Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New State, New Home

For the last time we took US 16 west out of Custer, SD.  We went downhill, around the corner, 

back up and around again and into the north east corner of Wyoming. 

We passed open range and

grazing antelope;

stopped to fuel up and say hello to the longhorn;

marveled at the red buttes 

and sagebrush prairies;

crossed the famous Powder River (watch any Mountain Man movie).

We picked up I90 and took it all the way to within 9 miles of Montana.

View of the snow-topped Big Horn Mountains.  (We'll be exploring those this week.)

We never tire of folded hills.

12 miles north of Sheridan we pulled into the town of Ranchester, turned left at the irate bear in the trap,

and into the tiny Lazy R Campground.  The campground consists of the office,

two cabins, some tent space,

and one street of full hook-up rv sites.   There are 20 sites, some 50 amp, some 30 amp.  Of these 14 are pull-thrus, and 6 back-in.  Past the white truck on the right is the street, then 10 additional back-in sites for long-term users.   

The weather was stinkin' hot (100 degrees F) with hot gusty winds (up to 35mph).

This is our home for the next week.  We have several bike rides that we hope to take.  We hope the weather improves!

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I love the Big Horn Mountains. We have another friend that is in that area right now doing a ton of hiking. They have so many gorgeous photos of that area.