Day 10: Saturday, August 10, 2002
Ten Sleep, WY
For lunch, we stopped at the cutest town called Ten Sleep. It was the epitome of the sleepy, cowboy Western town (Wyoming was at one point in our nation's history considered the "Wild West").
See the "Welcome Bikers" sign? And that's our car to the right.
Sierra Trading Post Outlet
Today was an all-time low. We woke up at 12 pm and didn't check out until 1.
We were going to go straight to Devil's Tower, a planned stop, but Johannes loves Sierra Trading Post, so we made a not-so-quick-stop.
...and ran into an uncanny number of motorcycle riders. Only later did we find out that we were in the midst of "motocycle land" because the world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally had taken place that week in Sturgis, SD.
Yup, it really was called "Dirty Sally's." The unique thing you could get in this region was chokeberry syrup or preserves, so we bought some for Michelle, a friend we stayed with in Chicago.
Big Horn National Forest, WY
The forest was named after the large herds of bighorn sheep that grazed the river running through this forest.