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Day 12 – Onto the Faces

Yesterday it was a little cloudier than previous days which was nice for a change. The temperature never got above 72 but we never got any rain although late in the after noon it did look threatening.

After a leisurely wake up and a little more waxing on the trailer we headed for the Bighorn Mountains. We took Highway 16 out of Buffalo and as we went up in elevation the views became spectacular. Here on the left is Loaf Mountain, in the middle is Bighorn Peak and on the right is Darton Peak. If you click on the picture it will get bigger and easier to see.

The rock formations were really something to see, they make you want to become a geologist.

We even got to play in the snow a little bit.

We continued on through the mountains to the small town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The population is 320 but on the Fourth of July they have their big rodeo and the town was full, so to speak. We had lunch at the Ten Sleep Saloon.

It was a real cowboy bar and quite rustic. It really made us feel like we were out is the old west and I guess we are.

After lunch we drove around town a little bit and then back over the mountains. Along the way we noticed more flooding that was caused mostly by the snow melt. The Ten Sleep River was running really hard.

We got back to camp and had a nice relaxing evening with hot dogs on the barbie.

Today it’s off to Custer, South Dakota and Mount Rushmore. Marilyn has never seen the four faces and it’s been a long time for me as well. We’ll stay there two nights. While driving we always take a little break a couple of hours into the trip for coffee and a “Sandy Bar”. Marilyn’s sister Sandy made some really yummy snack bars that hit the spot perfectly. Thanks Sandy! Unfortunately we are about to run out but they were great while they lasted.


5 Responses

  1. Sounds like another big day planned. I just moved to Amana, IA so the distance between us is narrowing.

  2. I bought two hand-made canes from Ray Becker of Ten Sleep Wyoming. They are quite beautiful and made from black walnut. I am enjoying your posts.


  3. You have some great pictures to share with everyone. What great memories you are going to have…Thank you for sharing..Continue to have a great time….

  4. We took this same route a few years back and it has been so much fun reliving the scenery with you. If you get a chance stop by the petrified forest just off I 90 after the faces but before Wall Drug. We enjoyed it and the owner was really nice.

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