While staying in beautiful Grand Teton National Park, we rode our bikes into Jackson, Wyoming, to the south, to do our laundry. We try to wash clothes every week so we don't have too many to take on our bikes if there's a bikeable laundromat nearby. The ride to the cleverly named "The Missing Sock" laundromat was 15 miles one way and provided gorgeous views along the way.
Starting out along Gros Ventre Road from the Gros Ventre campground, we had a brief pronghorn sighting -- one of two during our time in GTNP.
There's an excellent paved bike path into Jackson from the park, and it's mostly downhill to get there (you know what that means about the return trip, though!) Jackson itself has bike lanes and bike paths as well, and we took a combination of them to reach the laundromat on the south side of town.
We loved how bike-friendly Jackson was. In fact, Jackson and Teton County earned a "Gold" designation in 2015 in the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community list, just one level below the highest (Platinum) possible!
After everything was clean, socks all matched up and none at large, we packed it all back into our bags and panniers (Barry carries most of it since he's the stronger cyclist). We retraced our route, pedaling back through Jackson's charming downtown and stopping for some treats along the way at The Bunnery, an excellent spot for baked goods. There's a restaurant there as well, but we didn't try it; we went straight for the sugar and pastry!
Finally it was time to make our way back up the big hill into the park and back to our campsite. There's an Elk Refuge along the way, but we never saw one in the several times we passed by, unfortunately. Probably the wrong time of day.
Here's our turn!
Here are the rest of the goodies we bought to save for later. Yum!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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