Day 46 & 47 – ‘Ey Boo-boo!

Cody, WY to Yellowstone, WY

Our ride into Yellowstone was another long one.  We rode 50 miles to the park, waited for the rest of the team to arrive so that we could get shuttled into Yellowstone.  The first few miles inside the park were really uphill and into the wind, so it was not fun, and we were also trying to avoid the storm we were riding towards.  By the time I finally got to the campsite, I was exhausted and about ready to collapse.  From now on, I don’t think I can rely on team food to get through the day, since apparently two peanut butter sandwiches and a bowl of cereal is not enough to make it through 10 to 12 hours of riding.  Yellowstone was really cool, we really got to see the pretty side of Wyoming.

The next day we had a rest day and decided to explore the park a bit.  We got a group of people and went up the Elephant Back trail, where we had a pretty cool view of the lake and the surrounding mountains.  It is crazy to think that there is this huge lake, way bigger than Lake Geneva even, and it is on top of a mountain range!  After the hike, I was exhausted, I think the altitude was getting to me, so I went back to campsite, ate some canned ravioli, and went to bed early to get some rest.

States traveled through:15(NY,NJ,PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, OH, IN, IL, WI, MN, SD, WY)
Distance today: 72 mi
Total Distance traveled:  2890 mi

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