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Jul 1, 2019 - Sleeping Bear (6/30 - 7/2/19)

We had another steep drive over to Lander, WY. We stayed at Sleeping Bear RV Park. The views from the RV were very nice. The next day we took a drive up into the mountains. The views were magnificent and we found that there were many log homes being built along the road. Instead of being able to drive across the mountain, the road was blocked by a locked gate, so we had to return. We found another road that didn't end. We drove way back into the woods and found a beautiful lake, Fiddler Lake. We also saw Popo Agie River and Wind River...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Thank you Mike and Dinnine!

We had a great day in Lander! Beautiful weather, sweet little town! Caught up on all those little jobs that needed to be done! Replaced our bicycle lock, cleaned the bikes in a car wash and dropped them off for a tune up, had a most delicious breakfast at The Middle Fork Cafe, a little food and supply shopping and Mike got a haircut! It all worked out perfectly! We even found a cell phone laying in the road this morning! It was not broken, just lying there face down, so we picked it up and did a bit of work to try and find its owner! The...

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Jun 19, 2018 - And THAT is how you do 78 miles!!

It was all or nothing today! 78 miles from Dubois to Lander with nothing really in between so we made it all in one day! First day, in I don't know how many days, we woke up and the word SUNNY appeared in the forecast! It was so exciting! And the day proved to be a great one! Believe it or not, everything was in our favor! Sun was shining, we were losing elevation so mostly easy pedaling quite often touching 32 mph! It was just awesome! The scenery changed constantly! We had a great ride and loved it! We are in Lander, WY and so far love...

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May 31, 2017 - Day 32 - Day Off - Trip Summary

We are still in Lander, WY at the Maverick RV Park. I took the day off to catch up on posting to the Trip Journal and deal with financial stuff. Nancy spent much of the day doing laundry. This is the second RV Park that we have stayed at that only provides cold water to the washing machines. UGH! TRIP SUMMARY Originally, I had planned to ride an average 70 miles a day, 5 days a week. That would be 350 miles a week. At that pace I should finish the 4,225 miles in just over 12 weeks. I am very close to the 5 riding days a week goal, but I am...

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May 30, 2017 - Day 31 - Dubois to Lander, WY

Today’s ride to Lander, WY was a hilly, but not mountainous, 76-mile ride with 2,008’ of ascent. Lander, population 7,642 and elevation 5,358’, is one of the more populous towns I have been through lately. The town was named Lander in honor of General Frederick W. Lander, a famous transcontinental explorer who surveyed the Oregon Trail's Lander Cutoff. Prior to its current name, Lander was known as Pushroot, Fort Brown, and Fort Auger. Lander is where the first paid rodeo took place, which continues to this day in coordination with the...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Lander

Had a very cold and rainy two days in Lander. Great time to see Barbara and Bob with surprise of Mary and Larry to meet us for dinner. Great evening with the cousins despite the cold!! After visiting with Martha, Pete and Philip at Steamboat Lake, the cousin reunion almost complete!! It was wonderful to see the family!!

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Aug 10, 2016 - Lander WY

First off, we have a winner of the photo contest. Buddy Sachs was the first response with the right answer so he wins the terrific prize. I told him it’s a car, but I may have lied. He was not the only one with the correct answer...some of you are pretty sharp...but he was the first. And some of you, your guesses were weak; very weak. Anyway, underground, behind that fence, is a nuclear missile that can deliver a 1.2 Megaton nuclear warhead – 100 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima – to any where that needs to be nuked,...

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Sep 8, 2015 - "The Cowboy State"

The state of Wyoming has several nicknames, one of which is “The Cowboy State.” The state earned this name due to the many ranches in its borders. Another reason behind the nickname is the adoption of the image of a cowboy perched on a bucking horse as the state symbol. The history behind the proliferation of cattle and, consequently, cowboys is an interesting one. The early emigrants and settlers in the states of Oregon, Utah and California often traveled with all of their possessions and livestock with which they hoped to make a new life...

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2015 RV Adventure

Jul 23, 2015 - Lander, Wyoming

We have been in Lander since the 18th of July. We had not intended to stay this long, but the next place on our itinerary was booked-up due to the "daddy of them all" Cheyenne, Rodeo. All of the RV parks were full. So we decided to find a few more things to do here. Lander has a population of about 7800 people, so there is not a lot going on. There are no major restaurants or grocery stores. Paula did find a thrift store; she was happy. We went on a 7 mile hike near Worthen Meadows. We chose that area because there were it some trees to...

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Where RV Now?

Jul 19, 2015 - Sinks Canyon State Park

We moved to Lander, Wyoming yesterday. Found our way to the forest service and the Chamber of Commerce checking out hiking trails and things to do in the area. We decided to spend four nights here. Today, we drove south just about 10 miles to Sinks Canyon State Park. This is a free park, and a state highway leads to it. Then the state highway turns into a forest road that is maintained by the US Forest Service. Sinks Canyon gets its name because the middle fork of the Popo Agie River (pronounced Po Po shuh)flows down the mountain, through...

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Jul 14, 2015 - Continental Divide

Today we were driving the high plains of Wyoming. Rolling plains with mountains and hills bordering on both sides of the road gave us picturesque views. Along the way we crossed the continental divide twice, ascended to 8000 ft before descending to 6600 ft at Lander, WY. We stopped at Sinks Canyon SP and one of the rangers took us on a tour of the campground to see if we could find a spot that we could fit in – too small and too tight for us. He took us down the road to a NFS campground and we found a perfect spot for a night of dry...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Poor Buster

Today we left the Grizzly RV Park to head east. To accomplish this we had to drive thru Yellowstone into Grand Teton National Park and across Wyoming. Unfortunately we ran into a traffic jam as soon as we turned on the road into the park. Stan had noticed coming back from his early morning fishing trips that the gate could be backed up into town around mid morning, but nothing like this. It was obvious something was wrong. There were basically 5 roads trying to turn onto the park road and all were jammed. The red light that had just started...

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