The Nature Conservancy’s Red Canyon Ranch

One of the many properties owned by The Nature Conservancy is Red Canyon Ranch south of Lander, Wyoming. We spent a glorious afternoon there yesterday, on a horse drawn wagon ride as part of a donor appreciation event. We have donated to the Nature Conservancy for 14 year’s. No, this is not a sponsored post. I haven’t yet monetized this blog. I may never monetize it, although that was the intent when I began it.  I like keeping it all content, for now anyway. The Red Canyon Ranch Wyoming has so much iconic scenery that the Red Canyon is overlooked. The Wind …

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Meeteetse, Wyoming

Annual Labor Day Celebrations are underway in Meeteetse. Best known now as home as the black footed ferret, Meeteetse was best known in the early 1900’s as home of the Pitchfork Ranch. Photographer Charles J. Belden and Conrad Swhwiering,  a disciple of Jackson Pollack, who came from Cody, Wyoming. They were all famous Western artists back in the day. We visited the Meeteetse Museum, which was interesting, as well as taking in a local craft fair followed by lunch at a local bar and grill. We followed up our local excursion with jaunt to Sunshine Reservoir, both upper and lower. …

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Beat the Heat at Ranger Creek

It was 90 degrees here  on Saturday so we drove up to Ranger Creek for a picnic  lunch. 71 degrees felt cool!  Flood watches are in effect due to the snow melt and warmer temperatures so fishing is not really an option this early in the season. Hiking is muddy and wet, too. We saw three deer grazing on the drive out. A lot of times we see moose at Ranger Creek. Not this time, but we were up during the heat of the day when smart animals are resting. The Ranger Creek Recreation Area is a group site that can accommodate …

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Day Trips versus Road Trips

Summer is the best time to travel. We recently took a road trip to see our son receive his master’s degree in Moscow, Idaho. It’s a 13 hour drive. My husband and I like to enjoy the journey, so we stayed in Missoula, Montana on the drive there, and Bozeman, Montana on the return trip. It’s a trip we have made several times in our son’s educational journey. We are so proud of him! Montana is verdant and green with rolling hills of grassland and snow peaked mountain passes. The Clark’s Fork and Yellowstone Rivers were and are flooding. They …

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Spring Weather in Wyoming

Spring weather in Wyoming is unpredictable. Springtime in Wyoming?  There are two seasons in Wyoming, winter and construction.  Spring? Blink and you’ll miss it. This morning we have snow. Yesterday we had rain. We have had 8 inches of snow on the mountain since Monday. The moisture is welcome, since Wyoming isn’t habitable without water. The Buffalo Bill Dam was built so that Northwest Wyoming, where I live, would be able to be settled. We have had several weeks of near 60 degrees in the day and below freezing at night. The past week we’ve had highs in the mid …

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Fun Facts About Wyoming

Wyoming is the 10th biggest state in the United States. An updated estimate of the state of Wyoming’s population shows 573,720 residents in 2018. That means Wyoming ranks 50th in terms of population of all the 50 states. Our biggest population center is Cheyenne. We have more wildlife than people. The photos are all Wyoming traffic jam examples that I downloaded off the internet.     The estimated population for Cheyenne in 2018 is 66,416. The elevation‎ is ‎6,115 and it is located in the southeast corner of the state. It is closer to drive to Denver, Colorado from Cheyenne than it …

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– 36 With Windchill; Very Cold

Although the temperature is -20, with windchill it is -36. We had a winter storm roll in on Sunday, with whiteout snow and strong winds. The snow sculptures are beautiful, but shoveling three times a day when it is grey and dreary with blowing snow isn’t fun. Today dawned with blue skies and sunshine which means colder temperatures. It’s supposed to clear by the weekend. I have a meeting thirty miles away this morning. The building is manufactured, and the heating isn’t optimal. I’m taking my husband’s vehicle, since it has on demand 4 wheel drive and sit’s higher off …

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Skiing Powder

Willow Park Nordic Area Photos from this week Meadowlark Ski Area is open Friday through Monday for President’s Day this week. It’s our local downhill ski area and they  have epic snowfall this year. It’s going to be a great weekend to go out and play on the mountain! Have fun and drive safe.     Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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10 Movies About Wyoming

Since 1914, over 50 Hollywood movies have been made with Wyoming as the setting. How many have you seen? Here are 10 movies about Wyoming to watch this winter. Wind River, 2017 I haven’t seen it, but this is what the reviews are. Jeremy Renner plays a Wyoming Fish and Wildlife Service tracker, Cory Lambert, who discovers the body of a murdered Wind River Indian woman. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger …

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