Montana and Idaho ended with a fairly decent section. To start with the last few days have been filled with wildflowers. Fields and ridges were exploding with color. On our second day out of Lima, we climbed a peak to have lunch with a 360 degree panoramic view from the divide. In addition to the MT/ID mountains we had hiked through, we could see south to the Grand Tetons.
The highlight though was of course leaving. After 800 miles we were ready for a new state. We made it to Yellowstone – which has so far been flat and Mosquito infested. Dinner was so bad last night that my mac and cheese was acting like fly paper. I tried to think of the little black flecks throughout it as some kind of protein spice. We’ve been warned to expect this for the whole park.
Today we walked into Old Faithful Village. We had 3 plus miles of hiking next to gysers and boiling pools. The scenery was totally different than anything we’ve seen to date. We’ll be taking it slow through the rest of the park just to take in the sights – and to soak in the hot springs.
Wyoming promises scenery like Missouri weather. If you don’t like it, wait a minute.