Oak Tree Inn Rawlins
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In Rawlins we met a cowboy who was 113 years old. He was the oldest person ive ever met. he would just sit there and smoke a pipe the whole time. He was old and frail and needed help unloading his truck so i helped him and he paid me $60. I stayed at Rawlins KOA
... a day. We also read and heard about the tragic story of the 31 year old man from Utah who was killed by a Grizzly bear at Cub Creek near Brooks Lake in the Bridger Teton National Forest (it seems to have made the papers in the UK too). This was less than eight miles from where we had been herded into the horse box to sleep by the hunters Matt and Marcus. We're glad to have got through that stretch of Wyoming. Although attacks are incredibly rare, the population and frequency of bears ...
... to Rawlins the highway signs warn of high winds up to 35 mph gusts. We make it to the campground sitting up on a top of a hill and the girl says they usually have wind but not this bad and I found out later that is due to the basin and no high mountains to stop or change the air flow. We put the slides out but the motorhome was rocking too much so we put the living room side in for the night. It is strange here, there are two rows of travel trailers and some motorhomes ...
- It is now 1:44 in the morning and we are running low on gas so we fill up in Sinclair Wyoming.
- We grab coffee and a couple of some extremely unhealthy red bulls.
- Gas Cost: $44.28
- Drink Cost: Best $7 ever spent.
... Bill and Calamity Jane.
Then like the majority of gold rush prospectors we found our hopes dashed upon discovering that the Broken Boot Goldmine was closed for the season and we couldn't take the tour or go panning. With heavy hearts we left the black hills and headed west into Wyoming.
Next stop was Devils Tower Wyoming, Americas 1st national monument and favorite UFO landing spot. We took some pictures but missed out on any close ...