This photo is looking east from Willard Bay State Recreation Area in Willard, UT, at our approach route into the mountains for a side trip to go camping. (Original color photocopy)
We left our bikes with Park Rangers on May 31, 1977, and climbed a marked trail into the 10,000′ mountains for three days. (Original color photocopy)
This is the view looking west from our camp on top of the mountains down to Willard, UT, and beyond to the Great Salt Lake Basin. (Original 8×10 photo)
Our camp was set on the very top of this mountain crest from May 31st through June 2nd 1977; and this picture shows me sitting literally on top of the world. (Original color photocopy)
I’ve cropped this photo to show me sitting in the middle of our camp overlooking the Great Salt Lake Basin to the west.
We camped in the open under the stars at night without a tent; and here I’m reflecting on life and the world – from my vantage point on the mountain top.
Bruce overlooking our campsite in the mountains East of Willard, Utah (Color Photocopy of a photocopy)
This was the view looking east from our camp, and at one point Bruce hiked down the far back (east) side to a lake in a valley below. (Original 8×10 photo)
This picture was somewhere along the highway north of Brigham City, UT; where we mailed our backpacks home to save weight. (Original photo with finger over the lense.)
I cropped this photo (leaving out the finger), to show our lighter equipment load on the bikes – we didn’t have time for any more mountain climbing along the way and had to reach our destination of Seattle.
Our sense of urgency was because we were running low on cash and needed to get to Seattle before our money ran out.
Since we had to get to Seattle quickly, we needed to cover more miles per day and needed lighter bikes to get to Seattle in time.
The plan we had was to find jobs in Seattle and plan what to do next – and I always had the intention of eventually continuing the trip and going to Europe if possible.