Wyoming has been tempting us with this jewel of nature for days! Worth the wait as Bighorn National Forest and the scenic highways 14 & 14A are well worth the trip!
Bighorn National Forest is an incredibly diverse landscape! Rocky, grassy, high and low elevations…there is something new to see around every twist and turn of the highway!
We drove about 60 miles in and then took a romp in these grassy meadows! Somewhere in the distance I swear you could almost hear Julie Andrews singing! HaHa!
The girls are happy to be stretching their legs. I love the mix of colors this landscape provides.
Such and unusual place…pines and spruce giving way to grasslands! This National Forest was established in 1897 and is one of the oldest protected areas in the US! It’s easy to see WY! (Wyoming humor!)
Most of the forest is above 5000 ft elevation with peaks as high as 13,000 that are only accessible by horse or hike!
This is my favorite shot of the day!
This photo is taken from a vista spot on the return toward Sheridan. A glimpse of the scenic highway and diversity of the landscape!
This is Sibley Lake, one of many lakes in this area!
Dense forest really does cover a great deal of the area as seen here! In the distance is low lying prairie we have come to know so well here!
That is some view from 8400 ft up!!!!!
A day of travel redemption for us! Gorgeous and worth the wait. Wyoming is full of surprises!
Travel day tomorrow as we near our conclusion of Wyoming. Likely a stay at the Walmart Resort and Spa…stay tuned….