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CGY 2015: Day 4

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Cooke City, MT  to Cody, WY via Chief Joseph Scenic Byway / 77 miles 

We woke to clear skies! No bears, but we spent a COLD night in the tent. We have good sleeping bags, but they were not enough. I ended up wrapping my feet in my down jacket, sleeping in all of my warm clothes including my beautiful orange neck gaiter/ear cover! The tent was coated in ice; the door-flap operated like a solid door. It would have been funny if we hadn’t been so darn cold.

Frozen tent!
Frozen tent! Ours is the beige and yellow one.

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CGY 2015: Day 3

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Red Lodge, MT to Cooke City, MT via Beartooth Highway / about 65 miles for Steve, 21 miles for Marie

Wow! So, today was our thirty-sixth wedding anniversary (and my youngest sister’s 50th birthday! Happy Birthday, Linda!). What did we do to celebrate? We got up BEFORE the crack of dawn to try to beat the snow predicted for Beartooth Pass. We left camp about 6:15 AM. Steve rides so much faster than I do, that we decided today we would ride separately, at our own pace. On most days, he would either ride at my pace or ride ahead and circle back. The great thing about rides like CGY is that everyone looks out for each other, so you are never really alone. Our CGY friends are the best! Plus, CGY has the best SAG (Support and Gear) ever and I am not kidding.

Early morning start toward Beartooth Pass

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