16-05-24 Day 58 Togwotee Pass – Mark Trail
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
The climb of 2,600 ft to Togwotee Pass at 9,658 ft and little winds encouraged me to get an early start but coffee at 7:00 am won out. By 8:00 I was climbing, 30 miles to the pass… UP, Up, Up…. It started to snow pellets which was cool… Then the sun came out as we crested the pass… Time for PB and Bagels….
As we began out decent, the Grand Tetons rose in the distance… Breath taking as I sped down the 6% grade at 38 miles per hour… Zoom Zoom… We met up at Moran Junction, snacked and pedaled into Grand Teton National Park.. The rain started and the mountains disappeared. We wanted to save money for a fancy stay in Old Faithful so we passed on the Grand Teton park hotels.. It started to rain again while we snacked at the Colter Bay gas station…. Bike on 15 miles or stay in some shelter somewhere… Bike on… Paul said we couldn’t tent camp at Flagg Ranch so it was back into Grizzly country to Sheffield Creek. The only problem was a 1 foot deep raging creek…. Back up the hill with no food protection and fast to sleep as the pitter patter sound of rain that turned to snow…
Dubois, WY to Yellowstone NP