Day 40: Rawlins to Steamboat Springs via the Nissan Alternate
The wheels arriving in Steamboat (a great little town!)
Day 41: Spending money in Steamboat
River I went tubing on:
There’d been a bear in the launch area earlier that morning. It got tasered by a copper so crossed back over the river, walked 200m down the riverbank before coming across again. They are after every last calorie before they go into hibernation!
Day 42: Steamboat to Lynx Pass campground
Crossing the dam in Blacktail Conservation Easement:
My first bear hang! Thanks to Sean for the rope and carabiner. Was a mother and cubs in the area apparently but no sign of any animal life bar a squirrel shouting at it in the morning.
Day 43: Lynx Pass campground to Kremmling
Fording Rock Creek:
My own little Aspen Alley:
Fir trees! Hadn’t seen many in Southern Wyoming:
3rd puncture in 3 days 😦
First crossing of the Colorado river:
Day 44: Kremmling to Frisco
4th puncture in 4 days 😦
Free upgrade to a suite at the Snowshoe Motel!
(I’m ashamed to say there may have been crisps floating in this at the end of the bathing session although, in my defence, I was still engaging in salt replacement after being ill and it’s the first time I’ve ever eaten in a bath)