The photograph to the left does not adequately show the beauty of the drive today. No photograph can. The rock formations, the herds of cattle, the antelopes, and the snow covered mountains in the distance that rose to over 13,000 feet. The mountain range that shows faintly in the photograph came into view about two hours into our trip and for the next hour and a half we followed these mountains all of the way up to Dubois. Our map told us that these were the Wind River Mountains and that along the ridge of these mountains ran the Continental Divide. We were also intrigued by the name of the mountains for we knew that our campsite for tonight and tomorrow night, The Longhorn Ranch Lodge and RV Resort, sits along side the Wind River and our reserved space in the park sits directly on the river bank. Obviously our destination will be close to the mountains and as it turned out, the town of Dubois and the Wind River sit deep within a valley which carries the obvious name of the Wind River Valley.
Monday, June 15th:
Tomorrow we are going to challenge our car by asking it to pull our trailer over the Continental Divide and across the Togwotee Pass at 9,658 feet above sea level. We will let you know in our next blog whether or not we made it unless of course we end up like the Donner Party in 1847.