jackson.  Will try to do this part (or most of it) on Tuesday 8.26

Tetonia to Jackson. Will try to do this part (or most of it) on Tuesday 8.26

Jackson to Moran by taking the road. Big climb...  Guessing it will take pretty much all day Wednesday 8.27

Jackson to Moran by taking the road. Big climb… Guessing it will take pretty much all day Wednesday 8.27

Moran to Debois. Looks like about a 3300 ft climb in about 13 miles or so.  I think after this it will flatten out pretty much except for a smaller mountain near Casper.

Moran to Debois. Looks like about a 3300 ft climb in about 13 miles or so. I think after this it will flatten out pretty much except for a smaller mountain near Casper.

2 thoughts on “8.25.14 Stats”

  1. I still find it amazing that you guys travel that many miles in one day!! It’s hard to imagine how you do it!! Great views, love the pics! The bed in the tractor is classic!! Wondering if sleeping in your rooms again will seem boring! Stay safe!

    1. Yeah, kind of wondering how we will re-adjust to society hahahaha. It is cold at night though so sleeping in beds in a heated room will be no problem. Like Dan said, “this gives a new meaning to the shrivel effect.”
      i kind of think everyone should experience this, being out there for days on end. We love it and definately have more appreciation for the homeless.

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