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May 2, 2007 - Headed East - IV - Well maybe!!

Arrived at Ft. Bridger, WY, ahead of the storm. For two days the forecast was for snow and travel advisories were out. It would rain and snow but melt as soon as it hit the ground. Because we are at over 6600 feet and have some hills and valleys to navigate thru we thought it would be prudent to sit for awhile. So we decided we would travel on Sunday. This morning (Saturday, May 5) we woke to over 2 inches of snow. Webcam on the roads we are going to travel shows them pretty snowy. So we will sit some more. Our schedule has some of flex...

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Aug 22, 2006 - Part 7 Fort Bridger, WY

We returned to the Oregon Trail. Yesterday was a travel day. Memorable happenings: a female moose and her two babies near Jackson; several female big horn sheep and their half grown lambs in Hoback Valley; a beautiful drive south through Hoback Valley/ Canyon where the Astoria fur traders traveled on their way to the Columbia River; crossing two alternate Oregon Trails, the Lander cutoff and the Sublette cutoff; and seeing where Jim Bridger, one of the most famous mountain men, carved his name in 1844. South of the Hoback (Hoback, by the...

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The Kyser Chronicles

May 21, 2006 - Fort Bridger, Wyoming

We're so lucky! We are passing through country we've never seen before, but country we've read about, heard about, seen movies about. This is High Prairie, this is the Old West, this is the land of cowboys and outlaws and frontiersmen and fur traders and, of course, the Native Americans we decimated in the process. In 1843, Jim Bridger and his partner, Louis Vasquez, built a trading post along the Oregon Trail, as an emigrant supply stop. In a letter to one of his potential suppliers, Bridger wrote, "I have established a small fort with...

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Sep 29, 2005 - Fort Bridger Wyoming

The scheduled service on the motorhome was finished by early afternoon today so we made it to Fort Bridger Wyoming late this afternoon. We are very happy with the decision to route through Sunset Utah to Charlie's for the service. Wonderful folks to deal with, fair and honest, with happy employees. They know how to run a successful business. We spoke with some of the local folks there to have service done. They all had the highest praise for the honesty, integrity and fairness of Charlie's. Charlie and Vickie's photo was taken in front of...

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