Go your own way
Camping at the luxurious Red Gulch/Alkali Dinosaur Tracksite last night shortens our day considerably. Those 10-15 miles not ridden yesterday change my Day 4.
In any event, today we aim to reach the Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, which features a 750 foot long sandstone cliff with hundreds of prehistoric petroglyphs (carvings) and pictographs (paintings). This is a must-stop for me. Moreover, I am determined to arrive with sufficient time and energy to enjoy this art gallery of prehistoric life. An early arrival also may help secure a site at the popular Wyoming state campground on site.
At the end of the day, Paul rode his way and continued along the posted Cloud Peak 500 route. I rode my way and was able to spend ample time at the Archaeological Site. We met a new cycling friend who is living his life his way. We spent a relaxing evening around a picture perfect camp site along a creek at the base of a cliff. Finally, we met an awesome site host, who found a way to make our quiet evening possible.
Day 4. A day to go your own way. And another good day on the Cloud Peak 500.