16-05-27 Day 61 Earthquake – Mark Trail
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
Silver was chilling white with frost as I got out of the tent. Started breakfast and it started to rain…. Oh….. Boy….. I unpacked my sleeping bag and crawled back in. It was cold, rainy, and I was worn out….. At 8:00 it let up and off we rode.. Dylan and Marty caught up at a display along Hebgen lake.. Little did I know that I was going to get a lesson on geology today… on August 17, 1959 a 7.5 earthquake shook the valley causing 80 million tons of rock to slide into the Madison river channel. Camps were buried and the creation of earthquake lake…
I stopped at Quake Lake visitor center to eat lunch and dry out the tent… The clouds were getting blacker and I prepared for the worse… There was a rest stop half way to Cameron where I was able to dodge the hail and rain but my luck ran out… Yep…….
I was happy to arrive in Ennis. You can camp behind the Willis Distillery so I rode across the street to eat and charge the phone.
Steve walked up as I was parking and said he was biking the Trans Am west to east… GREAT… We talked about all the fun parts of living on the bicycle path of life….
I had been keeping in contact with Marc and Cece since I met them while hiking the CDT last year… They knew I was getting close to Ennis and wanted to visit… I checked my phone and at 9:30 pm they were 5 minutes away… No way…. WOW… we stayed up till midnight catching up ….. Friends….. Just at the right time..
Bakers Hole Campground to Ennis, Wy