'The track between Butte and Helena towards Park Lake is the most challenging part of the whole Great Divide Mountain Bike Route', I read on the Adventure Cycling map. So, we give ourselves a day off in the mining town of Butte to prepare for this challenge. Stuffed with even more burgers (what else is there to eat in the US??) we hit the road to Basin on a paved climb to another continental divide crossing.
It must have been some perv to actually think about titties when seeing the Grand Tetons... Well, the guy was French, so maybe that says it all! ;) I can think of many things, but I don't associate those pointy rocks with boobies (maybe Elmar does?).
After crossing the state line into Wyoming the scenery changes dramatically. From the white peaked 14.000-ers we find ourselves on wide open, grassy land with cows and pronghorns. The first we've seen more than mosquitoes, but the pronghorns are new to us, but there are plenty of these animals running away from us. Not strange, since they are the fastest land mammal after the cheetah ...or is it because we start to smell?!?
I guess we should not have wished so hard for water... Apparently Colorado is having the wettest summer 'ever'! It has something to do with El Nino and some other bad weather situations and so we are experiencing a lot of thunder and lightning storms on this part of the Great Divide Route.