Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ok On To Jackson, WY

Alrighty then, where were we? Oh yeah, we were in southern Wyoming.

When we got to Rock Springs, we took Hwy 191 north to Pinedale.  Here we saw some more landscape changes!  From rocky slopes to thick forests.  Very much of the landscape is left wild.  There were the occasional hay fields/pastures, but even the yards were small areas which looked somewhat unkept.

This beautiful little river ran all through and around this area.  It was so clear you could see every little rock and pebble!  Even at 60 mph!

Sorry about the bug guts there, but there was no slowing the man down! We were getting close!

These antelope were grazing in this pasture as the guy was trying to bale it!  They didn't seem too concerned about the equipment!
These were the only fences they used to keep cattle and horses in.  It sure wouldn't be enough around here.  We did see signs from time to time that said "Free Range Watch for loose livestock."  I think anyone with livestock had large parcels of land.  Livestock was always in large, wide open areas.
Here is another shot of the river.  I just couldn't get enough of it!  Every bend was more beautiful than the last!

Then we spotted this fire.  When we got to the camp ground, they said that it was fairly small and was under control so the park was letting it burn.  Trying to let nature take it's course.  I guess it was started by lightning the night before. 
We were near Hoback Junction where "Margaret" (our GPS) messed us up, so that was the end of the picture taking until we found our way to the KOA.  About 4 or 5 miles.
I was a little disappointed in the KOA.  The sites were "postage stamp" size.  And they had planted a tree in the middle of our site so we were unable to open our awning.  But what the heck!  We didn't spend that much time at camp anyway!
Wayne and Nancy weren't too far behind us.  They flew into Salt Lake, UT, rented a car and drove 6 hours to Jackson!  We got to camp about 4 CST and they got there around 6:30 CST.  Wayne had the grill going with pork chops and I opened a can of baked beans and fixed some mashed potatos!  First night - GREAT!  Off to the Grand Tetons in the morning!

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