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April 17, 2010

We spent the end of the week in Yellowstone National Park.  We stayed with a generous Montana family, who led us on a bike ride inside the park on Thursday, while most of the roads were still closed to cars.  On Friday, another length of road opened, including the west entrance.  We asked a lot of questions about other roads, gates, trails, and often heard “That will be open when the winter is over in May.”  Winter over in May.  That never occured to me.   Yellowstone is staggering.  It is bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware, combined.  You have to avoid tripping over all the bison, elk, and geysers – and we even saw two wolves, far off.

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  1. Pamela permalink
    April 22, 2010 6:07 pm

    Matt and Logan,

    I wanted to thank you for the timely information about the road openings/closings in beautiful Yellowstone National Park. It provided me with the information I needed to help a fellow traveler and couch surfer just last evening. It’s awesome to know that there are biking opportunities in the park in the spring. That would be very fun!

    While I’m sure you have some mixed feelings about the impending termination of your great adventure, I’m certainly feeling like one of my favorite (tv type) series is coming to an end. It feels something like sadness and something like curiosity – curious because, though the story is ending, I’m still very attached to the people in it and want to know what comes next.

    I’m amazed at how far you have travelled and all of the things you have seen, and I’m pleased to have been a very small part of it all.

    I wish you both luck in whatever your next endeavor turns out to be!

    • matthewwinkler permalink*
      April 22, 2010 6:54 pm

      Thanks! We’ll keep the blog current even after the journey “ends.” I think this year will ripple out in influence for a long time.

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