Oak Tree Inn Morrill
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... and ruts carving through the meadows. We also visit a close-by cemetery where some of the pioneer graves can still be found.
Further it goes along the Oregon Trail, we pass by the Courthouse and Jail Rock, which is a large rock that served as a landmark on the old trail. The probably ...
... we went with our original plan to go to Scott's Bluff. We are so glad we did. The national monument was beautiful with an amazing view from the top. Last night be camped at Lake Minatare. It was right next to the water and we were finally able to build a campfire and roast us some hotdogs and beans. Very relaxing and peaceful. I'm so glad we're getting to camp ...
... yellow clay rocks, to painted desert style red hills, to gypsum white cliffs! The Big Horn Basin is a very beautiful place.
I purposely chose to avoid going through Yellowstone Park, I have already been there and I knew the traffic would be a nightmare.
A little known fact about the Park is; that all of the geo thermal energy comes from a 'Super Volcano' under the area that measures 55 x 72 km. ...
... t make the trek. Another interesting bit about this location is the owner of the ranch where the fossils were found. He was an Army scout, a homesteader, and was highly regarded by several Native American tribes, Lakota being one if them, including Red Cloud. He received many gifts from the natives, which were on display. Our second stop was Scott's Bluff, which is a somewhat unique land formation along the Oregon Trail. It was the first ...
... which we will visit tomorrow. Chimney Rock is one of those unique "rock" formations (it's actually sand) that looks like a chimney. Apparently over the years folks have compared it's shape to several other things, including buildings (Washington Monument, for instance); the most comical comparison though, is an elk penis! Our stop at Chimney Rock was pretty quick. It officially is a National Historical Site, but it is run by ...