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Old 08-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #15
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SixPack98......Hwy 22 was the brutal one. We should have taken Hwy 26. We went out the west gate on the way home because of construction at the south entrance.

After experiencing the 10% grade we came through Jackson and our GPS (screwed us again) and told us that our campground (Flagg Ranch) was just 10 miles inside the south entrance of Teton. As we entered the park the Ranger said it was another 41 miles at 45 mph per hour. By then we were ready for a cocktail. We drove through the park and just 8 miles south of Flagg Ranch we came across construction that was not mentioned. It was SIX miles of dirt road and pilot cars culminated by a bridge crossing where the lane was narrowed to under 10'. Our toad (white truck) was not distinguishable when we arrived in the campground. The off ice personnel had gone to dinner and we had to hunt around for someone to figure out what site we were in. It was just one of those days. A large glass of V.O. / 7 Up and the fact that I got the satellite to lock on made it all better.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:14 PM   #16
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Off topic, but I've crossed most all mountain passes on a bicycle, including Teton Pass. It hurt going up as well as down. Glad I now have a Cummins to do the heavy work....

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:12 PM   #17
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SixPack98......Hwy 22 was the brutal one. We should have taken Hwy 26. We went out the west gate on the way home because of construction at the south entrance.

After experiencing the 10% grade we came through Jackson and our GPS (screwed us again) and told us that our campground (Flagg Ranch) was just 10 miles inside the south entrance of Teton. As we entered the park the Ranger said it was another 41 miles at 45 mph per hour. By then we were ready for a cocktail. We drove through the park and just 8 miles south of Flagg Ranch we came across construction that was not mentioned. It was SIX miles of dirt road and pilot cars culminated by a bridge crossing where the lane was narrowed to under 10'. Our toad (white truck) was not distinguishable when we arrived in the campground. The off ice personnel had gone to dinner and we had to hunt around for someone to figure out what site we were in. It was just one of those days. A large glass of V.O. / 7 Up and the fact that I got the satellite to lock on made it all better.
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If it wasn't for bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all. I can certainly relate to the vo and 7 or 2 or 3. We almost took 22, it was a little shorter but a local guy said 26 was a much easier drive.
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