it just goes to show
you never know.
i would never have guessed that fires in california would become a major obstacle in wyoming.
but the smoke and elevation combination hit me pretty hard this morning.
a rainstorm knocked down the smoke some early afternoon .
after that it was easy
just heat and wind and ever increasing altitude.
looks like desert here to me
but i was told it is only semi-arid
(lots of smiley faces)
the long drives to lodging are the immediate concern.
they eat into walking time.
and time on the road is my only weapon against the sheer size of this continent!