Day 54. Cody, Wyoming.
It was a bit of an effort to get going this morning as it was only 4 degrees outside (and stayed that temperature for most of the day).
Our mesh motorcycle clothing has been great in the hot weather, but isn't really suitable for cold temperatures. Jane's solution - wear as many layers as possible. Thermal base layer, t-shirt, fleece, motorcycle jacket, and two waterproofs. Leggings, trousers, motorcycle trousers, and waterproof trousers. Couldn't really move, but was warmer than yesterday.
We'd been told that there were two bison herds roaming freely on the edge of Thermopolis, close to our hotel, so decided to take a look. Forty-five mins later, after driving round and round in circles, we still hadn't spotted a single bison. They were as elusive as the black bears!
We decided to give up and head north to Cody. Only 85 miles away, but it seemed much further in the cold. Arrived about lunchtime to be told that the east entrance to Yellowstone had been closed due to snow. We're going to check again tomorrow morning before deciding what to do.
There is a really big focus on hunting and fishing in Wyoming, and it's obviously a popular weekend activity. Stopped for petrol halfway and noticed lots of people dressed in camouflage and carrying guns. Several gun and hunting shops in Cody. All across America people have been amazed when we've told them that hunting and guns are effectively banned in the UK.
However as we were in cowboy country we decided to go along to the Cody Firearms Experience, and try out some cowboy guns from the 17 and 1800s - a Kentucky flintlock pistol, a Wyatt Earp colt 45 revolver, and a Winchester lever-action 45 rifle. Just paper targets for us. See photos to see who did best.