Well, we haven’t been in range of any cell phone towers, and thus no internet. That’s why I haven’t been able to visit any of you, my wonderful blog friends. I am writing this on Saturday afternoon. We drove 8 miles up the road to get service so I am scheduling a couple of posts. We will back in a town this Wednesday afternoon however, so then I will get to play catch up with all of you.
So where have we been? Tuesday we left Jackson Hole and drove to a small, old, mining community called South Pass city. This is a gold mine town from the mid 1800’s that was in danger of falling to ruin. Some local people took charge and had it made into a historic district. The old buildings still stand how they did back then, complete with furnishings. It was very fun and interesting to see.
This was an old homestead on the way to South Pass.
There is also another old town 2 miles away, called Atlantic City. It was fun to see as well, but not where you can get out and go through the old buildings like South Pass.
After South Pass we drove towards Devils gate, Martins cove, and Independence rock. This part of Wyoming is where all the immigrant trails came together, because this was the easiest route across the continental divide. You can still see the wagon tracks through the prairie, which is amazing to me. In another life time, I lived not far from this area, and I liked to walk on the wagon tracks and find old bottles and the like that had been left behind.
This photo is one of my 100 Days project images, taken at Independence Rock.
We stopped at Martins Cove, which was a bust, except we got to walk to Devils Gate. This is a steep canyon where the Sweetwater river goes through. I took some photos, and we booked it out of there.
We then drove to Independence Rock, made dinner, and walked around and on top of the rock. Which is pretty interesting with all the names engraved on it. There was this small gated plot too. I don’t know what it was for, a grave maybe. Neat iron work.
We spent the night there at the rest stop. The next morning we headed for Colorado. We drove and drove trying to find a place to stay. We ended up at a campground off Hgwy 14 out of Walden. Apparently lots of people like to camp around here, and there is no such thing as boondocking, so we could only stay one night. We left Friday morning headed further down the canyon, and looking for a place to camp. I had an idea that our friends Mike and Shannon were along here somewhere, and low and behold, we found them.
So now we are all camped in a nice campground along the Poudre river. As I said above, we will be here till Wednesday when we go to Loveland for the Sculpture in the park show.
I have been posting in my 100 Days Project as best I can, Here is the link, if you are interested.