When I travel, I revel in the crazy encounters, in the soft souls that hold me for a time.
And sometimes, I revel in their absence.
Wyoming. It’s vast. The sky pools overhead and the hills undulate on and on and on, spotted with scrub, never quite hiding how far the landscape can stretch. For all the millions of people in this country, it still has its empty places.
I peered out of the car windows, looking for prairie dogs.
We stopped in a small town, population less than a hundred. A visitor information office sat sentry, housing maps for the nearby national forest. We were given our directions, and water from the house out back, from an enthusiastic and helpful lady. I pet the horses fenced in next door.
An hour later, we were bouncing along the dirt forest roads. I aggressively ruled out spots that portended neighbors. Winding our way high onto a hill, we came across a spot that, though not entirely flat, contained an old fire circle and was as isolated as we could get. We took it.
The evening was spent setting up camp, stoking the fire, eating our camping food, hiding from a quick burst of rain in the tent, watching birds and chipmunks, and generally being alone and slightly wild.
Tagged: camping, medicine bow national forest, photography, travel, united states, wyoming
Wyoming is one of those states I haven’t been to but definitely want to go to! I’ve seen such gorgeous pictures! And it looks like you had a nice time in the outdoors. :) nice post.
I love Wyoming! It’s so beautiful and un built up. Looks like a great night.
Wyoming is so beautiful. I’ve had such a great time living here the last few months. It’s unspoiled (mostly) and the perfect place to get some peace and quiet.
So beautiful… would be amazing if that’s my backyard :)
Nature ! Nothing like adventuring
I have never been to Wyoming! But I think its a beautiful.
Wyoming. Next on my travel list. It looks lovely!
Not a fan of the country usually. But this has me wanting to travel here! It’s a cool feeling , feeling like you’re far out of reach from the busy loud world we live in.
Would love to visit!