While in lander, Folklore coffee shop has been very welcoming and hospitable.  We’re pretty much regulars at this point.  There isn’t too much to do in this town.  Ken and i rode up to Sinks canyon this morning and i rented some climbing shoes and bouldered for a little bit but now we’re back.  Sinks canyon is a geological mystery.  At the base of the wind river mountains, through madison granite runs the sinks and the rise.  The sinks river enters the mountain on one side of the roadway. It looks like the water is just flowing into a cave in the mountain. But oh no! 1/4 mile down the road on the other side it exits from beneath felled rocks millions of years old.  Geologists have performed dye tests to be certain it is the same water.  The only mystery now, is the 2 hours it takes for the water to flow 1/4 mile.  Where does it go?  What does it do?  2 hours?! C’mon!  Salmon swim faster than that making their way upstream!  And we ride faster than that going up a mountain with headwind! Ridiculous.

Poof! The river disappears!

Poof! The river disappears!

a rope bridge leading to a nature trail in sinks canyon

a rope bridge leading to a nature trail in sinks canyon

it looks like i'm just standing with my arm out but i swear i'm hanging

it looks like i'm just standing with my arm out but i swear i'm hanging