We stop in Cook City to provision. It’s a nice little mountain tourist town but not much else.
We camp just a few miles from the park entrance in Montana, Gallatin National Forest. Our tent is right next to a flowing creek and isolated from other campers, just the way we like it.
The next morning was cool but it got comfortable as soon as the sun came out. We ate a primitive camp breakfast of oatmeal, caned black beans, V8 juice and coffee. I’m lovin’ it Big-Time. Heidi looks deep into my eyes as if she is saying “What the H did I get myself into?”
We suit up wearing long-johns under our leather. It felt good starting out but as soon as we entered Yellowstone Park it started getting colder.