Today’s Stats: Miles 21, +/- Elevation, 223/709, Total Miles 2,885. Weather: sunny, 80’s with the usual afternoon thunderstorms. Windy today and that seemed to blow away some of the smoke.
A short ride today so we had time to hang out at our beautiful campsite. We were at Jenny Lake in Teton National Park right at the foot of the Grand Tetons. The National Parks hold some campsites for individuals who hike or bike in. If you arrive under your own power they will have a place for you to camp.
The camp host gave instructions about Black Bears and what to do. They have had Black Bears in the campground. Our instructions were to just make lot of noise and they will go away. Apparently Black Bears are more of a nuisance compared to the more dangerous grizzly. The campsites have Bear Boxes where you lock all of your food. Also strict instructions are posted about cooking, food and not wearing to bed clothes you cooked in. No Black Bears appeared so we did not get a chance to test out noise making skills.
Clear view of Tetons so had our morning coffee by lake.
John and son Chapen finishing their adventure Seattle to Jackson today on a tandem! Very impressive doing mountain passes on Tandem. This photo was in our campground.
Horses walking by our campground.
Leaving Grand Teton National Park paved bike trail to Jackson.
Common area at the hostel.
In Jackson we stayed at the Cache House Hostel in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. For $119.00 we got a bunk and access to common areas and showers located right in downtown Jackson. Seems like a lot of money but the cheapest hotel room in Jackson is well over $400.00. Jackson used to be a quiet western town but now it is swarming with tourists, millionaires and billionaires who have second homes here.
We were bed #29 bottom bunk
Tomorrow we are heading for Driggs, Idaho riding over Teton pass. We are trying to figure a route around some of the fires in Montana and Oregon.