Trip to Montana on 1988 BMW R100GS Motorcycle- June 2018

This 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.
  
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Packing 

packing
 Loadout packing

Day 1-

Monday morning June 18th dawned um- drizzly. Not really cold but heavy drizzle.  Delayed awhile then about 0900 decided to 
put on rain gear and get going.  

Kind of wet  but it's time to go

Rode up Horsetooth Reservoir then to the north to Poudre Canyon (CO 14) then west.  Up the hill it got heavier then thinner 
then disappeared around Poudre Park. 

Crossed over  Cameron Pass into sunshine.

Stopped at Walden for gas.  Continued on CO 14 to US 40 then crossed Rabbit Ears pass and down into Steamboat Springs.  
Continued to Craig where I had a Subway lunch and refueled.

The picture above is where I turned off US 40 last year headed to Brown's Park (Maybell, CO.)

It's a big world out there!

From Craig US40 took me to Vernal UT for more gas. (Pictures above show the territory west of Craig)

 
Scenery nearing Vernal, UT

 I turned  north on US 191 into Flaming Gorge Recreation area. The climb goes past huge phosphate mining areas and reclamation from mining areas. 

Views from the hill where the phosphate has been, and is being, mined.

It was getting late so I grabbed the first campground I came to- Lodgepole At Flaming Gorge. At $18 a night it seemed steep but it had
running water, flush toilets, and a nice spot for my tent. 

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 was sleeping
I thought I heard jet airplanes but Im pretty sure that was just truck noise. My inflatable pillow collapsed during the night equipment failure.
Will have to stuff the pillowcase with my fleece shirt t from now on.


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