220 miles, lots of dust and not a lot of water… I made it late on Saturday evening to Rawlins, a town of 5,000, the main claim to fame seems to be that its home to the Wyoming State Penitentiary.
It’s been an intense few days – a long ride over the incredibly empty and awe inspiring landscapes of the Great Divide Basin. Its been eventful, I had to take a long detour north to the near ghost town of Jeffrey, and now I’m back town and I’ve met up again with Eric, the Divide rider I set off with from Pinedale.
We are both anxious to get to Colorado and Steamboat Springs before the weather changes, so we start off tomorrow on another long stretch on empty roads, these ones in the Sierra Madre Mountains. I intend to take a few days rest in Steamboat Springs, so I’ll update the blog with pictures and details of whats been a very tough and eventful few days.