My wife and I have been planning an epic vacation for a long time. Things happen, whether in our control or not, and the trip just kept getting put off until a later date. She had not been to Yellowstone national park since a kid and wanted to go there badly. So, we started planning this near the beginning of the 2016 winter and by March of this year we finally got everything booked and planned out. So, we were finally ready to go and could hardly contain ourselves until the day arrived when we could leave!
The plan was to ride the Harley-Davidson throughout the trip and by my calculation it would be around 3,000 miles when we were all finished. We would start by riding out of North Dakota and head to the Black Hills of South Dakota. We would spend three days in the hills so we could ride around and see the usual sights while we were there. We did the Needles Hwy, Iron Mountain pass and as many back roads, we have never been on, that we could find. While we were there we made sure we stayed in Deadwood so we would have a bit of nostalgia to go with it. We then would head out through Wyoming to get to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. Along the way we found a great ride through a park we had not heard of called Big Horn National Forest. On the way back and going through there we caught our only rainfall and hail storm at the summit of that pass. It was not a pleasant experience but it was something to remember and too talk about for the rest of our lives... that is for sure. We stayed in Dubois while we were there and rode in through two passes every day to go to Yellowstone and experienced all it had to offer. I have to say I was very surprised at all the things to do there. We tried to get all of them in but time prevented us from experiencing everything. Thus leaving us the opportunity to do this again some day. We did go into Jackson a couple days to experience Teton National Park and the towns historic center as well.
This trip turned out to be far better than either of us had anticipated. I forgot how much I loved Jackson and that area from the time I used to live there. I highly recommend to anyone to take a trip out there, on a Harley if you can, and experience it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. :-)
You will find photos from this trip from myself and Kris, hers are labeled as such, in several albums in this website. I believe we have some in the People, Miscellaneous, Floral, South Dakota, Wyoming and Wildlife albums. It could be more albums but I am not sure. I hope that you will look at them. Enjoy and if you want to get any prints of our work please use the contact page to let us know and look at the About Me page to see the costs.