Trip to Montana on 1988 BMW
R100GS Motorcycle- June 2018
is the story of my second trip to Hamilton Montana. Last year the grief
over my wife's passing dampened my outlook.
This year was better.
Caution- Picture heavy web pages.
June 18th dawned – um- drizzly. Not really cold but heavy drizzle. Delayed awhile then about
0900 decided to
on rain gear and get going.
of wet but it's time to go
Horsetooth Reservoir then to the north to Poudre Canyon (CO 14) then
west. Up the hill
it got heavier then thinner
disappeared around Poudre Park.
Cameron Pass into sunshine.
Stopped at Walden for gas.
Continued on CO 14 to US 40 then crossed Rabbit Ears pass
and down into
to Craig where I had a Subway lunch
picture above is where I turned off US 40 last year headed to Brown's
Park (Maybell, CO.)
a big world out there!
From Craig US40 took me to Vernal UT
for more gas. (Pictures above show the territory west of Craig)
I turned north
on US 191 into Flaming
Gorge Recreation area. The climb goes past huge phosphate mining areas
reclamation from mining areas.
nearing Vernal, UT
It was getting late so I grabbed the
campground I came to- Lodgepole At Flaming Gorge. At $18 a night it
steep but it had
from the hill where the phosphate has been, and is being, mined.
running water, flush toilets, and a nice spot for my
The night was not windy but the camp is pretty close to the
road and there was quite a lot of truck traffic thru the night. While I
I thought I heard jet airplanes but I’m pretty sure that was
truck noise. My inflatable pillow collapsed during the night –
Will have to stuff the pillowcase with my fleece shirt t from
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