I really needed the day off today – I managed to sleep in past 07.00 for the first time in ages, and everything was aching. I lay in bed for a while, before wandering across to a diner for breakfast. I explored a bit of the town today – Lander was voted the 5th nicest small town in America in the 90’s and lived up to the reputation. It has a slow-paced, sleepy, atmosphere with no-one in a hurry to get anywhere – mainly because there’s nowhere to go. The snow covered mountians in the background give the town a stunning setting, with the green fields providing a feeling of prosperity that’s been missing in the open wilds of the high plains.
I managed to find a book shop today, having been looking for one for nearly 1000 miles! I don’t think there’s much of a market for literature in this part of the country. I’ve got a tough couple of days coming up with about 100 miles of solid climbing to the top of togwotee pass. I’m told that the view over the Grand Tetons at the top is worth the effort though.