I've had my CRF250L for a couple years now, and while there are some good riding areas in Minnesota, I decided it was time to going riding in the mountains, and try doing a multi-day bike trip. So I loaded the bike on the trailer and spent a day and a half driving from St. Paul out to Laramie, WY. I left home on Sept 18, hoping for good riding weather in-between the summer heat and early autumn snowstorms. I camped overnight at the Twin Buttes Public Access Area just west of Laramie. Thankfully it wasn't too windy. In the morning I got my gear loaded on the bike and headed west to Centennial, enjoying the vast Wyoming landscape along the way. The car and trailer stayed behind at Twin Buttes. I took Barber Lake Road and WY-130 up and over the Snowy range pass, stopping to explore at the top of the pass. It was cool with high winds, but the views were great. I could tell the altitude was robbing some power from the bike, but it still did just fine. My first off-pavement excursion was on forest road 336, which was a fun rocky ride. I road down the west side of the pass and across the valley, stopping for food and fuel in Encampment.