Cheyenne to Worland

Trip Start Jul 10, 2010
Trip End Jul 31, 2010

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Monday, July 12, 2010

This trip first exposed Joann and I to the beautiful landscape of Wyoming.
We drove up to Cheyenne from Denver the night before in the twilight so we didn't see that much. also Cheyenne is located just over the border of Colorado. We left Cheyenne about 8 am headed due north to Worland to spend the night a distance of about 4-500miles. on the way out of town we passed the site of the annual Cheyenne rodeo which is to be held there next week. this is the biggest rodeo in the world which i think includes Cheyenne. we knew immediately we weren't in Kansas anymore. who in their right mind would choose horses, cows and rope over basketball. we shook our heads and moved on up the road.

The landscape was beautiful and awe inspiring and little did we know at the time just the tip of the iceberg. you could see for miles and miles at every turn and over the next rise you could see even further. the open ranges were endless and dotted with cattle out grazing with not a care in the world. Hell we even decided we wouldn't mind being a cow in this country if we didn't know what was going to happen at the end of the grazing season. They were indeed happy care free cows.

The land seemed to go on forever with "buttes" I think that's what they call them all over the place. We took I25 to Casper, WY and then branched off on 20/26 which was a two lane road but very drivable toward Shoshoni a distance of about 100 miles or so. The landscape was about the same as before until we entered Wind River Canyon. Then all HELL broke loose. We entered a mountainous canyon area with a rushing river along side for 20-30 Miles. You can see the pictures for yourself on the attached link thru picasa. Each turn in the road was more spectacular than the last. I didn't know God could make cliffs and rocks like that. He is one great artist. The pictures speak for themselves so I won't try and explain because I could never do it justice anyway.

We also saw the world's largest natural mineral hot springs there are pictures of this also but  they really don', show that much, besides I prefer hot cakes over hot springs anyday.

That pretty much tells the story for day 3. 

Arrived in Worland around 6:00 pm     Took a walk and hit the sack.

We will pick it up tomorrow on our way to Cody, Wyo. 

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Patrick on

"You can see the pictures for yourself on the attached link thru picasa." Goodness, that was a very geeky thing for my dad to type.

Patrick on

Oh, I almost forgot...Doug and Carlene McKinnon are also driving around the Great West. They spent the night near Denver Sunday and they are headed south. The went through Nebraska on the way out of Kentucky so they are basically doing a counter-clockwise loop. They'll return home through the panhandle after seeing the Grand Canyon and such. Coincidence!

Mandy on

Wow. Sounds incredible... 30-mile canyons with raging rivers nearby! Stay away from the edge!

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