We finally had a day last week when all four volunteers had the afternoon off. Don, who has been here many winters agreed to lead John, Dave and I up the Republic pass trail in the national forest just outside the park. It was a pretty good climb up to the high meadows in the picture below but it was also a very nice ride down at the end! It was snowing all day so we didn't get a great view of the pass. We'll have to try again on a sunnier day. Of course when we got back to Cooke City (a very small town at the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone) and had settled down with some mochas at the local coffee shop the sun finally poked through.