TransAmerica

Do Groundhogs ride bikes?  New Meadows to Cambridge

Do Groundhogs ride bikes? New Meadows to Cambridge

I woke in my tent at Zims Campground this morning with Paul McCartney’s ‘Silly Love Songs’ ringing in my ears. I couldn’t get it out of my head all day. It’s all Al’s fault. The owner of the campground had told us last night how had felt trapped in his own personal ‘Groundhog Day’ except…

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104° in my Shades – White Bird to New Meadows

104° in my Shades – White Bird to New Meadows

Enclosing us as we headed south beside the Salmon River were, to the east, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and, to the west, Hells Canyon Wilderness. (Honest! The Americans started bigging things up real early.) It was worryingly easy even though we were going uphill in the morning sunshine with the grandeur…

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Freedom – but with Reservations – Wisdom to Hamilton

Freedom – but with Reservations – Wisdom to Hamilton

It’s impossible to travel across The United States without being reminded time and again of the horrendous injustice inflicted on the Native Americans who lived on this land centuries before European settlers ever set foot here. Yesterday we learnt about lives of cattle ranchers in the Big Hole Valley – today we found out what…

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Big Sky Country – West Yellowstone to Ennis

Big Sky Country – West Yellowstone to Ennis

The Yellowstone madness starts early. As Terry, Mike and myself eat breakfast at the Great Western motel we are surrounded by excited Japanese tourists, quickly grabbing a bite to eat before their bus takes them to join the mayhem in the park. For all it’s beauty we are glad to be heading the other way…

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