Eagle RV, Thermopolis, WY

5 09 2013

Leaving Grant Village via the Lake area, to Canyon, across to Norris, through Mammoth Hot Spring and exiting the park through the Northeast entrance takes us nearly 3 hours.  We meet one “buffalo jam” around the Tower-Roosevelt area.  A small herd of perhaps 10 adults and 10 young are slowly wandering down the road, literally weaving their way through about  20 stopped vehicles.  Once past this slowdown, we make our way out of the park, through Cooke City and toward Cody.  The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway including Dead Indian Pass is a beautiful and amazing drive.  The highway follows the route taken by Chief Joseph as he led the Nez Perce Indians out of Yellowstone National Park and into Montana in 1877 during their attempt to flee the U.S. Cavalry and escape into Canada.  Unfortunately Dead Indian referrers to their suffering in freezing temperatures without food and blankets as the Cavalry attacked for 5 days until Chef Joseph surrendered, turning over his guns and people.

Tonight we’re parked at the Eagle RV Park just south of Thermopolis, WY.  Full hookups and cable TV (with NBC) was important for tonight’s opening NFL game with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.  (final 49-27, Broncos WIN!)  This Good Sam park is set among about 100 tall old trees, nearly all pull-through sites 30/50 amp electric service, water and sewer.  The free Wi-Fi works great. The owners are wonderfully accommodating allowing us to park door-to-door so that we can have a somewhat private, outdoor TV viewing area.  This is an A+ park, we’d stay here again. Tomorrow we’ll have 1 more night on the road, at Glendo State Park, then back home.  It’s been a great trip, Yellowstone is a great vacation – winter or summer!

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