Wanderer's to the Cabin

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Camping in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming

Here are some pics from our first camping trip of 2017.
We started our trip on Aug. 17th my hubs birthday and the day we picked up our 5th wheel.


There were some beautiful views despite all the smoke from the fires in western Montana.



The hubs wanted to go climb around in the rocks and look for tipi rings and vision quest sites that have been there for ages.

 Tipi Ring there were quite a few in this area but this was one of the clearer ones.

 Vision Quest site on top of an overlook.

There were lots of strange rock formations.

 I dubbed this one "King Croc". Thought it looked like a giant crocodile.

 Rock Cairns that were used by freighters in the 1800's and 1900's to denote routes.

 Nature making it's own bridge.

I had never seen rocks like this before. 

Saw some wildlife.

 A couple of good sized bucks with their antlers still in the velvet. 
Thought he was way to cute peeking up over the boulder.

This Marmot actually stopped, turned and posed for the hubs when he asked if he could take his picture. After the pics we told him he was handsome and said thank you and he turned and went into his burrow that he is standing in front of under the rock. 

 Evidence that this area was once under water......

 Fossils of strange sea creatures forever in the rocks.

This was one of the best ones. 

There were lots of smaller fossils all through out the rocks and a few that resembled sand dollars.
You can click on the pics to see a bit more detail. 

When we were coming down off one of the mountains we took a pic of the camping area that was very popular, it looks like a small city of campers. We were not camped there but it was a very pretty area for camping.

That's it for the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming for this year. We went to areas we hadn't been to before and saw new things, it was a nice trip with good weather despite the smoke, we came back on Aug. 21st. Until next time..........

Take Care & Thanks for stopping by
Hugs, Sandy


6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, that looks like a fantastic trip!

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  2. What beautiful country! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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  3. Beautiful country.
    The fossils are too cool.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Marilyn

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  4. Love love love your photos! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Sandy, your photos make me nostalgic. I grew up in south central MT. Last year was the first year I hadn't been back in over 30 years.

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  6. So very cool. Thanks for sharing. Dh and I considering rving again. I'll put this on our list. Good to see you back in the blog world.

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