Fighting to set up the tent at Badlands National Park.
Giving our bikes a rest in Badlands National Park. They had a hard climb.
The "Red Bed" of Devils Tower National Monument. Not nearly as comfortable as advertised.
Each in their natural state: Mike, contemplative. Wes, exultant. Cliff, shirtless.
Ha! It's June!
The view from Devil's Canyon Overlook: 1000 feet down to the Bighorn Reservoir.
Into the Rockies. At this particular photo op we picked up a kid whose car hadn't been fit for the climb and gave him a ride to Cooke City. He's planning on becoming a minister, so we figured we probably scored some points with the Big Guy.
Another view of the Rockies.
Hot. Very, very hot.
Tower Falls, Yellowstone National Park.
Dead pines and calcified salts, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.
The start of our ride in Badlands National Park.
Riding in Badlands National Park.
The crew surveys Devils Tower. Apparently the vertical lines are the result of a giant bear clawing the side of a previously smooth obelisk. We looked for tracks, but didn't see any.
There's gold in them thar hills.
Repairing a flat tire on the ride from Horseshoe Bend to Devil's Canyon Overlook, South Dakota.
The whole crew at Devils Canyon Overlook. I didn't realize I was that short.
Wes communicates with the local fauna.
On the left is Cameron, our ministerial friend.
We ducked into this Cooke City, MT bar hoping to party with the locals on a Friday night. We did end up drinking beer near some locals, but that was about it.
Mud flats at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.
Dead pines at Mammoth Hot Springs, a second view.
A fellow traveler snaps a shot for us in Badlands National Park.
The view from the tent on Wednesday morning at Devils Tower National Monument.
Welcome to the town of Spotted Horse. No really, that's the entire town.
A June snowball fight atop the Bighorn Mountains. Photo: RWH.
I like dead trees. It's just my thing.
A view of the Rockies. Photo: RWH.
Neglecting to read the instructions, Wes fails to use the bear box correctly.
Yellowstone National Park.
These trees picked a very poor place to grow. Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.