Much like week 9, week 10 of our trip southward on the GDMBR was light on miles covered, but otherwise full of adventure, this time with my brother, Casey, and his wife, Julie.Continue reading GDMBR Week 10
Weeks 9 & 10 combined for a meager 128 miles of forward progress along the trail, but we did a lot of other fun activities with friends and family between Lynx Pass Campground and Como, CO. This was all by design, however, as we had been planning to meet my brother and sister-in-law in Silverthorne for a week of hiking & camping in week 10, but were a week ahead of schedule. Fortunately our good friend Derek lives in Boulder, CO and was willing to let us crash in his apartment for the week!
Our eighth week of pedaling along the GDMBR began at Sweetwater River just outside Atlantic City, WY, and brought us to Lynx Pass Campground, northwest of Kremmling, CO. We finished our push to Rawlins, WY early so we would have time to relax in town before resuming southward with friends Andy and Silvia. That final push included crossing one of the harshest, most unforgiving stretches of the entire GDMBR, Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin.
After an awesome stay in the Coyote Cabin, we enjoyed breakfast with Tom and Deb before setting off.
We arrived at Enterprise a few minutes before it opened. As we sat there, a fellow named Tom came over to talk, along with his sweet dog, Lucy. He and his wife, Deb, were cleaning out the warehouse next to Enterprise. We discovered later that they owned the Enterprise building, too.
When Enterprise opened, the agent informed us that he did not have any cars available. He did, however, have a fifteen person van, which he gave to us for the price of a full-sized car.