David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
09/11  Hello Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa
09/12  Strawberry Point
09/13  Amish Mansions
09/17  Hogs and Corn
09/18  Windmills
09/19  Storm Lake
09/20  Loess Hills
09/24  NorfoRk
09/25  The Cowboy Trail
09/26  Sand Hills
09/27  Roast the Eagles
10/02  Stinky Bus
10/03  Gordon
10/04  Chadron
10/07  Oglala National Grassland
10/08  Edgemont
10/09  Custer State Park
10/10  Mickelson Trail
10/11  Deadwood
10/14  Wyoming
10/15  Devils Tower
10/16  Thunder Basin National Grassland
10/17  More Wyoming
10/22  Independence Rock
10/23  The Oregon Trail
10/24  Elk Hunters
10/25  Colorado
10/28  Yellow Jacket Pass
10/30  Snow and Mud
10/31  The Colorado River
11/06  Hola
11/07  Playa del Carmen
11/08  Tulum
11/09  Tulum Ruins and Coba Ruins
11/10  Village Life
11/12  Chichen Itza
11/13  Grutas de Loltun
11/14  Road to Campeche
11/16  Gulf of Mexico
11/17  Ciudad del Carmen
11/18  Tabasco
11/19  Ocean-side
11/20  Parades
11/21  Heading Inland
11/22  Tuxtepec
11/24  Into the Sierras
11/25  Mountain Views
11/26  Teotitlan de Flores Magon
11/27  Reserva de la biosfera
11/28  Desert to Pines
11/29  Oaxaca
11/30  Atzompa and Monte Alban
12/01  Miahuatlan
12/02  Up and Down the Mountain
12/03  No Minions in Huatulco
12/05  Adios
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

Yellow Jacket Pass

2015-10-28

tl;dr: I peddled from Craig to Meeker, Colorado, where I will stop for a few days because I am a wimp.

I don't know what is worse, the cold weather or the fact that I'm getting used to it. Even so, peddling (and walking) over Yellow Jacket Pass, I had to put on another layer even as I got the warmest part of the day. 7000 feet is still kicking my butt, though.

Mule deer must be in rut now. I saw bucks in addition to the does and fawns I normally see everywhere.

I only peddled about fifty miles from Craig to Meeker, Colorado. I would like to go farther, but the forecast calls for rain and snow over the next two days. I'm not that tough.

In Meeker I found the Rustic Lodge, where the owners are super friendly. They gave me the normal rate even though it is hunting season. Hunters get to pay more, because they are rough on rooms I'm told. Apparently, one group butchered a deer in a bathtub.

coal power plant


mule deer


another mule deer


this valley is full of sand hill cranes and antelope








sheep


lazy bull


a little bit of snow up here






Meeker yard deer

contact me at le@liverworks.com
< 2015-10-25 Colorado 2015-10-30 Snow and Mud >